How to install artificial turf
The installation of artificial turf is a simple process and you do not need great technical knowledge.
You will only need a small investment, so putting artificial turf is much cheaper and easier to care for than natural turf.
Why would I choose artificial turf?
There are many reasons to decorate with artificial turf, but the most praised are:
It is economical and resistant.
Easy maintenance (much easier than natural grass).
Aesthetic result is incredibly reliable
There are many models for both exterior and interior, of short, medium or high fiber
All are advantages
The artificial grass resists very well the passage of time and also adapts to various weather conditions. It does not matter how you use it, as it does not wear away easily (depending on type and quality, of course).
On the other hand, it requires less water than the natural grass for maintenance, so you will save a lot on the bill
Wide range and certifications
There is a wide range of textures, heights and types of artificial turf depending on the activity you are going to develop on it. On one hand, we have collections for garden, designed for private homes in different aesthetic varieties.
On the other han, Centers and Institutions of diverse nature are also big buyers of artificial turf: gyms, universities, colleges, etc. There are specific varieties depending on the sport (football, golf, paddle or multi-sport), since each one requires specific conditions. If you want to build your own Wimbledon at home is perfectly viable.
The market has grown thanks to the constant innovation and quality of the materials that have ISO certificates, which guarantee a first class product.
Placement process: simpler than you think
To know how to install artificial turf first you have to consider what type of surface is to be placed.
On one hand, there are lawn rolls and geotextile mesh that helps prevent the emergence of weeds. The bonding bands and the glue are used to join the different rolls and fix them. The glue cartridge, a polyurethane material, is used as an adhesive to place it on cement or tiles where it is not possible to use pickets, which are necessary to fix the grass on the ground.
This step is indispensable to eliminate dust and debris that would be inconvenient for the assembly of the artificial turf.
In addition we must remove all stones and objects to ensure a smooth and comfortable surface without undesired protuberances.
Once the land is cleared, a mixture of gravel and sand is to be spread in the space where the artificial grass is to be placed.
When you have spread the mixture you must level it eliminating the irregularities and mounds to have a surface as smooth as possible. You can do it with a rake.
The mixture of sand and gravel should have a thickness of 10 centimeters for a correct placement of the artificial turf.
The compaction of the mixture is also important so that once installed the grass will drain well enough water and do not become soaked or deteriorated. For this reason it is important to pay attention to this step and to ensure that the lawn is homogeneous and compact.
Subsequently moisten the entire surface of sand and gravel to finish compacting and favor the placement of the mesh.
If you do not carry out this step it is possible that unevenness or furrows appear over time because under the grass would begin to form gaps, That’s why the terrain on which the grass is installed is so important.
Once the ground is cleaned and the mixture is placed and compacted, you can extend the mesh. The function of the mesh is to avoid the seepage of mud to the grass and, on the other hand, to prevent the occurrence of weeds. The meshes usually have a thickness of 180 grams and it never hurts to use nails to fix them correctly and that they do not move with the passage of time.
The better the cover, the better the quality of the lawn.
When you have covered the entire surface with the mesh, measure the perimeter well to proceed to cut and spread the lawn. This step is necessary because the artificial turf comes in rolls of fixed size and later it adapts to the space that is wanted to cover. At the time of cutting it is necessary to pay attention to the leftover sides that are removed, to achieve a perfect result.
Make sure that the bands are placed next to each other, to avoid separation or overlap. This will mark the difference between a uniform turf and another where you can see where one roll ends and the next one starts. It is a matter of aesthetics.
To finish, fix the pickets on the lawn for a stable, secure and durable placement.
Once the installation of artificial turf is finished, you only have to enjoy a naturalized space.
As explained at the outset, the main reason when deciding to install artificial turf is usually comfort and simple maintenance. Perhaps your biggest problem today is deciding which one you like the most because there are many varieties.
The level of some materials is so good that it is difficult to differentiate them from natural grass, they are ranges like Nature or Highland, high fiber and with a level of fidelity that is based not only on aesthetics but also on texture, a very important point.
The texture is where innovation is centered around the artificial turf assembly. In this way, even through touch you will not be able to differentiate if you are facing a synthetic material or real grass.