If you’re the type of homeowner who’s handy when it comes to home improvement projects, installing artificial grass might be already on your list. Artificial turf is popular these days because it needs low maintenance yet stays beautiful and stunning wherever you put it.
Many homeowners have already shifted to artificial turf in their lawns, backyards, walkways, play areas, pet play spaces, and many more. Installing artificial turf is not really that complicated especially if you have the complete supplies needed to do the task.
If you’re planning to install artificial turf in your home, here are the essential supplies you’ll need to prepare before starting the project.
First, you’ll need to measure the area where you plan to install artificial turf. This helps you determine how much artificial grass you’ll need. Add an extra inch to the turf measurement to be sure that you have enough turf to work with.
Shovel and Pick
Next, you have to clear the area from all the debris and everything that protrudes to the surface – rocks, tree stump, branches, dried leaves, and many more. You can use the shovel to clear the area and a durable pick to remove bigger debris from the soil.
Once the area is clear, fill in dirt on spots that make the surface uneven. Using a tamper tool. Pack the ground into a flat and solid foundation perfect for your artificial grass. This step is necessary to have a balanced-looking artificial lawn.
To assemble the turf, you’ll need good artificial grass adhesive to hold the pieces together. Turf glue is used to stick artificial grass into a surface such as concrete. However, if you’re installing turf on ground, turf nails will hold the artificial grass in place. If you’re covering a large area with artificial turf, you’ll need a seam tape to hold the pieces side by side seamlessly.
Turf infill is an essential supply that maintains the beauty of your artificial turf. There are different types of infill such as rubber, sand, cork, and many more. After installing the artificial grass, the infill is added into the turf to keep the grass blades standing up and look natural.
Infill also helps keep the turf in place especially during windy days by adding weight on it. Turf infill also helps your artificial turf last longer by protecting the backing sheet where the grass blades are attached.
To keep your artificial turf looking alive and natural, brush it from time to time especially when you notice that there are some flat spots already. A good brush is the last thing you’ll need to finish up your artificial lawn after installing. You could also brush the infill into the turf to even it out across the area.
Be sure to have all these supplies before starting your artificial turf installation. That way, your DIY artificial turf installation project will be smooth, hassle-free and perfectly done.