Installing Artificial Turf: When and Where

Artificial grass or synthetic turf is not something that is used only on sporting arenas anymore. In fact, it has become one of the popular choices for lawn designing. However, you cannot them on every surface. And when it does come to surfaces where you actually can install them, there are still a few things you need to consider that depend on the surface features. Take a look at the following to find out where you can try artificial grass on and what you need to do with every surface.

Soil

This is perhaps the most common surfaces where artificial grass in installed. In order to do this, you should first have the surface area prepared by smoothening and levelling it. So, if you are adding synthetic grass over already grown natural grass, then make sure to clear the surface. Once your surface is clear then add a barrier to prevent the weed growth and install a cushioning layer if your artificial grass does not already have it. Even the most cool turf will be made much more comfortable when walking on with the help of a  cushioning layer as it can give a soft feeling to your feet.

Concrete

Synthetic grass is one of the best options to choose if you have any concrete floor that you want to cover up. If you want to get rid of the dull look and add a little green, all you need to do is add a turf on top of the concrete. Since these grasses has no roots to hold on to the ground, you don’t have to worry about having soil underneath. However, just like soil, concrete surfaces need to be clean too. So, if there is any oily substance like grease or any other stains, them make sure to scrub them off before installing the grass using an adhesive.

Tiles

Just like concrete, you can use artificial grass even on tiles. And just like concrete, these surfaces need to be clean before installing grass. You will also need to use a strong adhesive to in order to make sure that the grass will stay on once installed and will not pull up after some time. Apply the adhesive to the back of the turf and then lay it out on the tile. Apply pressure to make sure it will stick firmly to the tile underneath.

Dirt

If there is any unused land that is full of unfertile dirt and is just wasting away, why not give it a makeover with some synthetic turf? One of the reasons to use synthetic turf on dirt is that is can be grown anywhere without the need to hold on to soil or nutrients to absorb from a rich soil.

So even when your land is barren, you can use synthetic turf to cover it up. But you will need to prepare the land a little. Do this by removing any debris or weed. Add a layer of sand to level the surface. Install a protective barrier to keep away weeds from growing in future and you are good to go.

Synthetic turf is one of the easiest ways to transform any surface from a dull, boring look to a perfectly landscaped surface. It does not require much maintenance making it easier for even the busiest person.

Delsie Leff
 

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