Step by Step Guide to Installing Synthetic Lawn GrassKyla Harvey | April 1, 2019 | 0 | Home & Gardens
Fake grass has officially superseded real grass as the number one choice for homeowners on their lawns. The lack of regular maintenance requirement and minimal effort required to keep it looking beautiful make it popular. But one of the first things you need to know as soon as you choose this type of lawn is the Green Print Synthetic Grass install process.
Here is a detailed guide with a step by step process on Green Print synthetic grass install:
Step 1 – Prepare the area. You need to clear out the area where you intend to put in the synthetic grass. If there are weeds or existing grass, make sure to remove them all. You can use a sod cutter or a lawn mower for the task, whichever is most convenient and efficient for you. Sod cutters are preferred by homeowners, though, since it is not as destructive to existing water lines and they cut evenly.
Step 2 – Prepare the base. You need to remove the 3 to 4 inches of the soil on the top base of the area. This will help to make room for the new base with which the synthetic grass will be built on. You want to make sure that the surface is even out because it will be difficult to even them out once the artificial grass is complete.
Step 3 – Plan your drainage wisely. Since the artificial grass is permeable to water, it is important to plan your drainage before you begin the installation process. When preparing your base in step 2, make sure you add another layer for drainage purposes. If you add the artificial grass over the base without considering a drainage solution, this could lead to puddles of water forming on the surface. You should do this when the area is surrounded by concrete. If there is no nearby drainage, you should install a new drainage system. If there is a nearby drainage, you can install small drainage gaps to allow the water to flow through.
Step 4 – Place the border. Once you have specified the area wherein you want to place the synthetic grass in, place the border along that area. This will keep your lawn from slumping or to avoid separation after some time. You can use a bendable border to make it easier to establish borders even on curved edges. Make sure the border is not higher than the surface itself as it could block out the water from draining.
Step 5 – Build the base. Add a quarter inch of compacting gravel to serve as a base for your Green Print synthetic grass install. One alternative to installing lawn concrete would be a rubber shock pad. Rake and compact the base. You want to give it time to be absorbed, too. This will ensure that the base is secure and solid. You can also wet the area (but not flooded) to help make them even more compact.
Step 6 – Layout the turf. You should stretch out each strip of the artificial grass over the area you had prepared in. Be extra careful when placing the artificial turf so as not to disturb the smooth surface. When you put in all of the strips, make sure the blades are facing the same direction to make it look more natural. Fasten the perimeter of the turf so it stays in place.