Artificial Turf Installation Guide

Artificial Turf Installation Guide

The installation of artificial turf has been gaining popularity in Dubai due to its low maintenance requirements, exceptional sustainability, and cost-effectiveness. However, you need to seek proper guidance about its installation and handling.

In this article, Fixit Design has demonstrated a complete guide for the quick and efficient installation of artificial grass in any residential or commercial place. If you also have a plan to install heavy-duty fake grass in your homes, you should follow our efficient techniques to get the best outcomes.

Artificial Turf Installation Guide | A DIY Approach

Artificial Grass InstallationArtificial grass is the best option to cover both residential and commercial lawns, gardens, balconies, playgrounds, or patios. To make your DIY project smooth or hassle-free, we have also assembled a list of essential materials that you will need to install the fake turf.

Stuff You Will Need To Install Turf

  • Measuring Tape
  • Hammer
  • Putty Knife
  • Carpet Cutter
  • Landscaping Rake
  • Power Broom
  • Carpet Stretcher
  • Plastic Bender Board
  • Weed Barrier
  • Shovel
  • Rototiller
  • Artificial Grass Rolls

Step 1: Floor Surface Preparation

floor surface preparation artificial grassBefore laying the fake grass layer, you need to prepare the floor surface to avoid any inconvenience during and post installation. If the floor surface has weeds or other vegetative plants, you should remove them with roots by spraying powerful weed killers. It must be ensured that you have sprayed the area 10-12 days before starting the installation procedure.

Step 2: Wipe The Top Layer Of Soil

After floor preparation, you should remove the top hard layer of soil (2-4 inches) that may have killed weeds and other plants. You can utilize a heavy-duty rototiller to make the surface clean and clear. Aside from cleaning, this step also ensures a plain and bumps-free surface. This also lets the upcoming soft soil layer attach efficiently.

Step 3: Consider A Drainage Area

Consideration of drainage points before astroturf installation is a very important step because you can’t make any drainage points after completing the installation process. So never forget this step, otherwise, you will face inconvenience in draining accumulated rainwater from the grass surface. By considering the slope of the floor surface, choose a suitable point where you can install a drainage system

Step 4: Installation Of Border Around Grass

Installation Of Border Around GrassIn this step, you will install a durable concrete-made border at the periphery of the floor area to cover the turf layer properly. Installation of the border keeps the grass carpet at its fixed position instead of detaching. You can also place a plastic bender board around the edges of the concrete border to enhance its durability.

Step 5: Place A Layer Of Weed Barrier

Now, place a layer of any thick weed barrier on the prepared soil surface to stop the growth of weeds or other vegetative plants after turf installation. Because weeds or other shrubs may grow out after some time if you do not place this barrier. For successful investment, Geotextile is the most durable and dense weed barrier.

Step 6: Fixing Of Base Layer

Fixing Of Base LayerThe main purpose of placing this base layer is to allow the turf roots to attach with soil particles firmly. Usually, the base layer contains multiple particles including gravel, crushed rocks, decomposed granite, or other materials. After laying these materials on the soil surface, spread and grade them by using a shovel and landscaping rake respectively.

Step 7: Moisten The Base Material

After spreading or grading base material, you also need to moisten it for crafting a compact and dense layer. To moisten gravel and other substances, you can sprinkle water with a garden hose. As the material gets damp, the surface becomes automatically flat and reduces by 0.3-0.4 inches. In addition, you can also move a roller on the surface back and forth to make it firm.

Step 8: Roll Out Grass Layer For Installation

Now the grass laying surface area is fully prepared for the installation of fake turf. Start rolling out grass carpet on a plain floor surface from any one end. Before placement, you should take proper measurements of both surface area and grass strips for better arrangement. Try to avoid cutting off grass strips before the final size adjustment.

Step 9: Cutting Of Extra Turf From Sides

Cutting Of Extra Turf From SidesWhen you have finalized the proper position of each strip, you need to cut the extra turf blades from the sides. This cutting process requires the technical skills of using a carpet cutter. Before cutting, you should mark the excessive grass blades with a marker to cut them precisely. To avoid an unpleasant look, it must be ensured that there is no gap among grass strips.

Step 10: Artificial Grass Seaming

Before seaming the grass carpet, you need to utilize a kicker tool or stretcher to remove gaps or wrinkles. When strips are stretched, take their edges close to each other and fold them back. Apply a heavy-duty seaming material on both edges and place them again on the floor surface.

Step 11: Addition Of Infill Material

In this step, you will add infill material to fasten grass strips to the floor surface at the center of the area. Multiple materials can be used to infill the space such as black crumb rubber, silica sand, or copper slag. However, you can also fix pins or anchors at the strip’s edges to fasten them.

Step 12: Brushing Of Grass To Get Shine

Brushing Of Grass To Get ShineAfter completing the installation process, you need to brush the grass blades with a nylon or power broom. Brushing not only improves the look of your fake turf blades but also makes them appear prominent and attractive. In the end, to settle the base material, you can spray water with a garden hose.

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Final Thoughts!

To sum up this guide, we can say that installation of artificial turf is not a simple process, it requires practical knowledge and experience. However, Fixit Design has made it easy for you to take the initiative in this DIY project. By following our effective and easy artificial turf installation guide, you can install fake grass in your lawn or garden in a very short time and enjoy long-lasting benefits.

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