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How to Install Artificial Grass
Step 01 – Remove Grass
Remove the top four inches of your existing lawn and base, and then dispose of it according to local regulations. Soil builds up quickly, so we recommend having a dump trailer onsight.
Step 02 – add base
Next, evenly spread three inches of class II road base over the area where you will be laying your turf. Road base will help us to create a level platform with proper drainage.
Lightly wet the area and go over it with a compactor to create a smooth base for laying the material.
Depending on your yard, you may want to add gopher wire and weed barrier to prevent vegetation and pests from sprouting through your new lawn. Weed barrier is NOT recommended if you have pets.
Step 03 – lay turf
Next is the part we’ve all been waiting for… It’s time to lay your brand new turf!
As you roll out your gorgeous new lawn, be careful not to let it drag across your freshly prepared base. We recommend letting grass sit in the sun for 30-60 minutes to expand. Make sure that the blades and stitch patterns are all facing the same way. Ignoring this would result in a poor looking lawn.
Use a carpet kicker to stretch and maneuver the turf into place.
Step 04 – cut it to fit
Next, use a box cutter to fit your new lawn to the unique shape of your yard. Leave a quarter to half an inch of turf over the border to help with finishing touches.
Then secure the seams using seam tape and glue. Correctly fitting the seams together is essential to creating a pristine, natural looking yard. Make sure that the blades of each piece of turf are oriented the same way, and that space in between stitch rows match.
Our crew places the red line of the seam tape squarely in the center of the seam with the glue on each side of the red line. We then move the turf into place and let the glue set.
Step 05 – secure the perimeter
After tucking in the border with a putty knife and hammer, place 40-D 5 inch non-galvanized turf nails every six inches to secure your turf to its three inch base.
We recommend also placing a handful of nails along the seams to reinforce these areas. Then brush the turf with a power or push broom to stand the blades up straighter BEFORE adding infill. This will create a more vertical blade memory.
Step 06 – spread infill
Next it’s time to spread the infill! Adding the correct amount of infill will directly impact the appearance, performance, and life span of your lawn. Use a drop spreader to evenly disperse the proper amount of infill.
Step 07 – brush infill
Once the infill is in place, use a power or push broom to brush the turf. This will stand the blades up straight and give your new lawn the appearance of freshly mowed grass. Lastly, rinse the grass to get rid of all remaining dust.
Step 08 – ENJOY YOUR LAWN
Once you’ve rinsed your lawn and packed up your equipment, all that’s left to do is kick back, relax, and enjoy your brand new turf! You won’t have to worry about getting up early to mow ever again. The only necessary maintenance is brushing your lawn a couple times each year.
How We Install Artificial Grass on Concrete / Patios
Installing grass on concrete is a bit different from soil. Here’s how our team installs turf lawn on concrete areas.
Care and Maintenance
Download our artificial grass care and maintenance document to learn how to keep your turf looking great for years to come!
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