What Surfaces Can You Install Artificial Grass On?

Posted by Sunburst Landscaping on January 25, 2019
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Are you dreaming of having a green, lush backyard covered in fresh grass, but don’t have the time to maintain it? Meet artificial turf – the miracle that’ll turn your barren backyard into a beautiful haven of relaxation. Synthetic grass is a worthy investment and one that’s easy to clean, maintain, and replace whenever needed. You want a garden that looks green all year-round and with real grass, there’s too much work on and offseason, including fertilization, weeding, aeration, and pest control. Artificial grass is a one-time purchase and lasts for years. High-quality turfs are made to look identical to real grass and all you need is a good drainage system to prevent air and water bubbles. Keep reading to find out how to install artificial grass on every surface in your yard and improve your home’s curb appeal.
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On Your Balcony

If you live in an apartment and don’t have a backyard, you can still create a lush mini garden on your balcony. Measure the balcony floor and buy an artificial grass rug to cover the entire surface.
Before you install artificial grass, clean the balcony thoroughly. In uncovered balconies, dust is an everyday occurrence, so make sure there’s a drainage system available for when you want to wash the rug.
A quick online search on how to install fake grass will help you find inspiration for making your balcony an urban oasis.

On Soil or Dirt

If your yard has bald patches of dirt or soil where nothing grows, cover them with fake grass for instant curb appeal. Make sure to prepare the soil with a good drainage system and add a layer of protection to prevent weeds from growing.
Before you install the turf, clean the soil from pebbles, weeds, and debris. Then, tap the soil gently to even it out and pack it with a layer of sand. Now you can place the artificial grass and pin it down using nails or U-pins.

On Concrete Surfaces

Concrete surfaces are perfect for artificial turf because they’re easy to maintain and you don’t need a drainage system. First, clean the area well with water and let it dry completely. Then, check for cracks or holes in the concrete and close them before you install the turf.
Next, place the padding layer onto the concrete and glue it to the surface. Now you’re ready to roll out the artificial grass. Once you measure everything out, use a strong adhesive to glue it to the padding and let it dry.

On Wooden Decks

If you have a wooden patio that you’d like to freshen up with some greenery, artificial turf is a great choice. You can cover a section of the deck where you’ll put the tables and chairs or cover the entire patio floor for a lush feel.
Make sure to protect the wood with a sealant to prevent decay and damage if you ever decide to remove the turf.

Install Artificial Grass to Beautify Your Yard

Turf is easy to maintain, looks natural, and doesn’t need much maintenance, which is why many homeowners choose it to beautify their backyards.
If your yard needs some sprucing up, you can install artificial grass on almost any surface with little to no prep work.
To learn more about the different types of artificial turf for different purposes, check out this article on our blog.
If you have any questions for us, contact us today and we’ll get back to you soon.