Understanding the Process Of Installing Artificial Grass

artificial grass installation image for blogA lawn is a wonderful feature to have in your home. Many homeowners would give anything to have that lush patch of green adorning their property's outdoor area; not only does it make the place look fresh and alive, but if the family is planning on moving again in the near future and selling the house, a lawn can also help increase the value of the property.

The problem with lawns, however, lies mostly in their maintenance. Being living things, grass, shrubs, trees and other plant life you put in your lawn or pocket garden will continue to grow, and if you don't want them to look unruly and unkempt, regular trimming, pruning and cleaning are in order. This wouldn't be a major problem if a homeowner had plenty of time, resources and energy to take on this regular project; for busier individuals, however, this can be a dilemma.

There's also the issue of responsible water usage. Lawns are pretty to look at when the grass is properly watered in the correct intervals, but if you have a relatively large lawn, water wastage can be an issue.

Set cups in concrete forms before synthetic turf installation

Set cups in concrete forms before synthetic turf installation

To address these matters, specialists have come up with a singular solution: consider installing artificial grass on lawns, putting greens, and other public areas instead of using natural grass. A lawn will always look green and inviting even if you no longer spend hours trimming, watering and fertilizing it. Your children and pets won't be able to pull it up or stain it no matter how hard they play over it. You save money, time, and energy, and your house stays beautiful all year round, too.

Here are the 14 steps involved in installing artificial grass for a putting green (which can also be modified to suit residential and commercial areas):

  1. The existing surface is removed.
  2. The surface is excavated to a depth of three to five inches.
  3. Class II base material is installed.
  4. The base is graded and contoured to form tiers, undulations and breaks.
  5. Workers wet the base for compaction.
  6. A plate vibrator is used to compact the base.
  7. Cups are set in concrete forms.
  8. A thin layer of DG bedding is installed.
  9. The surface is made perfectly smooth.
  10. The turf is installed.
  11. Silica sand and granulized rubber are installed.
  12. Turf edges are trimmed, and fringe along with green and black top dressing are installed.
  13. The site is professionally cleaned and the green is rolled to the desired speed.
  14. The turf can now be enjoyed.

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