The task of installing artificial grass on your property can seem daunting for someone with no prior experience.
You will need a number of tools and supplies, which can become costly if you do not already own the specific products. The installation process requires time, money, and hard work. Leaving this up to the professionals is the best option because a company providing artificial grass installation services has the proper supplies and years of experience, which will help ensure the job is done efficiently and properly.
If you’re confident with your DIY strength, we put together 10 easy steps so you can press on and get your artificial grass installed on your own.
Items Required for Installation
An assortment of supplies and equipment is required to install artificial grass on a property. Make sure to have these items:
• Turf cutter
• Weed-suppressing membrane
• Utility knife
• Tape measure
• Crushed rock
• Level tool
• Shock absorbent layer
• Hammer and nails
• Silica sand
• Seed spreader
• Push broom
One: Removal of Existing Turf
First, you must remove the current natural grass along with several inches of the underlying soil with digging equipment for disposal in a new location.
Two: Prevent Weed Growth in Lawns
Next, you will place a membrane on the lawn that has weed- suppressing chemicals.
Three: Create a Moisture Drainage System
To ensure the moisture drains through the artificial grass, you must sprinkle crushed rock on top of the weed-protective membrane.
Four: Smooth the Layers of Materials
You want the artificial grass to remain as level as possible, so make sure to smooth the layers of soil and crushed rock.
Five: Install Shock Absorbent Materials
To have a soft walking surface on a lawn, you should install shock absorbent materials on top of the crushed rock.
Six: Place Adhesive on the Surface
You do not want artificial grass to shift, so you must apply adhesives on the top of the crushed rock layer.
Seven: Installation of the Grass
To install the artificial grass, you can roll out the sections onto the adhesive layers before cutting the sections. Alternatively, you can roll out the artificial grass on a driveway to cut the sections properly.
Eight: Nailing the Grass
In order for the artificial grass sections to stay in place, you need to fasten the sections every 16-inches.
Nine: Application of Protective Substance
Use a lawn spreader to sprinkle silica sand on top of the artificial grass’s surface to stabilize its position.
Ten: Spread the Silica Sand
With a push broom, spread the silica sand evenly over the artificial grass.