Artificial turf barely requires any maintenance once it’s installed. However, unless you know what you’re doing, its installation is an entirely different story.
Laying “grass” can sound both easy and confusing at the same time, but since it’s synthetic, it’s best to consult a professional to do it for you. Since artificial grass is quite expensive, it’s recommended to have it installed properly the first time, as it can save you a lot of time, effort, and money.
Before Installing Artificial Turf, Consider the Following:
Gauging a plot
After deciding on the area you’d like to install the grass on, you should keep in mind that it doesn’t have organic functions, which is why its foundation and surface must be prepped to ensure you get the perfect look you want. Since it can last up to 30 years, the goal is to get it done perfectly the first time. Laying the foundation is the most important step. The turf should have a proper draining capacity for pet use, be easy to clean, and handle rain. This will ensure proper ventilation for it, along with sustainable hygiene.
After choosing the type of artificial turf, you will require a turf cutter or spade to ensure that it fits perfectly to accommodate your landscape design. You will also need a wheelbarrow for installing the foundation as you will work with stones, gravel, dirt, and sand. A weed-suppressing membrane will be required for covering the surface of the layer of gravel or concrete where you plan to lay the artificial turf and sandstone for draining purposes, usually best used with dirt. Additionally, you will also require a flat board with a level or a piece of wood to smoothen out the surface, a shock-absorbent layer to cushion the layer of turf, adhesive to secure the turf, and silica sand to add more stability to it.
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