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Artificial Turf Installation & Maintenance

Artificial Grass Installation and Maintenance

Recommendations for installation and maintenance of artificial turf

When installed correctly, PolyTurf® artificial grass will provide many years of trouble free, useful, and attractive service.

Just like laying a carpet, preparing the underlay is as important as laying the turf. Lumps, bumps, and particularly sharp objects under the turf can damage it and will be felt through the turf when you walk on it, so make sure the underlay is cleared of any debris before you lay down the turf.

Installation is not difficult, but it is important to perform each step in the process properly. Turf rolls are heavy, so make sure you have help and be careful when moving them into position. Adhesives used for taping seams or for gluing down no-fill turf may affect some people who have allergies so always wear gloves and eye protection and avoid breathing fumes or getting the glue on your skin.

Ideal conditions for performing the installation are warm, sunny days with reasonably dry earth to make raking and smoothing easy. Weeds rarely penetrate the turf, but an optional weed blanket, which also contains anti-bacterial qualities, is recommended for all lawns. Occasionally, airborne seeds may take root if conditions are ideal, particularly in sand-filled installations, but they are easily pulled out because the roots will be unlikely to penetrate the turf base layer.

Brief Overview Synthetic Turf Installation Guide

  1. Remove existing sod
  2. Install plastic bend-a-board on perimeter
  3. Install and spread aggregate base
  4. Compact aggregate base
  5. Position weed barrier and secure
  6. Position turf on base
  7. Seam/join turf carpet
  8. Trim and shape edges to fit
  9. Nail down to secure in place
  10. Power broom/vacuum debris  

Synthetic Grass Maintenance Recommendations

  • An occasional stiff broom brushing is all that is needed
  • Animal messes can be scooped up, and then simply washed away with a water hose
  • PolyTurf Refresh can be used for cleaning and odor removal when needed
  • A leaf blower or rake can be used if so desired
  • The frequency of this simple process will change with your personal taste and location
  • We also offer recommended installers that can provide annual tune-up and maintenance programs

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