Avoiding Common Artificial Grass Installation Problems
Article written by Artificial Turf Supply Commercial & Residential Division.
Installing an artificial turf lawn is easier than you might think. In less than one weekend, you can have a new lawn completely in place so you can start experiencing the many benefits of artificial grass for yourself. But planning ahead is critical to ensuring that your installation goes as smoothly as possible. Companies such as Artificial Turf Supply Commercial & Residential Division provide detailed installation instructions with their products but here are a few tips to make installation go smoothly:
Check with local ordinances before purchasing. Despite the many benefits of an artificial lawn, some towns or local homeowners’ associations have laws or rules prohibiting their installation. Make sure that you are legally able to install artificial grass before making a purchase.
Decide if you want to tear up your old lawn. Certain types of synthetic turf can be purchased and installed directly on top of existing grass. However, in the majority of cases you’ll need to install your artificial grass directly on a hard surface such as concrete.
Avoid bottoms layers completely made of sand. These can cause the turf to shift over time, leading to lawns that are uneven or start to roll up. Instead, install a two-inch thick layer of rubber and sand. This provides a solid base for your synthetic grass along with providing enough drainage that it can be laid straight instead of at a slight incline.
Get the right tools. Many of the tools needed in artificial grass installation — such as a rake and a long knife or box cutter — are likely things you already own. But you might need to invest in small items such as lawn staples and long nails.
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