A: A complete installed yard ranges in price due to amount of work required and the price of product chosen. We give the rough #’s of $10 to $13 a sqft. We have Artificial grass product ranging $4 to $6 a sqft.
A: Yes, several choices. The main # to determine price is how many OZ a SQ YARD. The larger the #, the thicker the turf. Products have different pile heights for different applications. Example: high traffic = shorter turf
A: Artificial Grass can be simply cleaned with a leaf blower. If turf starts to get matted due to traffic it is recommended to have a power broom service to perk turf up or use a Grandi Groom Turf broom on a hot day.
A: Yes, it is a great way to create a clean area for your pets. Just scoop up poop and hose down pee. It is recommended to use Zeo Fill pet infill for smaller areas to help with pet odour.
A: Manufacturers recommend 1-1.5 lbs per sqft of sand infill to weigh turf down to help with expansion and contraction. This helps prevent glued seams from pulling apart over time
How is Artificial Grass Installed?
1. Remove existing sod/soil to create a dept min 4”. If area is next to concrete with heavy water runoff, we recommend a drainage plan underneath.
2. Lay out Woven Fibre Mesh (Landscape Fabric), this separates the soil from stone layer. It is very important to not cut corners and use a cheaper landscape fabric.
3. The stone area will now be built 4” to 5” deep using 0 – 7/8” compactable stone with aprox. 1” screening top layer. Move in the stone and rake level, 2” layer at a time. Apply water and compact with a plate tamper until solid. Fine grade the yard with the 1” screenings layer making sure there no dips or hills that will become visible when Turf is installed.
4. Now its time to roll out the Turf. After the piece is rolled out, moved into place push out any wrinkles from the middle in all directions. In colder temperatures it takes longer for turf to form to the stone base.
5. Cut off min 2 stitches at your first finished edge.
6. The Turf is spiked in with 6” Galvanized Nails. Starting in the middle the nails are spaced 2’ apart, at a finished edge nails are spaced 6” apart. The second row 8” from concrete spaced 1’. It is very important that Turf is secured to the ground at edges to prevent wind or someone pulling it up. If installed in a daycare Turf in screwed to a pvc deck board that is secured to the concrete to prevent a trip edge.
7. Most Installs require seaming Turf together. The idea is to make everything look like 1 piece.
8. Roll piece #2 out with the grain running same direction. Cut off 2 stitches on both pieces.
9. We use 12” Point Bonded seam tape. The seam tape is used with Turf glue to join pieces together.
10. Adjust piece #2 until seam is not visible. Use nails 3’ back from seam to hold Turf.
11. Fold Turf back, apply Turf Glue to seam tape with trowel.
12. Mist back of Turf with water, Zipper seal together.
13. After seam has dried, Turf is finished spiked in.
14. Turf is now power broomed to perk it up.
15. Final step is to Infill Turf with sand. We use a common play sand, never use silica sand.
16. Sand is applied with drop spreaders while being broomed in. The sand acts as a ballast and weighs down the Turf. We use 1.5 lbs of sand per square foot on most products.
17. The Turf is watered to clean of dust and you project is complete.