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Why Artificial Grass?

Artificial grass has several advantages over natural grass. One of the main benefits is that it requires much less maintenance. Natural grass requires regular watering, mowing, fertilizing, and pest control, which can be time-consuming and costly. In contrast, artificial grass requires little to no watering and does not need to be mowed or treated with chemicals. This not only saves money on maintenance costs, but it also helps to conserve water and reduce the use of potentially harmful pesticides. Additionally, artificial turf is more durable and can withstand heavy use, making it a good option for sports fields, pet runs, playgrounds and around pools. It is also a good choice for areas with extreme weather conditions, such as drought or extreme heat, as it does not die or become damaged under these conditions. Overall, the low maintenance and durability of artificial turf make it a superior choice to natural grass.

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The Installation Process

Installing artificial grass may seem like a simple process, but there's actually a lot more to it than just rolling out the grass. In order to ensure that your artificial turf looks great and lasts for years to come, there are several important steps that need to be carefully followed during the installation process. Here's how you can install artificial grass like a pro.

Remove the top layer of soil for a level base.

Removing four inches of dirt creates a level base for construction. It provides a stable foundation for the structure and gives us a blank canvas to start building the perfect base for your turf.

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Add compacted rock for a solid and level base.

Adding four inches of rock to an area and compacting it creates a solid and level base. It also improves drainage, helping to prevent water from pooling on the surface. A compacted rock base is essential for supporting your new turf and ensuring its stability.

Add a blanket of fine stone. Level and compact it.

Adding finely crushed stone to an area and compacting it creates a level base for construction. Compacting the crushed stone also helps to prevent water from pooling on the surface, improving drainage and helping to prevent damage to the turf.

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Cut the turf to your custom dimensions.

Cutting artificial grass to precise dimensions is important for ensuring a professional-looking installation. It allows you to customize the turf to fit the specific dimensions of your space, making it easier to achieve a seamless and attractive finish.

Anchor the turf down with landscaping nails.

Anchoring the turf down with landscaping nails helps to keep it in place, preventing it from shifting or wrinkling. This is especially important in areas with high winds or heavy foot traffic. Anchoring the turf also helps to give it a more natural appearance, making it look more like real grass. Overall, anchoring the turf with landscaping nails is essential for ensuring a professional-looking and long-lasting artificial grass installation.

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Fluff up the turf with a power broom.

Using a power broom before infilling it with sand helps to evenly distribute the infill material and ensure that it penetrates the turf fibers. This helps to give the artificial grass a more natural appearance and feel, and it also helps to prevent the infill from settling or clumping over time. Fluffing the turf also helps to remove any debris or contaminants that may be present, improving the overall cleanliness and health of the artificial grass. Overall, fluffing the turf with a power broom is an important step in preparing it for infilling with sand.

Infill the turf with fine sand.

Infilling the turf with fine sand or silica sand helps to weigh it down and prevent it from shifting or wrinkling. This is especially important in areas with high winds or heavy foot traffic. Infilling the turf also helps to support the turf fibers and keep them standing upright. Infilling the turf with 2-3 pounds of sand per square foot is typically sufficient for most applications, but the exact amount may vary depending on the specific type of turf and the conditions of the installation site. Infilling the turf with sand is an essential step in ensuring a professional-looking and long-lasting artificial grass installation.

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Use a leaf blower to blow the excess sand into the turf.

Using a leaf blower to blow excess sand into the turf and fluff it up helps to create a professional-looking and attractive final appearance. It evenly distributes the infill material and helps it to penetrate the turf fibers, giving the artificial grass a more natural look and feel Finally, fluffing up the turf with a leaf blower helps to smooth out any bumps or uneven areas, creating a seamless and visually appealing finish.

Before you know it, you will be relaxing on your always-cut, and always-green grass.

Now that you have artificial grass you can relax and enjoy your outdoor space without worrying about maintenance. You don't have to spend time and money on watering, mowing, or fertilizing, and you don't have to worry about dealing with dead patches or unsightly weeds. Artificial grass is also resistant to damage from the sun and other elements, so it will maintain its attractive appearance for years to come.

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