- Remove all grass, sod, tree roots, mulch and large rocks from the area to be covered. The area should be flat and smooth. A layer of crushed rock under the turf as a base is a good idea but not mandatory. The area should be as level and firm as possible to eliminate bumps under the turf.
- Mark out and measure the area you want to cover. If there is curbing, edging or another border, measure accurately between the inside of each border.
- Lay the material over the area to be covered and trim the edges to fit inside whatever borders that you may have. If you are just laying the turf down in an open area, try to lay the turf out so that it is parallel to any borders or hard edges that are in the yard so that it looks symmetrical.
- Once the turf is laid and cut to size, you should nail the turf down with 40d-6” nails around the edges of the turf. Space the nails along the edges approximately every 12”. In addition to nailing the edges, you should also place several nails in random patterns around the middle of the turf.
- After nailing the turf, it is recommended that you use an “infill” material on top of the turf. The infill material (sand, rubber or a combination of the two) helps to protect the turf from the elements and helps to neutralize animal urine odors. The easiest way to spread the infill is with a drop spreader (the type commonly used to spread grass seed, fertilizer, lime, etc.). The amount of infill will vary depending on the fiber length of your turf. Place the infill material in the hopper of the spreader and set it on medium opening. Walk slowly behind the spreader allowing the infill to get into the fibers of the turf. If you don’t have a spreader, you can hand distribute the infill by taking handfuls of it and sprinkling it. Once you have evenly placed the infill on the turf, you should brush the turf fibers upright with a stiff bristled industrial broom to fluff up the turf so that it looks good and full.
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