Secondly, we will scan the property of any sprinkler systems. We will need to cap any existing sprinkler systems before we can get started. From here, we will consult the client on the necessary drainage that we may need to install. We will also see if the client would like to add an extra layer of padding to their lawn. If the customer desires the filling, we will decide which type is needed.
Thirdly, we make a note of the direction of the fake grass blades. We want the edges to face the direction that the homeowner sees first. This allows for the best possible view. Afterward, we measure the surrounding area of where we will place the fake grass. We will also search the property for any trees or shrubs. We can remove them if the customer desires, or measure out extra turf to lay around them.
Lastly, we must calculate the weight of the synthetic grass. We can do this by measuring the total square footage of the turf roll then dividing it in half. Now that we have created our plan, we can determine the initial price for the job. Once we agree on the terms, we can move forward to preparing the base.
When creating our foundation for synthetic grass, we must first remove the current vegetation surface. This includes any remaining grass on the property. We will then cap existing sprinkler systems and install any drainage necessary at this time. Secondly, we will dig out 2-4 inches of the surface, depending on the climate. We will then make the foundation even and set grade by using a landscaping rake or lawn roller. Now the base is complete and ready for cutting and placing.
With a clean and even base setup, we are now ready to unroll the turf. Since the artificial turf has been rolled up for some time, the fibers tend to lay at an angle. To avoid this problem, we allow the fake grass to sit in the sun for a few hours. The sun helps the grass fibers return to a standing position, and helps the backing even itself out.
Once the fake grass blades return to their normal position, we begin cutting our artificial grass. We use our measurements, which we established during our planning phase of the installation process. Then we make the proper cuttings to start placing the synthetic grass on the property. Once the artificial turf is all set in the appropriate spots, we will secure the seams. This step binds each cutting of the fake grass together. We will use a mechanical fastener to secure the seams. We aim to place the least amount of seams possible for your property. However, the seams required varies based on the size, shape, and location of the yard. Once the seams fasten together, we can trim around the lawn’s border to remove any excess turf.
Now that our team has cut the artificial grass to fit the property, we will use a galvanized staple to bond it to the land. We will use this staple around the perimeter until every strip of fake grass is secure. Lastly, our crew will scan the area for any errors. If we notice any mistakes, we will correct them accordingly before proceeding to the final step.
Our team uses infill on all artificial turf jobs that we complete. Infill is essentially gravel, sand, or coarse stone. It is a dense material that will add an extra sense of security to the foundation. Incorporating the infill protects the backing of the turf while correcting the structure of the artificial turf blades. We apply the infill by using a drop spreader, which slowly releases the ballast across the fake grass. It also creates an even more compact lawn. Once the infill spreads across the entire surface, we will need a power broom. The broom will knead the ballast deeper into the foundation. This final step makes the artificial grass stand up even straighter than before. Finally, our team will use either a leaf blower, broom, or plastic rake to tidy up the final product.
Now our team has finished planning, creating the base, cutting and placing the fake grass, and laying the infill. These steps conclude the artificial grass installation process. As always, we triple-check our work and get customer feedback. Now our client can enjoy their new and beautiful lawn of fake grass.