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What to Expect from an Artificial Grass Installation

Synthetic Grass DFW
November 14, 2018
Artificial Grass
artificial grass installation

How tired are you of driving past the neighbor’s yard, envious of his gorgeous green grass? Is your yard turning brown, lackluster from your attempt to save on the water bill? Maybe you want to host a dinner party in a backyard you can be proud of. Artificial grass installation just might be the answer to all your woes. It’s green, gorgeous, and requires minimal maintenance. You’ll have the best-looking house on the block, not to mention a barbecue-ready backyard with zero fuss.

Ready to dive in? Read on to learn everything you need to know about turf installation before you pull the trigger!

Designing Your Yard

This is the fun part. Unleash your creativity and don’t hold back. This is your chance to design the yard you’ve always dreamed of having.

Don’t forget to add florals to your landscaping design. Rain Lilies, Hellebores, and Cajun Hibiscus grow particularly well in the Dallas area.

In the backyard, you could add in a space for a kid’s playground with a mulched ground. You could also add in a firepit area with pavers and Adirondack chairs for casual nights by the fire with friends.

Your turfgrass installation specialist will help you cover the technical details, like:

  • Drainage
  • Irrigation
  • Measurements
  • and Soil condition

It’s a good idea to hire a professional during this stage, because these technical details are crucial for a successful installation. They can be hard to figure out on your own.

Prepping for Your Artificial Grass Installation

Once your yard is designed, you’ll need to prep your land for installation! This often includes things like making sure electric and irrigation lines are found, getting rid of existing grass and roots, and laying down a base.

A pro can help you make sure the base is laid correctly and that it’s in line with technical considerations. They’ll also help you determine whether or not you need to install a perimeter around the yard, or rodent wire in the base.

The Installation

The day has finally come! You’re locked, loaded, and ready to lay down your new yard.

It’ll be the site of many happy days spent playing with the kids, chasing the dog, and enjoying all that time spent not mowing the lawn. You’ll be the height of cool with your trendy new yard! Are you ready?

On the day of, your installation professional will cut the grass according to the specifications laid out in your yard design. Then, it’ll be laid atop the base. Make sure the grain is all headed in the same direction to make sure it looks real.

Some sheets might need to border each other, but a pro will cut it so that the seam is virtually undetectable once the sheets are laid.

The turfgrass will be sealed down at the edges with landscape staples, and the installation professional will double check that everything looks right. Voila! After cleanup, your new yard will be ready to enjoy.

Ready for Your Dream Yard?

Are you convinced that installing artificial grass is going to be perfect for your home? Now that you’ve read up on how to install artificial grass, you’re probably ready to get this show on the road!

Get in touch to talk details about your project! We’re pros at artificial grass installation–don’t fuss with DIYing such a huge project. That’s what we’re here for!