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Are you seeking strategies to be ready for the installation of the AstroTurf? When most families pick artificial grass, they are typically concerned about how easy it would be to install and whether they will be able to do it themselves or hire an Astro Turf contractor in Sydney. So we’ve put together the complete guide to installing artificial grass. Follow these steps to learn how the installation process works, what tools you’ll need, and how to install your own. 

  1. Plan Out Your Installation 

The first step in installing artificial Turf is planning and measuring your yard to determine how much artificial grass and accessories you require. The artificial Turf can be 2m or 4m wide and 25m long. Calculating how many rolls are necessary will help you avoid a large amount of waste and guarantee that you do not overpay, keeping the project within budget. 

What equipment will you need to lay artificial grass? It is determined by the type and size of your installation. Some items are optional, while others are required. 

  • Measurement tape 
  • Hammer Shovel Sharp Knife 
  • Brush Gloves (Broom/Stiff) 
  • Nails with a U shape 
  • Self-adhesive Jointing tape or Jointing Adhesive 
  • To compact the sand, use a roller or vibrating plate (both can be hired) 
  • Weed block cloth — this is an optional item for outdoor installation. However, it is strongly recommended. 
  • Shock pad — this is an optional extra that is especially useful on concrete. 
  1. Ground Preparation 

Proper ground preparation is key to keeping your artificial Turf looking its best for longer. A clean, ready-to-use sub-base is required for a successful installation. This procedure includes grading the area and removing irrigation, existing pipelines, and electric cables. 

If your ground is uneven, you may need to landscape it before installing the Turf. To prepare the ground for artificial turf installation, remove existing grass, weeds, and large stones. 

How do you lay Artificial Turf on the ground? 

  • The removal of Weeds needs to take place. 

The first step in putting grass is to eliminate weeds and grass. Next, apply a non-toxic weed killer to the affected area. Weed killers require a significant amount of time to work, so plan at least two weeks. 

  • Add the foundation material. 

To make room for your new base, remove the top layer of dirt, roughly 3 inches. Next, spread your base material with a shovel. 

  • How do you put AstroTurf down on concrete? 

The removal of existing concrete should be done first. 

The surface must be smooth, clean, and level to meet the consistent criteria for the base. Check for uneven surfaces after carefully cleaning the area. You can use self-leveling chemicals if they aren’t too inconsistent and can be rectified. 

  • Install the shock pad if desired. 

Because concrete is a hard surface, the shock pad will provide support if someone falls. To secure the shock pad and Turf on the concrete surface, the glue helps better than U-shaped nails. 

  1. Install The Artificial Turf 

Unroll the artificial Turf across the space, being careful not to disturb the weed block fabric, and then let it sit in the sun for 30 minutes to an hour to allow any creases to fall out and the grass yarn to improve in condition. Then stretch the grass to make sure it’s smooth and flat, then use U-shaped nails to secure the Turf to the edge. Finally, for a lovely finish, simply trim around the edges. 

  1. Repair The Seam 

Because you may always come back and cut more Turf later, it’s usually required to cut the Turf larger than the actual space. A seaming tool sews the edges together to prevent potential turf buckling for a smooth look. Seaming is a crucial process, and most installers employ a gadget known as the “Super Seamer.” 

  • Cut off the manufacturing edge strip (if present) or a stitch to leave as little backing as possible close to the stitch and butt the two edges together. 
  • Fold back the borders of the carpet and place self-adhesive jointing tape (smooth side down) so that the carpet’s edges meet in the middle of the video when attached. 
  • Starting at one end, fold the Turf back into the adhesive tape. Then, working carefully down the seam, connect the two pieces. Ensure that no tufts are damaged or buried. 
  1. Silica Sand Should Be Sprinkled And Brushed

The final phase in artificial turf installation is to scatter silica sand around your Astro Furf in layers, gradually increasing the depth. Again, 6-8 kilograms of sand per square meter of lawn is recommended. 

A final brushing of the grass is required to remove any debris and push the infill grains down to the base. Brush the pile with a bristle broom or a grass rake before, during, and after for the most remarkable effects. Finally, brush the individual grass tufts upright by brushing against the pile fiber direction. 

Final Thoughts 

There are benefits and drawbacks to hiring professional installation crews vs. doing it yourself, and you should examine your situation rationally and make your decision based on your budget. Although DIY artificial grass installation may appear to be a daunting chore, it can also be a pleasant family pastime. 

Gunners, Australia’s top artificial turf installation contractor in Sydney, is committed to offering the highest quality AstroTurf for residential and commercial turf installation. We provide artificial grass for various applications, including residential, commercial, front and back yards, rooftops, outdoor entertainment areas, etc. 

Disclaimer: This is a generic Information & post; content about the services can be changed from time to time as per your requirements and contract. To get the latest and updated information, contact us today or visit our website. 

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