It’s time to remove that lawn that has caused you so much frustration over the years! The water bills, brown spots, mowing, and mud; say goodbye to it all! Artificial Grass Liquidators recommends removing 2 to 4 inches of your existing lawn or base. Keep in mind earth does add up fast. We recommend having a flat bed trailer on site. Ensure you take the proper measurements to dispose of your existing base correctly. Check your local city’s website for the information you need to properly dispose of your soil.
Seems like a lot of work? AGL has exclusive synthetic grass installation professionals with the right equipment and tools to make sure your project is done correctly. With over 12 years of experience, we can help you create the scenic area that you’ve always dreamed of.
Install 2- 4 inches of decomposed granite or class 2-road base.
Decomposed granite is probably the most popular material used because it easily breaks down to conform to the ground surface. The stones should be kept within an inch of one another so that the surface is relatively flat, resulting in the best surface for your new artificial grass.
To ensure overall stability of the artificial grass, it is critical that filler material is used to surround the larger rocks. The two most common fines that are used are lime and clay. Filler material is never larger than 1/4 of an inch around. Sometimes, sand is used for a smoother appearance.
Once the correct ratio has been placed on the ground, it is compacted while ensuring the rock layer stays relatively level. With a proper crushed rock base, your fake grass will have no problem draining, meaning that rainfall and irrigation should soak into the ground. AGL does recommend using a weed barrier to ensure that no vegetation or growth appears under your artificial grass.
Roll out your new Artificial Grass. Be very carefully to not drag your turf across your freshly prepped base. If you are working with multiple rolls or 2 pieces, it is very important that the blade direction or stitch patterns are facing the same way.
Crossing blade directions will result in poor appearance. Carefully nudge and move your artificial grass into the proper position. If you are working with a large piece of turf, wearing kneepads is helpful to assist in placement.
cut to fit
Now that your turf is in the desired area, it is time to make the appropriate cuts. The best cutting devices are razor knives and carpet cutters. All cuts should be made from the back of the synthetic grass so you can see the stitch rows.
When making the cut leave 1/4’’ to 1/2’’ of turf over the edge of your boarder, this will help with the finishing touches toward the complete of your project. If you are working with multiple pieces of synthetic grass this the perfect time to secure your seams with AGL seam tape and turf glue. Be sure that the blades of your turf are laying the same direction when seaming.
Place the red line of your AGL seam tape right down the center of the seam, and make an “S” pattern with your glue on the seam tape. Move turf into place and let the glue set for 15 minutes. Once the seam is brushed up it will disappear.
Time to secure your Artificial Grass to the ground. Start by tucking the 1/4’’ to 1/2’’ edge you left into the border with a metal putty knife and hammer. We recommend using AGL 40-D 5’’ turf nails or staples. Using a hammer, gently tap the nail or staple until it pierces the polyurethane backing.
Disperse the turf blades with fingers and drive the nail or staple into the ground. A nail or staple should be placed every 6 inches along the outside perimeter and every 2 feet on the inside areas. Be sure to reinforce your seamed areas with a few nails for staples.
Keep in mind when you start the securing process wrinkle may appear. This is normal; once the proper amount of nails or staples are dispersed your area will ever out.
Meeting the proper infill requirements for the turf system you have purchased is extremely important to the appearance, performance, and life span of your artificial grass. Please ask your AGL product specialist for infill requirements.
There are many different types of appropriate infills that can be used. Options include: AGL recycled infill or Acrylic Coated Sand. We recommend using a drop spreader (as shown in the photo) to evenly disperse the proper amount of infill.
brush in infill
Once the infill has been placed, use a stiff bristled broom brush to broom in the laid infill. This will assist the turf blades in standing straight up to make your new fake lawn look like freshly mowed grass.
Repeat the process until your infill is brushed in evenly and your seams disappear. Brushing up your turf blades will be the only quarterly maintenance AGL recommends outside of proper sanitation if you have pets.
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