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Posted: 1 Jun '21

What Can You Do to Prepare for Synthetic Grass Installation?

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While it’s a bit labour-intensive and requires a few specialty tools, DIY synthetic grass installation at your Vancouver Island home is definitely doable. This post walks you through everything you need—and need to know—to make your new eco-friendly SYNLawn synthetic grass installation a success. Contact us today to learn more.

How to Install Synthetic Grass

If you want to save water and money for your home, synthetic grass installation is a highly effective way to do it. Let’s start with the tools you’ll need.

Specialty Tools

For synthetic grass installation, you’ll need:

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

Common Tools

If you’re a DIYer, you likely already have most of these tools on hand:

  • Utility knife
  • Tape measure
  • Hammer
  • Shovel
  • Yard rake
  • Marking paint
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Garden hose
  • Wide shop broom

Once you have your tools assembled, it’s time to move on to the actual installation.

  • Prepare the base. To allow for proper water drainage, most outdoor-based applications call for an aggregate base. First, clear the areas where you’ll install your synthetic grass, making sure to remove roots and any 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 hand and a rake to compress and level the surface.
  • Trim to size. Once you’ve prepared the base, lay down your SYNLawn synthetic grass and trim it to shape. If you’re using more than one roll of artificial turf, be sure the grain of the grass fibres in each roll point in the same direction.
  • Glue seams together. For applications with two or more rolls, align the pieces edge-to-edge and place seaming cloth down the joint length. Secure the seaming cloth by applying a consistent thickness of seaming adhesive to the cloth. After several minutes, ease the two edges back together. Double-check the fit, and when satisfied, use anchor pins or galvanized nails around the lawn’s perimeter to keep the synthetic grass flat and anchored to the base.
  • Groom the synthetic grass. Use the landscape rake or broom to brush and invigorate the fibres. Thoroughly rinse the area with a hose.
  • Add infill. We recommend Envirofill infill for its anti-microbial properties that can prevent bacteria, mold, and mildew from forming in your synthetic grass.

And there you have it! To keep your newly installed synthetic grass looking great and feeling soft, brush and rinse it on a regular basis.

Synthetic Grass Installation from Victoria to Port Hardy

As North America’s largest and most innovative synthetic grass manufacturer, SYNLawn is the product of choice for many homeowners. SYNLawn Vancouver Island prides itself on educating our customers on every aspect of synthetic grass installation. To learn more about all our artificial grass products, our life-time warranty, or to discuss having us install your synthetic grass, contact us today for your free consultation!