If you have decided to get artificial turf, whether it is for your whole lawn, a play area or dog run, it is helpful to know a bit about the process. Artificial turf installation is actually not a difficult task. There may be some variations in the installation process, but most professionals follow the same general steps.
Step One: Preparation
During this step in the process, the existing ground covering will be removed.
The exposed ground will then be treated in effort to create the best possible foundation for your artificial grass will also be prepared to create a solid base. All electrical, pipes and lines will be identified. A bender board or other material will be installed to create a separation from landscape features, like flower beds. A base will be applied to allow for drainage and then compacted to make it solid enough for the artificial turf installation on top of it.
Finally, a layer will be added to prevent weeds from growing up through the artificial grass.
Step Two: Laying the Turf
After the area has been properly prepared, the turf will be laid down to fit the area. This may require some measurements to be taking and some cutting. It is secured with nails that will hold it in place.
Step Three: Applying Infill
After the turf is installed and custom fitted to the area, infill will be applied. The purpose of infill is to help the grass blades to stand up. It also adds weight to the turf to prevent movement.
Step Four: Power brushing
The final step in installation is power brushing the turf. This will help to further distribute the infill and remove any debris. It is basically grooming the turf so it looks its best.
While the steps of artificial turf installation may vary, these four steps are the general process in a nutshell. The length of time it takes will vary, too, because it depends on the ground conditions, the size of the space and other factors that could make fitting the turf more difficult. Overall, though, it is a rather easy process that a professional can do rather quickly.