A SAVVY woman who has a low-maintenance garden has shared how she keeps it clean all-year round.
Shayla, otherwise known as @Hammsmom, took to her TikTok account to explain what it’s like to have turf instead of normal grass.
Panning the camera across her impeccable garden, she said: “Did you know when you have turf, you have to brush it?”
She could then be seen running a rake over the edges of her garden, where the grass meets with the concrete pavement.
“When you have normal grass, you don’t really have to worry about dog hair building up,” she continued.
“But when you have turf, the dog hair has nowhere to go so it just sits on the top.”
Shayla then shared that she does this routine of raking out all the leaves, dog hair and other items from the turf to keep it looking fresh and clean.
She said: “A few times a year we can tell that there’s a tonne of dog hair just sitting right on top of our turf, so we use this special rake and we go through the entire yard and throw it all away.”
As she said this, three German Shepherds could be seen walking around the garden, keeping her company as she got on with the work.
“To be fair though, this is the only maintenance we have to do,” she went on.
“We never have to seed it, mow it, water it… So I am pretty okay with that.”
In the caption, she added: “The only maintenance when you have turf! Especially with three large dogs”.
People were quick to comment on the video as one person suggested: “I’d be vacuuming the turf,” to which she replied: “To keep the turf standing up and keep it from absorbing urine, there is a ton of silica sand on top of it that you can’t see, so you can’t vacuum”.
“I would love turf,” another said. “My dogs absolutely destroy the natural grass in my backyard, and we like to entertain there”.
A third shared: “I just got a 9k quote for turf… I hope it’s worth it cause I’m lazy and don’t want maintenance.”
While a fourth added: “i want to suggest using a squeegee on turf, it really gets the furr out really well”. [sic]
But others couldn’t help but ask where her dogs were and hit out at the turf lawn.
“How do you assure the dogs does not use the bathroom on the turf,” [sic] one person wrote.
Another said: “What about poopy? You just pick it up and then hose off the spot? Or how does that work?”
A third shared: “I was wondering g too, where do they potty? Can they go on the turf?if so, how do you clean it? Thanks!” [sic]
While a fourth added: “Boring grass. Where’s the flowers for the bees and stuff?”
She responded: “It’s March in Colorado lol it’s still snowing here… So no alive flowers or plants”. [sic]