Installing artificial grasses in lawns over natural grass has shown immense popularity in recent times. Many homeowners in Amherst use it to develop an aesthetic green feel and look of their outdoor property.
Despite its easy maintenance, laying artificial grass is a very aligning course. You need to follow certain definite steps, or you may end up with an uneven lawn. However, hiring our professional sod installers will certainly take care of the steps to laying artificial grass on your property – giving you a healthy, lushful yard (without any stress).
Nevertheless, if you want to undertake the task yourself, here are some essential steps to follow while laying artificial grass on the soil.
Surely, you do not want to mess up your artificial grass installation job with the wrong tools. Hence, the foremost step is to collect the right tools.
During the process, some of the essential tools you’ll need are a shovel, rake, sod cutter, turf nails, garden hose, lawn roller, hammer, lawn spreader, utility knife, chalk, or paint, wheelbarrow, measuring tape, stiff bristle broom, and seam tape.
Removing the grasses at the topsoil is a remarkable step in preparing lawn for sod. We remove the organic matter and grass from the topsoil efficiently. Removing around three to four inches of the topsoil is enough to maintain space for your new synthetic grass.
Nextly, we use the rake to grade the soil surface and water it lightly with our garden hose.
You do not want to make the mistake of not installing a weed barrier while laying artificial grass. If you are worried about weeds between the grass, then you must lay a barrier prior to the turf.
In this stage, the dug-up area needs to be filled with the base material. We put crushed rock, gravel, or granite as the base material, filling around three to four inches of the base.
Furthermore, with the base material, we also help you with better drainage.
After successfully preparing lawn for sod, we place the turf. This process starts by measuring the areas where the turf will be placed and estimating the number of turf strips that could fit in the area.
Then, we line up the turf and roll it out. Once done, we cut out the non-essential parts.
If there are turf joints, you want to connect them wisely. For this, you need to line up the grass and fold the joint edges. We create a seamless connection between the edges and hold it together with a tube, glue, or a joining tape, or make it self-adhesive.
Place the nails of the grass, landscaping anchor pins, galvanized stakes, or grass staples around the external edges of the grass to fasten it. We add the nails and pins about 6 inches apart and flatten those with a hammer. However, we do not hammer it aggressively as it may create dips in laying artificial grass.
After a successful installation, it is critical to comb them. We either use a carpet comb, push broom, or the back of a rake. After brushing, spreading the infill completes the process.
Amherst Landscaping is at the top among the best lawn care company in Amherst and neighboring areas, and we take immense pride in it. While laying artificial grass, we prepare your ground with the right tools and lay only premium quality sod. With our meticulous sod installation services, we can ensure no weeds will grow beneath your turf and ruin your yard’s green aesthetics.
Contact us to install artificial grass effectively on your lawn with us!