How to Install an Artificial Grass Lawn
Imagine being able to spread a picnic blanket on your verdant green lawn during lazy Sunday afternoons with the whole family. Imagine engaging in boisterous games with your energetic pet and the kids on a lush lawn. Think of how comforting it would be to run your hands through the green grass and how the bristly tips tickle your feet when you tread on your lawn barefoot. However, if you do not have the liberty of time to cultivate a flourishing lawn or if you are just not endowed with green fingers, getting your dream lawn may continue to be just that – a dream.
With the numerous innovations ushered in by technology, you can have the lush grass lawn that you’ve always wanted. You are no longer need to settle for a mossy and patchy lawn and needing to pay top dollars for a gardener because you can now opt for an artificial grass lawn that looks unbelievable natural. Hold on to those picnic blankets and your Frisbee because with these easy steps, you can install an artificial grass lawn in no time. Here are the simple tips to jumpstart the installation.
The first thing that you’d have to do is to prepare the ground where you’d be installing the artificial grass lawn. Identify the ground that you’ll be covering and mark it to insure that you get the area right. Remove any sods or grass growing in the area and dig up a base. You should dig up about 2 to 3 inches of soil to properly position your artificial grass lawn later on. Level the ground properly and spread some sand on it. If there are any depressions in your base, make sure to fill them up to avoid any indentations when you lay the turf. Professional lawn installers would also advise having a slight slope in your base so that water will not pool on your grass lawn. Once you have a level, clear, and solid base, you can now proceed to the actual installation.
Spreading the grass
After making the necessary preparations, you can now start rolling the turf to fit the base. You should make the seams and apply the gluing compound as neatly as you can. After these, you can focus on the artificial lawn infill and the trimmings necessary to make it fit perfectly. In no time at all, you’ll have the lush green grass lawn that you’ve always wanted.
Do I water my artificial lawn?
You may have seen a football field with artificial turf being watered with a garden hose or other sprinkler system. Football turf has small plastic pellets to help soften the players landings when they get smashed. Watering the turf helps these pellets to settle. So unless you are planning to put in the gridiron in your backyard with pellets there is no need to water that artificial lawn.