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Artificial Turf Installation

A great money and time saving investment for home-owners with yards of all size. Artificial turf is easy to install and maintain, Turf Avenue's artificial grass will help you maximize your investment in your home and give you more time for yourself and family. Following these instructions can help create the well manicure landscape and save money for years to come.

 

TOOLS NEEDED
1.  Shovels, rakes, hoe, hammer
2.  Tiller or sod cutter  
3.  Sod roller and hand tamper
4.  Plate tamper or roller - compactor
5.  Chalk-line and spray marking paint
6.  Razor knife or carpet knife and Scissors
7.  Stiff push-broom (infill)
8.  Drop spreader (infill)

OTHER PRODUCTS NEEDED
1. Seam tape 12” to 18” landscape fabric
2. Commercial turf adhesive (or PL Premium)
3. Fine washed dry sand (infill)
4. Landscape spikes 4" to 6"
5. Nailer board (if needed)
6. Boarder or boarder gravel

 

Most, if not all of these tools can be purchased or rented at your local hardware or home improvement store.
   
Depending on the compaction of your soil we recommend 3 + inches of 3/8" minus crusher fines (or DG decomposed granite)
Compactable Base  - It take about 1 to 1.2 cubic yard of base material per 100 sq ft  3" deep.

You can help the rigidity of the base by adding geotech fabric or commercial grade weed barrier fabric under your base.
Level the area.
Tamp and add more base materials where needed...
Lay turf with enough overhang to allow it to be properly trimmed.
   
   
Fold the adjacent trimmed edges of two rolls of turf approximately two feet apart the entire length of the seam. Trim off extra fabric.
Roll out seam tape centered over the entire length of the seam line. (12” to 18” wide) Apply turf adhesive.
NOTE: SEE TURF ADHESIVE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW
After adhesive has flashed, lay the edges of each roll of turf directly onto the adhesive/tape, making sure not to bury any grass fibers into the adhesive.
Be sure to add weight (i.e. sandbags) down the length of the freshly laid seam, or use a heavy roller along the seam length. The adhesive drying / curing time will vary with different adhesives dependent upon climatic conditions. It is important to use a high quality, outdoor adhesive to prevent delaminating later. Follow the adhesive manufacturer's instructions.
Fold both pieces inword making sure that they seam is tight - Nail both sides with 6" to 7" narrow nails (gutter nails).

Nail about 8" to 12" apart all the way down the entire length.




Trim by folding back, and cutting along the edge.

Nail about 12" to 18" apart all the way around the entire perimeter.
6" to 7" narrow nails (gutter nails).
Sanding - Infill 1 to 2 lb per sq ft as speced.
Four different methods to address securing the edge.
Use X or \/ patterns when applying    XXXXXXXXXX     or    /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\
If you use tubed glues
Fig 1 - Pull turf as close as possible prier to seaming.

Fig 2 - Fold back to apply glue to seaming material (12" to 18" strip of weed fabric).

Fig 3 - Fold both pieces inward making sure that they seam is tight - Nail both sides with 6" to 7" narrow nails (gutter nails)

trimming up against an edge 
HINT: When Trimming To Outside Edging
Continue to change out your blade often and use the edging to cut against. 

 

Turf Adhesive is an eco-friendly, single part, moisture curing, polyurethane adhesive. It is designed specifically for bonding various substrates to the backing of synthetic turf.

Substrates include: ROAD BASE, DECOMPOSED GRANITE, CONCRETE, ASPHALT, WOOD and FOAM PADDING.

Directions:
1. Application area should be clean and free of oil and debris.
2. Apply Adhesive to seam tape or surface via trowel, spray rig, glue box, or by pouring over the surface area.
3. Allow 5-7 minutes wait time for adhesive to absorb surface and atmospheric moisture.
4. Lay down turf.
5. Wait 10-15 minutes (longer wait time required under moist or humid conditions.)
6. Press seams ensuring contact between both surfaces (weighted roller may be used for field applications.)
7. After 25-35 minutes of cure time, press or roll seams again, ensuring contact between both surfaces.
8. Begin brooming and infilling after 2-3 hours. The Turf Adhesive will be fully cured after 24 hours.

 

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