How Do You Prepare the Ground for Artificial Grass?

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Landscape Designer installing artificial grassHave you decided to use artificial grass since it has a quite natural look and requires little maintenance? You’ve made a smart decision! But are you thinking you may save money by installing artificial grass yourself?  It appears to be a fairly simple DIY project, similar to carpet installation, right?

It’s not as simple as it appears. First and foremost, have you selected the appropriate artificial grass for your project? Synthetic turf is available in a variety of styles, with varying degrees of quality. The product you select will have a direct and considerable impact on the appearance, longevity, and value of your installation. But did you realize that the way your fake grass is installed affects its appearance, longevity, and value?
Why is DIY Risky?
A poor installation will nullify the advantages of a good, well-chosen product. Even competent installation cannot compensate for the shortcomings of a low-quality product or the unsuitable grass for your needs. The best way to maximize your investment is to select the proper turf and insist on professional installation.
Still Want to Try It On Your Own?
Installing artificial grass is not as easy as laying a carpet. If you do not take the time to adequately prepare the underlying terrain, you will not get the desired aesthetic or practical benefits. And attempting to solve problems will not be pretty. Furthermore, artificial grass installation necessitates the use of specialized gear and materials that you are unlikely to have on hand. In a nutshell, you will need to:
  • Remove your current lawn. And find a place to dispose of the yard waste.
  • Install a weed barrier that is cut to fit the shape of your synthetic lawn.
  • Apply a sand/crushed stone combination to the weed membrane and compact it with a motorized compactor.
  • Add a thick layer of sand, about 0.5 to 0.75 inches thick. It must be perfectly smooth and level, or your grass will not be smooth and level.
  • Place a layer of shock-absorbing material on top. This is technically optional, but it is essential if you want your artificial grass lawn to have that familiar, slightly “spongy” sensation underfoot. This material must also be cut to size.
  • Finally, glue the grass to the shock-absorbent material, if you’re using one. You must neatly cut the turf’s margins where it meets pathways or other boundaries, then secure it in place.
  • To complete your installation, throw silica sand over the grass and sweep it in with a broom. This infill helps stabilize the grass.
And you must do it correctly. The duties mentioned above do not even begin to address unique drainage requirements or other underlying factors. What if your yard isn’t perfectly flat? At best, these tasks entail a lot of time-consuming, on-your-knee labor, as well as additional costs for materials and equipment purchase or rental.
Wasn’t the goal of installing artificial grass to save time and effort?
There is an easier method!
Better for you, and better for your artificial grass’s future. Allow professionals to take care of your project. Contact Guaranteed Excellence for the best artificial grass installation to give your yard a beautiful and new look!

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