Preparing the Ground
First thing you need to do before putting green turf in your lawn is to prepare the ground. What is the total surface area of the place where you want to install fake grass? You need accurate measurements so as to avoid botched installation. It often happens that homeowners have wrong measurements of the lawn and end up leaving many bald patches. The bald spots create a very poor impression and you may even need to replace large areas of artificial turf to address this problem.
You can avoid the hassle by taking accurate measurements and preparing the ground for installation. Remove any debris from the lawn and use a regular roller to level out the surface. This will provide an ideal surface on which you can install artificial lawn grass.
Selection of Artificial Lawn Grass
The most important step in the installation of artificial lawn grass is the selection process. How do you choose a particular variety of fake grass? You can find the answer to this question by visiting retailers that specialize in fake turf sale and installation. There is still a risk of being fooled by clever salesmen. You can avoid that risk by narrowing down on a few varieties. Fake grass for lawns does not need to be as sophisticated as one used in sports arenas. You simply need a grass that lasts longer and is easier to maintain while also looks good.
You can use this criterion to choose a variety that meets your requirements while is also light on your pocket.
The installation will not take more than a few hours on an average home lawn. You can install artificial lawn grass either by yourself or by enlisting the help of professionals. Many artificial grass varieties come with simple installation procedures. All you need to do is to use standard industrial glue and attach the turf to the ground. Another thing to look out for is to provide adequate drainage passages. You can do that by following the instructions in the user manual. The installation kit often comes with drainage pipes and outlets that you can affix to the prescribed areas of the lawn.
It may take up to five hours to install artificial lawn grass, depending on the surface area and other factors. It may take less time if you have hired professionals and more if you are doing it on your own.
It is always a good idea to try your hand with the installation of artificial lawn grass. Modern installation kits have made the procedure easier and you will get to know many interesting things about synthetic grass in the process.