The presence of moss, algae and weeds can form within the pile of an artificial turf surface most likely at the perimeter of a sports pitch. The incidence of this type of infestation can now be seen more frequently, perhaps due to the cycle of wet and mild weather this Country has tended to experience – ‘Global warming?’
However, ‘shade’ is a major cause very often resulting from the presence of overhanging trees, solid rebound walls or kickboards, and the general layout and topography of the location/site.
Failure to remove leaves and other organic matter which have been allowed to accumulate on the surface, will as it breaks down, create conditions ideal for the growth of such infestation.
Removal can either be by purely mechanical means or a combination of chemical treatment and subsequent mechanical or hand brushing/scraping.