The Best Ways to Prepare Your Home for Your Artificial Grass Installation

Artificial grass installation is the leading way that Southern Californians are upgrading their landscaping. It’s easy to see why: artificial grass is an eco-friendly, cost-effective way to have a beautiful green lawn year-round. 

Like any major renovation, artificial grass installation can feel a bit daunting. If you’re used to natural grass, you could be nervous that artificial turf won’t be as functional or look as natural as other lawns. 

Fortunately, there are tried and true ways to prepare your lawn for installation that will guarantee a flawless result. To help you prepare for install day, here are four simple steps to ensure your new yard will look as seamless and lifelike as possible.

Figure Out Your Ground Conditions

The first step in a successful artificial grass installation is determining what kind of soil you’ll be putting the turf over. The soil type, pH level and drainage capabilities of the ground will determine the sort of infill and aggregate you’ll need.

Not everyone is familiar with (or interested in) soil types. If you’re uncertain about analyzing your grounds, your synthetic grass installer will gladly help you figure out what you’re working with.

Remove Anything That Could Get in the Way

For best results, you’ll want to remove anything that could make the surface underneath your synthetic grass uneven.

The first thing to address is weeds. You should pull every weed growing in your yard and apply some form of weed protection to prevent any new ones from popping up. Spraying weed killer right before your artificial grass installation is ideal.

Secondly, you should remove the topsoil where your contractor will install your synthetic grass. Doing this will create a flat, smooth surface free of any rocks or sod that could cause bumps on the surface of your artificial grass.

Level Out the Area Where Your Artificial Grass Will Be Installed

A level laying area is essential to a proper artificial grass installation. After topsoil and weeds have been removed, carefully examine your land and ensure it’s completely smooth. 

If you do find any bumps or ridges, make sure to tell your artificial turf installer.

Figure Out What Your Main Use for Your Artificial Grass Will Be

These days, synthetic turf comes in a wide variety of styles. You’ll want to determine your primary use for your lawn – whether that’s playing with your pets, hosting events or squeezing in some putting practice. The main use for your lawn will help you decide which type of artificial turf is right for your outdoor spaces.

From pile heights to blade shapes, we’re here to help you understand all you need to know for a successful artificial turf installation. Landscaping renovations are a big undertaking – working with the professionals at OC Turf & Putting Greens makes them a breeze. From residential to commercial projects, we’re all about transforming Orange County and beyond with flawless synthetic turf installations. Contact us today at (888) 526-2289, or contact us online to get started.