Mistakes to Avoid When Attempting to Install Your Own Artificial Turf

The quality of an artificial turf installation plays a large role in determining how well it operates and how long it lasts. A well-executed professional turf installation can ensure a long-lasting, stunning, and efficient surface that satisfies the needs of its owner. Meanwhile, an installation that has been done improperly will cause a variety of issues to arise for your synthetic grass and perhaps even reduce its lifespan. If you’re someone who’s attempting to install artificial turf, here are some mistakes to avoid. 

Inaccurate Measurements

One of the biggest mistakes that a person who is installing their artificial turf often makes is having incorrect measurements for their yard. Inaccurate measurements can throw your whole landscaping project into chaos and make it difficult to salvage. It’s important to take measurements multiple times to ensure accuracy. This is avoidable if you choose to go with a professional installer who can take care of all of the measurements so you don’t have to. 

Uneven Surface

Every artificial turf owner wants a flat and smooth surface not only because of the pleasing aesthetic it offers but also because of the financial benefit of  increasing a home’s curb appeal. An uneven synthetic grass surface does the exact opposite and can easily come as a result of attempting to do your own installation. You can eliminate any chances of having an uneven surface by giving the job to a professional installer. Any artificial turf installation experts will remove any dirt, rocks, or debris that could cause inconsistency and will work to ensure a smooth flat surface. 

Inefficient Turf Use

After an installation project is completed, some amateur installers will want to throw away the leftover pieces of turf that haven’t been used. This is a mistake and inefficient use of your turf; you can use the leftover turf for any patchwork or repairs if something occurs to your synthetic grass later on. If you accidentally throw away your leftover pieces and are required to make repairs to your surface, you’ll be forced to buy more turf to do so. 

Failing to Install Weed Protection

With so much to consider, many amateur landscapers forget to install weed protection with their artificial turf lawn. Failing to do so will allow natural weeds to grow in your synthetic grass. Weeds are not only an unpleasant sight to look at, they can also compromise the integrity and health of your turf. To ensure a stunning green and smooth lawn, you’ll need weed protection. 

Instead of trying to do your own artificial turf installation and risk making these kinds of mistakes, leave it in the hands of professionals that can be trusted to do the job effectively and efficiently. Laguna Niguel and Irvine residents can attest to OC Turf & Putting Greens’ dependable and affordable residential artificial turf installation services. We always look out for our clients, which is why we offer high-quality artificial turf installations and friendly customer service. For more information about what we can do for you, give us a call at (888) 526-2289 or visit our website to schedule an appointment.