Installing Artificial Grass: Can I Do It Myself?

Artificial grass as a legitimate landscaping option is slowly gaining a foothold in the world of gardening. It’s not surprising, considering the number of benefits it offers to property owners.

Artificial grass can be installed by professionals or on your own. If you prefer installing it by yourself, we have provided the instructions to help you do so. But first, here are a few points that may interest you:

Why artificial grass?

There are many reasons that installing artificial grass is the perfect solution for your lawn.

First, there are no maintenance hassles, i.e., no water is needed to ensure the grass stays green, and there’s no need to weed. Clean the artificial lawn regularly at least twice per month, and you’ll be good to go!

Second, synthetic turf is non-toxic, which is essential for families with children and pets. A safe and secure environment for your loved ones must be the highest priority when designing the outside space for your home.

Finally, artificial grass is cost-effective in the long run. There’s no denying that it might appear to be an expensive option at first, but there’s also no question that it will pay for itself over time. Aside from saving on other expenses associated with lawns, you’ll immediately notice there’s no need to water your grass or spend money on fertilizers or insecticides.

How to install artificial grass

Here are the steps for installing artificial grass on your own:

  1. Measure the area to be covered with grass. Use a tape measure or aerial map to get the proper dimensions.
  2. Clean up the measured area by removing debris, rocks, sticks, etc.
  3. Flatten the area with a landscaping rake.
  4. Cut the grass according to your measurements.
  5. Spread out the grass turf and line it up.
  6. Roll the edges of the grass lawn and place the adhesive tape.
  7. Roll out the edges and press them to ensure they stick to the adhesive tape.
  8. When the grass carpet is in the correct position, nail down the edges.
  9. Brush the grass so it will stay up after the installation.

Should You DIY or Use Professionals?

As you can see, anybody can install artificial grass. However, you should be aware that the results will be your sole responsibility when you choose to do so; if things go wrong, you’ll have no recourse with the artificial grass vendor. Many factors can affect the quality of the installation, including features of the land’s surface, the special glues/tapes used, the seams, the exact size of the grass, etc. Many technical aspects need to be considered before installing artificial grass, and they can be easily forgotten (or may not even be known) by non-professionals. For these reasons, it’s usually best to contact qualified professionals who are trained to do the job perfectly

If you are in California, Better Than Real Artificial Grass can help you determine if your job is a candidate for DIY installation or if it would be wiser to do a professional installation. During the consultation, our goal is to ensure the quality of the installation, regardless of which option you end up choosing. Better Than Real Artificial Grass will offer honest feedback, so your lawn ends up looking fantastic!

Better Than Real Artificial Grass has many other services too. Artificial grass lawns for sports areas, playgrounds, commercial landscaping – you name it, we have it! So, what are you waiting for? Get a quote here or call (415) 456-2169 now!

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