The Best Time of Year to Install Artificial Turf

A common concern when it comes to installing artificial grass is when exactly the installation should happen. For Laguna Niguel residents used to dealing with blooming seasons and soil requirements, it can come as a surprise that, truthfully, artificial turf can be installed at any time of the year. Made from durable polyethylene materials, synthetic turf won’t discolor, degrade, or get damaged from being installed in one season or another. It’s simply too tough for such concerns to be an issue. That said, however, there are certain factors throughout the year that can make installation easier or harder on you.

Many choose to install their new synthetic turf during the spring. This is a common time for many home improvement and renovation projects, as the changing of the seasons gives you more time in the day to work while avoiding the high temperatures of the summer. Spring is also good for getting rid of the weeds that start appearing during this time of the year, letting you pull them out before they start cropping up at the edges of your new artificial grass lawn. Additionally, the heavy rainfalls of winter make spring soil soft and easier to excavate. There is a balancing act to this, however; if the ground is too waterlogged and wet, it can become too difficult and messy to excavate.

Another great time of the year for installing synthetic turf is during the fall. This is after the heat has passed (which is especially useful for Southern California) and the rush of outdoor activities has slowed, freeing up the weekend for DIY projects. Additionally, contractors typically see a slowdown in their business in the autumn months, making it easier to schedule an installation. During this time, it’s also easier to remove weeds and grass by the root, removing their chances of resurfacing during the spring. If you install during autumn, you’ll also get to enjoy a fresh green lawn in a time where most natural grass becomes brown and brittle.

One concern in both the spring and fall, however, is rain. Light rains won’t interfere with installation, but a heavy shower can adversely affect the adhesive bonding that connects the grass to other surfaces, such as paving slabs, concrete, and decking. Rain also interferes with adding sand infill to the synthetic turf; if the turf blades are wet, it will cause sand to clump up and stick to them rather than distribute evenly.

Whether you want a brand new lawn for the kids to enjoy in time for summer, or a new landscape for your business before winter arrives, OC Turf & Putting Greens can help make your dreams a reality. We’re the trusted artificial grass installer for Laguna Niguel and the rest of Orange County, with a five-star rating on Yelp and an expert design team that can help you in every step of the process. We can even incorporate features like putting greens and pet turf, letting you customize your new lawn to your heart’s content. If you’d like to learn more about our artificial grass product options or to get a free installation estimate, give us a call today at (888) 526-2289.