Learn about the artificial grass installation process and how to install artificial grass in this step-by-step walkthrough of our installation process.
HOW DO YOU INSTALL ARTIFICIAL GRASS?
Artificial Grass Installation Process
As the leading installer of artificial grass in Arlington, TX, you’ve come to the right place to learn about the artificial grass installation process. Decades of combined experience have helped us to better understand what our customers are looking for, and we strive to exceed those expectations by delivering the highest quality artificial grass installation each and every time.
Ensuring 100% customer satisfaction is our top priority, and we don’t consider a project completed until you are happy with the results. To achieve this, we implement the latest tools and techniques to aid in the installation process, but most importantly, we have years and years of experience installing artificial grass on our side.
Our highly professional and polite installation crews take immense pride in creating beautiful and jaw-dropping artificial grass installations that you’ll be able to enjoy year-round for years to come. With our years of experience installing artificial grass for a variety of residential and commercial applications, we have the knowledge and expertise to get the job done right, the first time.
So, if you’re looking for a company that can provide you with a top-quality artificial grass installation that will last for years to come, look no further than Arlington Turf Installers! We are always here to answer any questions you may have about the artificial grass installation process, so please don’t hesitate to contact us today.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
A Step-By-Step Guide on How to Install Artificial Grass
Step #1: Design & Planning
One of our Professional Design Consultants will conduct a site visit to assist you with your design and plan in an effort to come up with a clear picture as to your overall vision and goals for this project. The project design and diagram will enable us to provide you with an accurate estimate of your investment. The scope of the project can be altered to meet your needs. Once the design is finalized, we’ll use the diagram to determine the materials required to complete your installation.
Step #2: Pre-Installation & Site Preparation
Preparing the site to install artificial grass involves removing the existing natural grass along with the top few inches of soil using a “Sod Cutter.” The soil is removed to make room for the sub-base, but excavating the soil is an important step that uncovers pipes, irrigation, electrical wiring, etc.
Any sprinklers that will not be used are capped to avoid leakage and if necessary, we will relocate sprinklers, and modify existing irrigation lines.
Step #3: Install Edging & Weed Barrier
The perimeter of your installation needs a solid surface like fences, sidewalks, curbs, or patios to secure the base material. If those types of edges aren’t present, we’ll install poly board edging, a.k.a. bender board. The installation of bender board is important, as it provides a clean line and a barrier between plant beds and your turf.
In order to prevent weeds from growing through your artificial grass, the crew will roll out and install weed fabric to prevent the growth of weeds.
Step #4: Add Base Material (Sub-Base)
Changes in temperature cause natural soil to expand and contract. This would cause your artificial grass to buckle and develop wrinkles, which is why the top layer of soil is replaced with a solid base. The sub-base needs to allow water and pet urine to percolate through it, so it consists of porous materials.
For most residential artificial grass installations, we prefer to use 3 – 4” of a class II road base. For installations that will require maximum drainage, like pet turf, we find that decomposed granite works best.
The installation crew will transport the base material to the installation site in wheelbarrows. The base is then spread out evenly using a rake.
Step #5: Compact Base Material
Once the base material is evenly distributed we spray the base with water until the entire area is damp, as this will allow the base to properly settle. Then, starting from the outside and working inwards in a spiraling motion a plate compactor is used to compact the base and create a smooth surface. This is known as “Compaction,” and it establishes a solid base in which to drive the nails when installing the turf. If the area requires more leveling or grading, it will be done at this time.
Step #6: Cutting, Fitting & Seaming
The crew will roll out the artificial grass and then cut it to fit the installation area. The turf will be secured around the edges using 6 inch landscape staples, while the seams will be secured using seaming tape, glue, and landscape staples. Once the artificial grass is cut, fitted, seamed, and secured we use a power brush to help the turf fibers stand up in preparation for applying the infill.
Step #7: Apply Infill Material
Infill consists of small sand-like particles distributed across the turf using a drop-spreader. The infill acts as a ballast and helps weigh the turf down to prevent bucking or wrinkling, and helps the turf fibers stand up straight.
There are several infill options available, and the most common is Silica Sand Infill. We can also provide higher quality infill materials like T°Cool® Infill, which helps keep turf cooler through the process of evaporative cooling. Another popular infill option is Envirofill. Both the T°Cool® Infill and Evirofill have an antimicrobial coating that helps prevent the buildup of odors and bacteria.
Step #8: Power Brush The Turf
After distributing the infill material, a crew member will go over the turf installation using a power brush to help the infill settle between the turf fibers and become more evenly distributed. The power brush also helps the turf fibers stand upright and gives the artificial grass a finished appearance.
Step #9: Review Your Installation & Enjoy!
The project supervisor will walk the completed artificial grass installation with you to review your new artificial grass lawn and answer any questions you may have. Once finished, you, your friends and family can enjoy your lush, green, realistic, natural-looking fake grass lawn!
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