Artificial Turf installation FAQ
Why Would I Want Artificial Grass Installed?
If you are considering getting a commercial or residential artificial grass installation in Las Vegas area, you might be wondering what the benefits of a fake grass installation are over the real thing.
There are many reasons to opt for artificial turf, including the time and cost of maintaining the outdoor areas of your property, reducing your water usage, and many other advantages.
What Is Included in the Artificial Turf Installation Service?
When you reach out to us regarding artificial grass for your property, we connect you with top-tier installers to provide a quote based on your measurements of the installation area.
On the installation day, our partnered experts commence by assessing the ground levels of your lawn, then proceed to remove the existing surface, typically to a depth of around 3 inches or less.
They will place a stabilizing sheet of material, followed by layers of aggregate material tailored to the specific artificial grass type. A second sheet is then placed to deter weed growth beneath the artificial turf.
Subsequently, our partnered professionals meticulously roll out the artificial grass onto your lawn. They ensure each roll is perfectly aligned to conceal seams and is securely anchored to the ground.
What are the Benefits of Installing Fake Grass?
- Saving Time and Costs
Real grass needs to be mowed, watered, and weeded on a regular basis, all of which take up your time and have associated costs such as gas, water, and herbicides. The Nevada climate presents additional challenges with its water usage restrictions and hard, arid soil, and without enough shade, it won’t survive the midday sun. In contrast, artificial grass requires very little in the way of maintenance and is much more resistant to sun damage.
- Keep Bugs Out Of Your Yard
Real grass can become home to a wide range of bugs and insects, some of which feed on the grass itself while others hunt those. While many of these are harmless, if annoying, others can have painful bites and stings. These unwanted visitors will have no reason to stick around on a fake grass installation.
- Stays Green All Year Round
With synthetic grass iproducts, your lawn will stay green throughout every season regardless of seasonal water usage restrictions, and you don’t need to worry about arranging lawn maintenance when you go out of town.
How Long Does it Take to Install Synthetic Grass?
On average, installing artificial grass usually takes between one to two days, based on the yard’s size and configuration. Naturally, larger or more intricate landscapes might require additional time.
There are various factors that influence the installation timeline:
- Ease of Access
The speed at which materials can be delivered to the installation site plays a significant role. For instance, if the work is being done on a front yard with direct street access, the partnered installers can complete tasks more swiftly than if they have to navigate through a house or carry materials up and down stairs to access a backyard.
The type of border material chosen for the synthetic grass, as well as any unique designs or curved edges, can also affect the duration of the installation.
How Much Does it Cost to Install Artificial Grass in Las Vegas?
Artificial turf costs up to around two dollars per square foot of synthetic grass. However, the actual cost of an artificial turf installation can vary depending on any extra work or materials that are needed as part of the installation.
As a result, the cost we advise after your design consultation is likely to be different from the initial quote estimate that is based solely on the square footage of synthetic grass to be installed.
How to Install Artificial Grass on Dirt or Soil?
While we advocate for entrusting this task to experienced contractors, understanding the process can be beneficial. The proficiency of installation can greatly impact the aesthetic appeal and longevity of the artificial lawn. Hence, for the best results, consider hiring our licensed partners who specialize in artificial grass installations.
However, if you’re determined to embark on this DIY journey, here’s a list of necessary tools and materials:
- Turf cutter
- Tape measure
- Plank (for compacting)
- Craft knife
- Jointing Tape
- Ground pins
- Brush or broom
- Knee pads
- Granular sub-base material
- Geotextile membrane
- Sharp sand or granite dust
- Silica sand (kiln dried sand)
- Timber and Pan Head screws if installing timber restraints
- Aqua Bond if installing concrete haunch restraints
- Weed membrane
How To Install The Synthetic Grass?
While the process of installing synthetic grass may seem straightforward, each step is crucial to ensure a lasting and visually appealing result. It’s recommended to engage the expertise of licensed partners who specialize in such installations for best outcomes.
Here’s an overview if you’re keen on understanding the process:
Clearing the area
Begin by excavating the turf to a depth of around 3 inches, ensuring the final height matches surrounding terrain once base layers are set. For edging, opt for timber or a concrete edging restraint complemented with an internal concrete haunch of about 3 inches.
Preparing the base
A sub-base beneath the turf facilitates drainage and offers a robust foundation for the synthetic grass. Incorporate a geotextile membrane underneath to keep the sub-base from sinking.
Distribute sand across the sub-base to a depth of around 1 inch and compact it uniformly using a hammer and plank.
Lay sheets of weed membrane over the sub-base. This acts as a bedding layer, thwarting weed growth and promoting efficient drainage.
Roll out the lawn
Unroll the synthetic grass with the pile oriented towards you. Ensure the roll ends aren’t perfectly aligned to retain a natural look.
Cutting and tidying
After rolling out, trim any excess along the edges. Align the grass rolls closely, ensuring the base isn’t visible. When trimming, be cautious to avoid the stitching.
Joining the Pieces
Fold back the turf edges and position jointing tape (shiny side down). As you retract the turf, press down on the tape, evenly dispersing the adhesive. Ensure grass blades don’t contact the adhesive.
Securing in Place
For timber frames, fasten the grass approximately every 6 inches. Alternatively, adhere the grass to the concrete haunch of the chosen edging.
After the adhesive sets, brush away any loose grass blades. Introduce silica sand onto the grass with a firm brush. Allow the setup to rest and cure for a minimum of 2 hours prior to any foot traffic.