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Posted: 1 Dec '21

Can You Do Synthetic Grass Installation on Your Own?

Can You Do Synthetic Grass Installation on Your Own?

The countless benefits of synthetic turf make it a highly coveted feature for just about any home. When you choose to invest in SYNLawn artificial grass, you have the option to hire a professional installer or do a DIY synthetic grass installation.

Installing synthetic grass yourself can cut down on costs, but it’s crucial to install the artificial turf correctly to avoid potentially ruining your investment. Call us for a consultation.

Deciding to Do Synthetic Grass Installation on Your Own

As you weigh the pros and cons of either hiring a professional installer or completing synthetic grass installation yourself, consider:

  • Your own landscaping skills.
  • The time and energy you have available to devote to the project.
  • The specific conditions of your yard.

Both professional turf installation and DIY synthetic grass installation have their benefits. If you decide to do it on your own, be sure to account for the unique factors of your situation.

How to Install Synthetic Grass Yourself

Many homeowners successfully install their synthetic grass with flawless results. Here’s how you can do it, too.

First, you’ll need a few specialty tools:

  • 15 feet, or one role of seaming cloth
  • A quart of seaming glue
  • Landscape stakes
  • A hand tamper for outdoor applications
  • Turf rake
  • Sprinkler caps, if needed

You’ll also need a utility knife, hammer, shovel, yard rake, tape measure, garden hose, marking paint, and a wheelbarrow.

For your synthetic grass installation, you need to:

Prepare an aggregate base. This first step is essential to a successful DIY job. The base must be correctly prepared, or it won’t drain and can even sink. Clear the areas where you’ll install the synthetic grass by removing any roots and superfluous natural grass. Then place a four to six-inch layer of crushed aggregate in the shape and contour of your new lawn. Use your hands and a rake to compress and level the surface.

Trim to size. Now it’s time to lay down and trim your SYNLawn synthetic grass. If your application calls for two or more artificial turf rolls, ensure the grass fibre grain points in the same direction.

Glue the seams together. For multiple roll applications, align each piece edge-to-edge and place seaming cloth down the joint length. Use seaming adhesive to secure the seaming cloth. After several minutes, bring the two edges back together and double-check the fit. To keep the synthetic grass flat and anchored to the base, use anchor pins or galvanized nails around the perimeter.

Groom the synthetic grass. Use your landscape rake or broom to brush and revive the fibres. Use a hose to rinse the area thoroughly.

Add infill. We recommend Envirofill infill. Its anti-microbial properties are ideal for preventing bacteria, mold, and mildew from forming in your new synthetic grass.

To learn more about all of SYNLawn Vancouver Island’s synthetic grass products or to discuss professional synthetic grass installation, contact us today for a free consultation!