A professional turf installation contains several layers. The standard layers are: the top turf material layer, infill, a weed barrier, a compacted base, and then compacted soil.
The ground first needs to be prepped. The soil must be compacted to act as a stable material base below the turf. Next comes the compacted base layer mixture of gravel and sand, which will allow for proper drainage.
On top of this is the weed barrier, followed by the grass material and infill. Infill is evenly spread and protects the synthetic grass by acting as a supportive structure to the blade. There are many steps and equipment required for a high quality installation, and a 1000 ft2 project for example can take five days.
By having us install your turf, you can be confident that your artificial grass area will hold up to the test of time for years to come.
There are a lot of things to discuss in detail and consider before hiring a turf contractor and selecting the best synthetic grass material for your application. We’ll briefly bring them to your attention here, so that you can be prepared when you contact us for a deeper discussion.
How much usage will the grass receive?
Will the astro turf receive a high amount of traffic, activity, people and dogs running, outdoor play, etc.? Entry level grass materials may not be ale to with stand this kind of usage and can wear out sooner.
Density and weight of the grass
Artificial grass materials with higher densities are more durable. Density is defined as the number of synthetic yarns that are fabricated per square foot of turf material. The same consideration goes for weight. More expensive turf selections will be thicker and therefore heavier.
Length of blade of grass
Different applications require different lengths for the blade. A putting green for example will require a very short length, vs a normal residential backyard lawn. For a great looking artificial lawn, we usually recommend a blade length of 28mm–35mm. Don’t worry, we’ll help you decide on the right length for your grass installation.