How To Install Artificial Turf
Installing artificial grass yourself at home really couldn’t be any easier thanks to our artificial turf installation services and this DIY Guide. All the install requires is a little preparation and these 7 simple-to-follow instructions. And your new artificial turf will be ready to enjoy. Plus, when you go the DIY route and install the fake grass yourself, you save money. Win-win!
To help make your DIY turf installation look just as good as what the professionals do, we have all the installation tools you will need for hire! Our compactor for hire and artificial grass power broom rental are readily available for you in Perth to help you achieve the perfect installation of your new Residential Artificial Grass. Learn more about these tools, or to rent them out, contact us today!
Next, lets take you through the DIY synthetic turf installation, step-by-step.
7-Step Artificial Turf Installation
1. Clearly mark the installation area
Before you lay your artificial turf, make sure to remove any existing weeds, grass or extra soil on the installation area. When clearing the area, make sure you allow for a depth of at least 60mm. You can create a stronger base with a thicker metal dust base (60mm – 70mm is recommended). Please note that if the artificial grass is intended for car parking, the base needs to be at least 150mm thick.
2. Apply the stone aggregate (blue metal dust)
Once the turf installation area is cleared, apply the stone aggregate with a rake to smooth out the stones. Screed the aggregate stone until it is level to ensure proper drainage. Then, spray water on the aggregate stone and compact it until the whole install area is firm and even.
3. Roll out each section of artificial turf
Important note for this step: Make sure all pieces have the yarn lying in the same direction.
4. Mark the seam location & joining turf with tape
Before you pull back the surface of the turf to expose 30cm of the crushed stone aggregate, make sure to mark the location of the seam. Next, roll the turf joining tape down the seam before applying adhesive onto the joint tape. Then, lay the turf pieces together. Apply pressure to the seam to ensure it’s firmly connected.
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5. Secure the turf
Next, place one 25cm (250mm) aluminium spike at every corner. Place at least one long flathead nail or U-Shaped Peg every 30 cm all along the edges. Place one long nail or U-shape pin every 20 cm on the join and along both sides of the join to make it secured.
6. Fit the synthetic turf
Next step is to trim along the edges to ensure your artificial turf fits snugly within the space.
7. Apply the Infill (whitewashed sands)
Use a power broom or lawn broom to smooth out the sands and seal your lawn. We recommend a white sand infill of 5 to 15kg for every square metre of artificial turf, depending on the type. As the density of our our residential turf products is high, no rubber granules or additional sand are required for your turf’s installation.
Professional Installation Services
When it comes to commercial synthetic turf landscaping jobs; installing sports turf, school and playground astro turf, rooftop turf installations and other commercial applications, you will require professional artificial grass installation services to ensure your new synthetic lawn is laid correctly and efficiently.
Our experienced team are fully trained to deliver not only a seamless installation of your artificial turf, but to ensure your new investment looks and performs at its best.
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