Deciding to have artificial turf installed on your residential property will eliminate most of the yard work tasks that you currently handle. Muddy areas in your yard will be eliminated and pesticide treatments will no longer be needed. Familiarize yourself with some lawn turf products and installation essentials.
Remnants, Rolls, And Precut Pieces
Artificial lawn turf is constructed of synthetic fibers and a cushioned backside. Nylon, polypropylene, and polyethylene materials may be used to manufacture turf. Turf is designed to closely resemble a wide range of grass varieties. Remnants are small pieces of turf that may contain uniform or non-uniform edges. Remnants include previously used turf sections that are being sold for a discounted price and sample products that a retailer is selling or giving away.
Rolled turf products each contain a long, precut synthetic sheet that is a specific length and width. This type of product may be machine-made or hand-wound. Precut pieces are custom-prepared. A customer may furnish the dimensions of their lawn, and a supplier will cut pieces that will sufficiently cover the expanse of property. The use of synthetic lawn materials will require piecing sections together. Turf cutters and grippers are two tools that will aid with trimming the edges of each lawn turf piece and setting the turf pieces.
Lawn turf products may feature various pile heights and grass varieties. Lawn turf products that contain artificial blades that resemble native grass varieties will complement a residential yard. Considerations about the landscaping features that will permanently remain in a yard should be assessed prior to choosing an artificial turf product. Natural grass and weeds should be cleared from a yard. A smooth surface will support the installation of level turf pieces.
Any indentations in a yard may require the addition of topsoil. A subbase material can be installed afterward. A subbase layer will prevent soil from expanding or contracting. The expansion or contraction of soil could result in turf sections becoming wrinkled. Subbase materials include decomposed granite or recycled concrete or asphalt.
Crushed pieces are used as a sub-base product. Upon applying a sub-base layer, artificial lawn pieces can be installed. This type of landscaping project will require turf pieces to be laid out. Glue, a tape product, or nails can be used to secure each piece. If nails are being used to secure pieces, they should lay flush with the surface of each turf piece.
To get help installing artificial lawn turf, talk to a landscaping business, such as Broadmoor Landscape Supply.