Artificial Grass Installation Guide

Artificial Grass Installation Guide

Artificial Grass Installation Guide

Synthetic Turf Installation Guide from Artificial Grass Nor Cal

CAUTION: Turf should be rolled out under the sun with blades facing down at least 1 – 2 hours before installation.

This will allow the turf to acclimate and as a result make it easier to work with.

  1. Lay out turf onto base and position where needed.
  2. Using a carpet knife/razor knife, cut off excess turf on the backside (3 stitches in from sides). Cut turf (on backside) to fit area.
  3. Fasten one end with 40-D nails or landscaping spiral nails of 6 – 7 inches in length, spaced 3 – 4 inches apart along the edges.
  4. Stretch turf and fasten with nails as you move across to the opposite end.
  5. Place a nail every 12 – 24 inches throughout center and every 3 – 4 inches along the perimeter.

Fasten together any seams using 40-D galvanized nails spaced 1 – 2 inches apart. Do not counter sink nails along seams. Seaming tape should be used to secure seams. Apply tape lengthwise to the bottom side of turf, leaving 3 inches (if using 6 inch wide tape) stuck to turf and 3 inches hanging off. Lay turf back down (Tape should be sticky side up. Do not peel away the liner until the seam looks acceptable.) and secure opposite piece of turf to tape.Note: Be sure the seams are taut and precise, the grain of the turf is all facing in the same direction, and the space at the seam is the same as the stitching gauge.

After turf is installed, power broom before applying infill.

  1. Apply infill onto turf using a drop spreader.
  2. ​Spread infill as evenly as possible with a grading rake or broom until infill settles into the base of the turf.
  3. Broom again so that the blades are standing straight up. Use carpet scissors to trim off the excessive turf blades. Clean the surrounding area with a blower or a broom..Tips For A Professional-Looking Synthetic Grass Install5. Prior to installation lay turf out under the sun for at least 1 – 2 hours to allow turf to acclimate.
  4. This will make the backing less stiff and the turf easier to be power broomed. Always stretch and install turf taut. One yard of base materials will cover 80 square feet at 4 inch depth (1 Yard = 1 Ton). Do not overlap seams. Never drive nails too far into base because this will create a noticeable dip.
  5. Always power broom prior to filling.7.. Always run grain of turf in the same direction. Use a 2 x 4 (straight line installation) or 1 x 2 (curve line installation) of synthetic or pressure treated wood bender board around the perimeter of turf area to frame and protect the turf from soil and debris..8. Use only Kiln Dried Sand, crumb rubber or acrylic sand for infill when needed. Infill amount will vary. An 50 Ib. bag of sand will typically cover a 25 sf. of turf.Note: Never use regular sand for infill.