We know that a bad turf installation will not only make the synthetic lawn look bad, but also perform badly. As with many projects the most important step of installing turfgrass is the actual pre-step of preparation.
Making sure the base layer is prepared properly will leave us with a solid foundation for which to complete the synthetic grass installation resulting in a very professional looking artificial grass surface.
Professional or DIY Installation of Synthetic Turf
Installing synthetic turf yourself will make your lawn more affordable. But like with any other project, you will run the risk of installing it the wrong way and possibly ruining the whole project. Make sure and take your time and educate yourself on the synthetic turf installation process.
If you choose to install it yourself, you will need to use the best quality materials and use the best installation techniques and methods.
Securing the Turf
For you to get the perfect fit without any gaps, you will need to be sure and push the grass into the corners snugly. You will need to nail the grass into place using nails about every foot along the perimeter of the lawn. The turf needs to be firmly secure with the right kind of adhesive.
While synthetic turf is way more weed resistant than a natural grass lawn, weeds can grow around the edges sometimes or through the small holes in the backing material. There are several steps during the installation process that help prevent weed growth from happening.
Synthetic Turf Increases the Value of Your Home
Synthetic turf always looks attractive and inviting when it is part of an overall landscape design. Installing turf can increase the resale value of your home. Potential buyers who are overwhelmed by the thought of maintaining a lawn will especially be attracted to turf lawns.
Laying Turf on Top of Soil
Laying Artificial grass directly on top of existing grass or soil does not work. You will be left with an extremely uneven looking lawn. You will need to remove at least 3 inches below the finished height of your lawn. You will need to remove all existing grass and weeds.
After the artificial grass is installed, it will need around 6-8 weeks to fully settle. We suggest using a leaf blower, a power brush, or a garden vac regularly to allow the structure of the artificial blades to remain upright and looking fresh.
Artificial or synthetic grass is a low maintenance alternative to real grass, although this doesn’t mean there will be no maintenance. While synthetic turf lawns do not require watering or mowing like traditional lawns, there is still some upkeep required to make sure yours stays in good condition.
Cost of Synthetic Turf
There is a wide range for the average cost to lay down a synthetic turf lawn. Costs range from $2500 – $6500. It will depend on the size of the lawn space and the grade of synthetic grass that you purchase.