The decision to install artificial grass at your home, business or for sports use has many benefits. It is quick, easy and relatively maintenance free. There are usually no dangers to people or pets, and the grass can be used year round, regardless of the location. One of the biggest reasons people chose artificial grass as their outdoor grass alternative is because of its ability to withstand moisture, sun, heat, cold and the common elements such as snow, rain and wind. It is the most expensive type of grass to maintain when compared to natural grass, but the benefits it provides far outweigh the short term costs or sacrifices required for its use.
When considering installation of artificial grass, there are several factors to keep in mind. The first and most important factor is whether you have access to all the tools and equipment required for installation. Most installations will require professional hand tools, and it is not uncommon for someone who is not a professional to damage the installation by using poor hand tools. If you don’t have all the equipment and tools needed you will need to hire or purchase a company with a fleet of professional installers, or you can attempt the installation on your own. You should know in advance if you have any questions about how to install artificial grass, such as whether you will need a shovel, a trowel, or a pressure washer, and if you will need to use chemicals. If you decide to attempt the installation yourself, then it is always important to educate yourself and know the steps to take so that you do not ruin anything when putting the grass in.
Next you will need to determine the size of the area you will be covering, and then select a variety of brands and colors. Make sure that you choose the brand and color that will give you the best look over what you currently have, and also that the brand and color you choose will last the longest. It is important to note that if you are going from one brand to another, especially if you are changing areas, that you make sure they are the same thickness and widths. If you are installing the base before laying the grass, then you will need to measure both the base and the height of your lawn tractor bucket. These measurements are used to determine the size of the area you will need to cover, and you will also need to determine the number of inches of gravel you will need to be used as well.
Next you will need to prepare the flat surface where you will install artificial grass. This should include preparing the flat and grade side of the ground, and then filling in the remaining unblocked space between these two surfaces. If necessary you can remove the top layer of soil to prepare the flat surface. If you have a truck to tow it around, then this can save you quite a bit of time. When you install artificial grass over an existing lawn, you will need to excavate the entire area, which means you will have to spend at least a day working at this job.
If you are going to do your own lawn installation, then there are a few different methods to choose from. The easiest DIY method of installation is probably just to follow the directions in your lawn purchase. There may be specific products or tools that you will need to purchase to help you complete the installation. There are also several DIY kits that you can buy, or that you can rent. Either way, it is best to make sure that you have all the tools or materials that are needed to complete the task.
When you have installed the artificial turf you can fully enjoy your backyard or garden. If you have any questions about installation, then you can easily research the products or tools that are needed to complete the job, or you can visit a local home improvement store for more information. Many people like to have a professional install their new synthetic grass products, since it makes the entire experience easy and stress-free.