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Preparing Your Yard For Artificial Grass

Published Date: Jun 2, 2016

There's nothing quite as attractive as a sprawling lawn of vibrant green grass. For some folks, particularly those who live in dry climates, creating a beautiful outdoor space is a real struggle. Between the lack of rain and demands of upkeep, maintaining a lawn can be costly and time-consuming, which is why many people turn to artificial grass.

Of course, installing synthetic turf is the first step to achieving a well-manicured lawn. Professional installation will make this process much easier, but there are a few measures homeowners can take to prepare. Here's what to expect with an artificial turf installation during the preparation stages:

Should homeowners hire a contractor?

First, homeowners must understand the importance of hiring a business with a contractor's license to install artificial turf. Selecting a reputable company with this license ensures employers protect workers if they get injured and purchase the necessary bonding. This way, the homeowner is not liable for any incidents.

What are the necessary yard-preparation steps?

To ensure the permanency and realistic look of synthetic turf, the contractors will need to prepare the ground before installing a new lawn. To do this, they will rip up all grass, weeds and other shrubbery to create clean topsoil and then forge an even surface. When laying down the turf, these professionals will also place drainage holes throughout the yard to prevent water from pooling on the grass. 

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As far as homeowners are concerned, this process means they'll have to clear the yard so the contractors can get to work. This includes storing away any items, like patio furniture, throughout the installation time, which usually runs about two to three days depending on the size of the yard.

Will homeowners need to remove permanent fixtures?

To be sure, homeowners can't store away permanent fixtures like outdoor fireplacesstone walking paths or pools. The professionals understand this and will work around any non-moveable elements by using precise measurements to cut the turf to fit it evenly around the objects.

Once the professionals have completed installation, you can finally enjoy your beautiful, lush yard. Ditch your lawn mower and weed puller because tedious maintenance is a thing of the past. If intruding plants spring up around the edges, just spray a bit of weed killer on them. Otherwise, fire up the grill and invite some friends over to show off your green space!

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