Denver Synthetic Turf Installation Process

September 30, 2022

You might be considering if you could DIY install artificial turf yourself. Yes, it is feasible, however it is a complex process for the most seasoned DIY enthusiasts. To achieve an install that appears wonderful, it takes specific equipment that is expensive, and without it, it will take longer than you probably wish to spend installing it. In addition, you may void any warranties that the artificial turf may have. Here’s what you must learn about synthetic grass installation.

 

Why Have a Professional Do It?

Whether you want to change just a part of your yard or all the grass in your yard, hiring turf professionals to install your synthetic grass will save you hassle, money, and time. Plus, it will be more beautiful for longer.

Save Money & Time

It does not matter how simple a project you think installing artificial grass yourself will be, it can quickly change into a bigger to-do than you planned. Ever started a home project, just to make trips to the hardware store 3 times for supplies and tools you did not recognize you had to have? Supplies you might even only use only once! Sometimes our expectations do not meet the outcome of the plan and can result in many more days of work than planned. Getting artificial grass installed professionally will ensure you avoid the trouble and save money.

To install synthetic grass the right way, the existing surface needs to be removed, the soil has to be leveled, crushed aggregate added, then adding a pad, placing and securing the grass, and finally adding infill to provide that organic look. All this work requires very specific know-how and equipment to avoid edges that peel up or bunching in the middle.

Complex Landscape

Completely level land is hard to find, and a lot of home owners can agree with this truth. Being able to push a shovel into the soil without hitting stones is unusual. Most people in Denver need to deal with soil that’s thick clay or stuffed with roots and rocks. Just digging by yourself can be difficult labor.

Over the years, we have encountered many obstacles on our installations, like irrigation pipes, tree stumps, or large boulders that require heavy excavators to get rid of. Excavation can make tons of soil you might not need, so you will have to have this soil carried out. A professional turf installer will arrange all this for you, so you do not need to be concerned about anything.

Large Areas

When installing turf across a huge area, seaming is arguably the most challenging thing to get right. Seaming is the process of blending two or more pieces of synthetic turf surfaces together. Much like installing and seaming carpet, the seams will look terrible if not done correctly.

One little error at the beginning of covering a vast area can mess up the whole project. Think about when you roll up a piece of paper — if you don’t get the alignment right, it will look bad. Though, turf cannot be tapped on a table to smooth it out as you would a poor roll of paper. An expert synthetic turf installer should possess a good amount of experience and will ensure everything appears terrific before they’re done.

 

How We Install Synthetic Turf

At Go Turf, we know every install is unique — cause it is! Shawgrass products are designed to offer the look of regular grass and performance features that give the best durability.

Here’s how our artificial grass installation process works.

Preparing the Land

First, we’ll start with excavating. Depending on your situation, we’ll eliminate any existing grass, rocks, boulders, or roots in the way. Then our crew will level the surface completely for the best outcome.

Forming the Base

A base layer of crushed aggregate will be added over the freshly flattened surface. This crushed aggregate can be wetted down and shaped to form the finest available foundation that will be forgiving underfoot.

Adding Cushioning

After the aggregate layer is added, a cushioning pad is added to offer the turf a fine softer feel. If you are going to install a play area, we employ a specific cushioning that is PEMA Certified which makes any trips on the grass less painful. This cushioning helps to give the feel of real grass.

Installing Turf Surface

After the cushion is installed, it’s time to place the turf itself. The artificial grass will be placed and fastened with galvanized nails. The seams will be worked out so that they are practically invisible, too.

Placing Infill & Rolling

Once the artificial grass is secured, we add the infill to the turf. The infill ensures every blades of grass stand Straight and stop them from laying flat. Our go-to infill is silica sand because it’s durable and less costly. In the end, the tops of the leaves are curled to produce the effect of true bent grass.

 

Get a Free Consult

Are you prepared to make the switch to synthetic turf? Please look at our collections to discover a style you like. We are prepared to begin when you are, so call us to set up a free consultation.