Artificial Turf installation in Las Vegas

Why Would I Want Artificial Grass Installed?

If you are considering getting an artificial grass installation in Las Vegas, you might be wondering what the benefits of a fake grass installation are vs real grass.

There are many reasons to choose artificial turf, including reducing the time and cost of maintaining the outdoor areas of your property, cutting down your water usage, and many other advantages.

What Is Included in the Artificial Turf Installation Service?

When you get in contact with us about installing artificial grass at your property, we will provide you with a quote based on your measurements of the installation area.

On the day of installation, we will start by reviewing the ground levels of your lawn and removing the existing surface, usually to a depth of around 3 inches or less.

After excavation, we will install a mixture of gravel and sand for the base material. This is followed by compacting the base material to create a smooth / solid surface that allows for proper drainage.

Next, we will roll out your new artificial grass, custom cut to fit the area, tuck the edges, secure / hide the seams, add turf infill, and secure to the ground.

Artificial Turf installation FAQ

If you are considering getting an artificial grass installation in Las Vegas, 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.

When you get in contact with us about installing artificial grass at your property, we will provide you with a quote based on your measurements of the installation area.

On the day of the installation, we will start by reviewing the ground levels of your lawn and removing the existing surface, usually to a depth of around 3 inches or less.

We will then lay a stabilizing sheet of material before adding layers of aggregate material selected based on the type of fake grass we are installing. We then add a second sheet to prevent weeds from growing under the artificial turf.

Next, we can start the process of carefully rolling out your new artificial grass onto the lawn, ensuring that every roll is precisely aligned to hide the seams, and is sturdily fixed to the ground.

  • 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 a synthetic grass installation, 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.

The average artificial grass installation takes one or two days of work, depending on the size and shape of your yard. Larger areas or more complex installations can take a little longer.

There are a number of other factors that can affect how it will take to install your new fake grass:

  • Ease of Access

The ease with which we can transport materials to your yard has a big impact on the time and installation will take. For example, if we are working on a front yard with street access we can get things done a lot faster than if we need to travel through your home or up and downstairs to reach a backyard.

  • Edging

The material that is used as a border of the fake grass also affects the time an installation will take, as will more complex shapes and curved edges.

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.

We always recommend hiring experienced contractors to complete your fake grass installation, as the quality of work can make a huge difference to both the appearance and the durability of your new lawn.

If you are set on installing artificial grass yourself though, you will need the following tools and materials:

Tools

  • Turf cutter
  • Shovel
  • Tape measure
  • Plank (for compacting)
  • Craft knife
  • Jointing Tape
  • Ground pins
  • Hammer
  • Brush or broom
  • Gloves
  • Knee pads

Materials

  • 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

Installing the synthetic grass involves only a few simple steps, but they require a lot of care and attention to get a good result:

Clearing the area

Start by digging out the turf down to about 3 inches. This will ensure that the end result isn’t taller than surrounding areas once the base layers are in place. If you’re edging the area, use timber or use a concrete edging restraint with an internal concrete haunch of about 3 inches.

Preparing the base

A sub-base below the turf aids drainage and provides a solid foundation for the artificial grass. The addition of a geotextile membrane underneath will prevent the sub-base from sinking down.

Leveling off

Spread a layer of sand to about 1-inch depth evenly across the sub-base and press it down using a hammer and plank.

Weeding out

Roll out sheets of weed membrane over the sub-base as a bedding layer. This will prevent weeds from growing and reaching through the surface of the fake grass, which will help it to drain more efficiently.

Roll out the lawn

Roll out your artificial grass with the pile facing towards you. Try to avoid lining up the ends of the rolls exactly, as it will give a less natural appearance.

Cutting and tidying

Once the grass is unrolled, trim the rough edges. Make sure the grass rolls are placed together so you can’t see underneath. Avoid cutting into the stitching wherever possible.

Glue together

Fold the edges back and lay jointing tape, with the shiny side face down. Hold the grass back and press down on the tape to spread the adhesive. Try to keep the blades of grass from getting onto the glue.

Pinning it down

If you’re using a timber frame, secure the grass to it every 6 inches or so, or glue the grass to the concrete haunch of the edging block.

Sweeping off

Once the glue is dried, sweep the surface to get rid of loose blades of grass. Fill in the grass using silica sand using a stiff brush, then leave everything to settle and cure for at least 2 hours before walking on it.

Schedule Your Design Consultation Today

If you are looking for artificial grass installers in Las Vegas, we can get the job done to the highest quality within a short timeframe. Every yard is different, so to find out how artificial grass can transform your property, get in touch with us to schedule a design consultation and choose the best artificial grass product for your home.