How to Install Artificial Grass

How to Install Artificial Grass. With a big emphasis on water conservation, many people are considering replacing their real lawn with artificial turf. Artificial turf has a lot of pluses such as less maintenance and water conservation. However, artificial turf can be expensive. The good news is that it is possible to cut down on cost by installing the turf yourself. Read on to learn how to install artificial grass.

Step 1

Prepare the area by removing the real grass if present. Depending on the size of existing lawn, a sod cutter is a great tool for this task. Remove all debris and cap off sprinkler heads if needed.

Step 2

Level and smooth out the area. You may want to compact the area as well. Then add crushed granite to act as a barrier for the synthetic grass to rest on.

Step 3

Smooth out the crushed granite and compact it down using a cement roller. Water the granite down and compact again.

Step 4

Roll the synthetic lawn in place and trim in areas that it is needed. Once the lawn is set in place, then anchor it down. The lawn should come with anchors attached.

Step 5

Add a light layer of white sand over the synthetic lawn and use a lawn broom to smooth it out and seal the lawn. Then water the new synthetic lawn to set it in place.