How to Install Artificial Grass
While ProGreen has an extensive network of certified installers, we completely understand that one of the best ways to cut costs on any home improvement project is to do it yourself. The installation of artificial grass is not so complicated that homeowner cannot do it themself, and so here is a detailed overview of the installation procedure. All of these steps are vital to ensure your lawn, putting green or dog run looks amazing and will not have any future complications. If you ever have any questions about the installation process, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Measure your yard with a 100 foot tape measure. Additionally, you can use an aerial map application like google maps to determine how much turf you will need. If you need assistance using google maps feel free to call us at 855-464-TURF.
Clear all vegetation and debris. Add a base of crushed rock and level it with a landscaping rake. Then spray with water and compact the area with a water-filled lawn roller.
Unroll and lay out the artificial grass, cut off the ends, and line up edges. Then, fold back the pieces of turf, roll out the seam tape in the middle of the two pieces, and apply adhesive. Next, roll back one piece of turf onto seam tape and then line up other side and do the same.
Use a stiff-bristled broom to make the grass fibers stand up, the grass fibers will be lying down due to being transported in a roll.
Use a broadcaster/spreader to add sand between the grass fibers. A depth of approximately 1/2" to 3/4" is recommended. Then brush again to get the sand down to the artificial grass backing and to make the grass fibers stand on end.
Stake down the turf along the perimeter every 3 feet or so. If desired, add edging, rock or other border.
ProGreen also has an installation video that walks you through the process, which can be viewed here.