How to install artificial turf ?
The installation of synthetic turf can be a good alternative for those who do not have time to care for natural lawn. If you decided to install artificial turf, you will need to consider some steps for placement. You can always request the help of a professional in your area.
1. Substrate Preparation.
The grass can be placed on concrete or soil, you just need to make sure it is firm and compact. This is essential to ensure proper installation.
Rigid Support (concrete, terrazzo, etc.) – If you already have a rigid support in the installation, you need to clean and remove debris from the surface, in order to work in better conditions.
Sandy or natural grass support – First remove the grass clippings, vegetation, roots, stones, etc… It is advisable to use herbicide to prevent the emergence of weeds. Compact the ground to prevent it from sinking when rain. Optionally you may want to create a support base formed by drainage gravel and sand, and then compact it to make a final settlement.
2. Placement of mesh anti-weed.
Extend the mesh anti-weed through the entire system, overlapping the coils about 5 cm. Thus, you will avoid the emergence of weeds, you will improve the drainage layer will protect the base of the artificial grass.
3. Placement of artificial turf.
Reach out and present all the grass on the surface to be covered. You will make all necessary cuts on the perimeter.
4. Placement of the band of adhesive joints and put a strip of adhesive bonding along the entire band. Later, we put the strips of grass, hitting both sides of the lawn at the points of union, thereby creating one piece.
5. Sanding and finishing of grass
If it is the required by model grass you are using, you should proceed to extend the silica sand (different yields for each type of grass) to give more strength and natural appearance to the lawn. If the model does not require sand, you can take a small amount to give greater firmness.
Finally, finally you will pass water to remove any dirt that may have left over the installation of turf. After installing the artificial turf should only do a little maintenance from time to time.
If you choose to use natural lawn you will have a much better looking field. But it will need more maintenance. One tool an essential one, for that maintenance is a lawn mower. You have to make sure you use a good quality one, which not only performs a professional looking task but it, is safe to use. That is safe to use not only for you, but for the family members that may be around. And that includes the smaller ones.