6 Things I Wish I Knew Before Installing Turf Myself

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DIY remodels aren’t always as luxurious in real life as they are on the television. For the inexperienced installer, turf installations can come with unforeseen difficulties. Before you go down the DIY route, you should know what you’re getting into!  

Here are six reasons why you shouldn’t install turf yourself!

1. Avoid injury!

Installing turf is a labor intensive process which leaves plenty of room for knicks, tears, cuts, and possibly worse. Box cutters, pick axes, and compactors in untrained hands is a recipe for disaster. 

Just because you watched someone build an amazing backyard on HGTV doesn’t mean you have the skills and technical knowledge to install your own turf. Without the proper safety training and PPE, a fun DIY project can quickly turn into an insurance nightmare. 

Even if you know how to use all the tools correctly, wear and tear on your muscles and joints can have far reaching consequences. Having to repeatedly bend over creates unnecessary strain on your neck, knees and back. You can avoid injury by opting for professional installation!

2. Installing turf takes A LOT of time!

Nobody ever said that remodels were quick! Especially not when you do it yourself.

All of that manual labor takes time. You have to dig out your top soil, lay your base, and secure your weed barrier all before you even begin to lay your turf! And unless you plan on buying expensive power tools you’ll be doing all that labor with a shovel, pickaxe, and hammer.

Biltright contractors use high end power tools to get the job done quickly.

3. You may not have all the tools you need to get the job done right!

Hand tools are great if you have all the time in the world. I mean who wouldn’t want to spend days digging up their old yard?

Professional turf installation uses heavy machinery to build your lawn quickly and effectively. While DIYers use shovels and wheelbarrows to remove the top layer of existing soil, our team uses a compact track loader to complete that same task in a fraction of the time! 

If you do it yourself you’ll probably be stuck using a push broom to spread infill. Compare that to our team’s quick and efficient use of a power broom and you start to see why we can install a yard in days.

Biltright utilizes high caliber machinery to craft amazing yards. To build your dream yard our team will use premium turf, class two road base, a compact track loader, a dump trailer, a compactor, a carpet kicker, non galvanized nails, putty knives, seam tape, infill, a drop spreader, a power broom, gopher wire, and weed barrier fabric. To make sure it gets done right, our team uses the best resources available.


  1. Need an extra hand?

It’s tough installing turf all by your lonesome! One person installations can drag on forever. If only for the reason that you don’t have help to get you out of a jam. Think about all the tasks where you wish you had an extra hand, or seven! 

Biltright uses a team of seasoned contractors to get the same job finished in a matter of days, or less!

5. Don’t quit your day job!

Not everyone can be a master contractor. And why should you? You probably already have a million things to do, so why muddy that up by taking on a huge project? 

By going with a professional you can use all those extra hours spending time with love ones, or enjoying some much needed R&R.

6. We offer a no visible seams guarantee!

Artificial turf can look identical to living grass, if it’s installed correctly. Visible seams and entire rolls facing different directions can turn your quality investment into tacky turf.

Biltright Turf offers a ‘No Visible Seams’ guarantee which ensures that your yard meets the highest standards in artificial turf installation or it’s on us to fix it!


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Can you install turf yourself?

Yes. Should you? Maybe? Installing artificial turf can be a lot of hard work, and if you don’t have experience doing this sort of thing, it might be better left to a professional.

Can I just put turf on dirt?

Laying artificial grass directly on top of soil or existing grass simply does not work. The final result would be an extremely uneven looking lawn.

Biltright’s contractors put in the work of completely digging up your old landscape and then laying class 2 road base for an even surface to spread your turf. This is just one thing we do to create pristine looking lawns. For a better understanding of all our installation services, check out this video on our process!

Learn more through a free consultation!

Our specialists are happy to answer any questions you may have about our turf technology and turf installation processes. We offer virtual and in-person consultations.

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