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How to Install Landscape Artificial Grass
- Jan 17, 2018 -

Follow these simple Do-It-Yourself instructions to install artificial turf

Step 1: Define and Measure1.jpg
  Define, paint and measure your potential turf area. Keeping in mind that turf   comes in 15' widths, measure what your lineal footage of turf will be. All   turf must be laid out in the same direction.

Step 2: Excavate 2.jpg
  A minimum depth of 5" is suggested for base material and turf. Remove   grass, dirt, or other materials to leave a 5" reveal inside all borders.   Cap and/or remove any irrigation
within the specified area, as   required.

Step 3: Install Borders3.jpg
  Concrete curbing or polypropylene wood-flexed bender board are recommended,   as they will last as long as the turf. Make sure your borders carry a   warranty similar to that of the turf being installed.

Step 4: Primary Base Layer04.jpg
  Install 3/4" minus aggregate material at a minimum depth of 2".   Rake out evenly, or to desired contour
'. Keep drainage and water flow   in mind during this process. (1yd. of this material will cover 150 s.f. at   depth of 2")

Step 5: Wet Down and Compact4.jpg
  Slightly wet the entire surface. Using a vibrating plate compactor compact   the surface several times. Repeat until base is very hard.

Step 6: Leveling Layer 5.jpg   Install a leveling layer of decomposed granite (1/4" minus) at a depth   of 1". Rake to desired grade and compact, as mentioned in the previous   steps. (1yd. of this material will cover approximately 310 s.f. at a depth of   1")

Step 7: Roll, Tack, and Cut6.jpg
  Once base is completed, roll out turf and tack in place, using galvanized   nails (16d or 40d), spikes, or landscape staples. Then cut turf into all   perimeter borders as necessary. A carpet knife is recommended.

Step 8: Secure Perimeter7.jpg
  Secure the perimeter of the turf every 6"-12", using galvanized   nails (16d or 40d), spikes, or landscape staples.

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Step 9: Silica Sand8.jpg
  Using a drop spreader, like those used to distribute fertilizer, evenly   distribute #20 grit  silica sand over   entire turf area. We recommend using between 1 lb. and 3 lbs. of silica sand   to lend weight to the turf. This helps to prevent   expansion and contraction
of the turf during temperature   changes.

Step 10: Brooming9.jpg
 
Work the silica sand down into the fibers of the   turf, by using a 24" stiff bristle, or coarse nylon push broom. If   available, power brooms can make this step faster and easier.

Step 11: Enjoy your New Turf10.jpg

Step 12: Tell one of your jealous friends to give us   a call.11.jpg