5 Mistakes to Avoid When Installing Artificial Turf

Posted by Sunburst Landscaping on October 14, 2018
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Installing Artificial Turf? 5 Common Mistakes You Need to Avoid!

If you want your home or business’ lawn to look beautifully manicured without all the fuss, the decision between turf vs. grass is a simple one. Turf is the quickest and easiest way to achieve a flawless lawn or common area that can stand the test of time. However, it’s easy to make mistakes when installing artificial turf. And errors during artificial turf installation cost you time and money.

Are you curious to learn more about how to install artificial turf correctly? Keep reading. We’ll review five common mistakes and how to avoid them. Let’s get started!

1. Gaps Between the Rolls

If your artificial turf isn’t joined evenly, it will ruin the appearance of your lawn. It’s also difficult to correct this issue after the damage is done.
In order to avoid this mistake, use the utmost care during installation. Focus on making sure that the joins between rolls are even, tight, and level.

2. Installing Artificial Turf on Uneven Land

Before you install your wonderful new turf, assess the landscape. Are there any uneven areas or imperfections like tree roots? Be sure to note these issues and correct them.
Although they may seem like small defects at first, they’ll seem much bigger if you try to install brand new turf over them. Take whatever actions are necessary to create an even landscape before your installation.

3. Improper Drainage Causes Waterlogging

Waterlogging occurs when water builds up at the turf’s base. This may already be happening even if you don’t see pools of water on the surface, so be sure to take every caution in order to avoid it.
If you’re feeling uneasy, don’t hesitate to reach out to a professional. They will ensure that your turf has the proper drainage to prevent waterlogging.

4. Not Adding a Weed Barrier

Weeds can grow anywhere– even under turf! If you don’t add a weed barrier to your artificial turf installation, you’ll find that weeds will begin to push their way up through your turf, ruining its aesthetic appeal.
A weed barrier is a layer of fabric that sits in between the soil and turf. It prevents any surprises from popping up and spoiling your landscape.

5. Disposing of Unused Turf

After completing your artificial turf installation, you may find that you have leftover materials. Don’t throw them away!
If an incident ever occurs that damages your turf, you can use these leftover materials to repair it. If you don’t save any, you may find that securing an exact match at a later date is difficult.

Wrapping Up

Installing artificial turf is a time-saving, cost-effective way to achieve the look of a manicured lawn. If you set up your turf correctly, it will provide you with years of hassle-free beauty.
For the best results, look out for gaps in between the turf rolls and make sure that you’re laying the turf on an even landscape. Add a weed barrier to prevent any surprises and take the appropriate measures to prevent waterlogging.
Do you have any questions or need any help? Contact us anytime!