How is Artificial Grass Installed?
The prospect of having artificial grass is both exciting and daunting. On one hand, the life of beautiful, low maintenance landscape in your home is many people’s dream. But thinking about how to install artificial grass can be quite overwhelming. There’s so much that goes into the artificial grass installation process that getting the details straight is enough to make anyone’s head spin.
Every home improvement project has to start with a design phase. As far as artificial grass installation is concerned, you have a few things to consider in this phase. Before beginning your projects, research extensively how to install artificial turf for your specific type of property. Artificial grass installation for pet turf will be different from that of a home putting green.
Not only must you decide on the aesthetic side of your new artificial grass, but other details (such as drainage, irrigation, and soil condition) must be thought out as well. Professionals can be hired to come to your property, take measurements, and go over the best possible options for you. However, many people wish to plan out their artificial grass installation process on their own.
The period right before the fake grass installation involves preparing the base of your soil. Rocks, weeds, piping, sprinklers, and electric wiring will have to be either removed or relocated. The area of your property that will be getting the new artificial grass will have to have a smooth, level foundation for there to be proper installation and drainage. After that, lightly water the area and have it compacted compacted (through tamping or rolling gravel) in order to further solidify the foundation and prepare it for the last few steps in your artificial grass installation.
Next comes the custom fitting. Measure the area of your artificial turf area, giving it a little extra space in order to tuck and nail the edges in. After the proper shape and size of your turf is available, lay it over the area loosely. Razor knives or carpet cutters can be used to carefully trim the turf so that it is fitted.
The last step in the artificial grass installation process is securing the turf. Depending on what type of artificial turf is used and what the design of the specific area is, either adhesive or nails may be used for this step. When using adhesive, dot both the foundation and the back side of the turf. Then lay it carefully down while applying pressure. Allow the adhesive to dry before walking on the fake grass.
If you find that nailing in your grass is the better option for your property, you’ll have a bit of work cut out for you. We recommend installing the nails in increments of six to nine inches, about three-quarters of the way down. If the nails are installed properly, the artificial grass will remain firmly connected to the base foundation.
After securing the artificial grass, the job is done! If after researching how to install fake grass, you decide the task might be too big to take on, you’re in luck. JusTurf will take care of it all. Our professional artificial grass installers will get the job done quickly and efficiently. Call us now so you can sit back and relax while we do the work for you!