If your natural lawn is less than optimal, then you may want to consider artificial turf to cover your outdoor space. With proper installation, an artificial lawn requires no regular maintenance apart from an occasional spray to keep it clean. Even though Turf Pros Solution has over a dozen artificial turf installers, we totally understand that one of the most ideal approaches to cut expenses on home improvements is to do it without anyone’s help; or currently known as DIY (Do It Yourself). Installing artificial turf at home can be intense, especially for a large lawn, so recruit a few strong friends to help with the process.
Here are the steps to install artificial turf at home:
Measure your yard with a 100 foot tape measure or a measuring wheel. Additionally, you can use an aerial map application like Google Maps to determine how much artificial turf you will need.
Spray the areas with a weed killer. For any existing grass and weeds in the area where you want to lay your turf, start by spraying with Round-Up or a similar product to kill all of the vegetation in the area. Using a spade or turf cutter, remove existing turf.
Next, level it with a landscaping rake and then, spray with water and compact the area with a water-filled lawn roller. Dig the soil out to a depth of approximately 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 inches. The artificial grass will need to sit approximately 1/2 inch above any edging.
Unroll and lay the artificial grass out flat, cut off the ends and then line up all the seams/edges. Next, fold back the edges of turf and attach seam tape in between the middle of the two pieces to adhere; then roll back one side of turf onto seam tape and do the same to the remaining pieces. Note: Be sure the seams are taut and precise, the grain of the turf is all facing in the same direction, and the space at the seam is the same as the stitching gauge.
After turf is installed, power broom before applying infill. Apply infill onto turf using a drop spreader. Spread infill as evenly as possible with a grading rake or broom until infill settles into the base of the turf.
Use a push broom and brush the grass fibers against the grain to make them stand up, as they may be a bit flattened from being rolled up.
Use a broadcaster/spreader to add sand between the grass fibers to a depth of approximately ½” to ¾” is recommended. Then, brush again to work the sand down into the thatch and grass backing which will also make the fibers stand up.
Stake down the turf along the perimeter with 6-8”in turf nails about every 2-3’ft. If desired, add edging, rock or other border.
TIPS TO INSTALL ARTIFICIAL TURF AT HOME:
- Prior to installation lay turf out under the sun for at least 1-2 hours to allow turf to acclimate. This will make the backing less stiff and the turf easier to be power broomed.
- Always stretch and install turf taut.
- One yard of base materials will cover 80 square feet at 4 inch depth (1 Yard = 1 Ton).
- Do not overlap seams.
- Never drive nails into base too far because this will create a noticeable dip.
- Always run grain of turf in the same direction.
- Never use regular sand for infill.
- Use carpet scissors to trim off the excessive turf blades.
Why choose Turf Pros Solution:
Turf Pros Solution is made with the best quality colouring agents and UV stabilizers. As a result, UV radiation has no effect whatsoever on the colour of the grass. No matter how much sun, rain, hail, or snow your artificial grass lawn has to endure, it will remain attractive, our artificial grass doesn’t fade. We have tested our artificial grasses for colour-fastness and UV resistance under extreme circumstances. From the hot deserts of Arizona to the humid conditions of Florida, our artificial grass has proven its worth. Our artificial turf won’t fade or flatten. It is UV stabilised and will retain its colour and integrity season after season.
So don’t wait any longer to install artificial turf at home!
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