Extra Tips for Installing your Artificial Grass
Once you receive your Megagrass artificial turf, you should roll it out under the sun with blades facing down at least 1-2 hours before installation. This will allow the turf to acclimate and, as a result, makes it easier to work with. To learn more on how to remove ripples or creases on your artificial grass, find out how through here.
One thing that you need to prepare for is your drainage system. When installing an artificial turf outside on hard floors (concrete, wood etc.), you'll need to make sure if you have a good drainage system in place. This prevents from water getting stuck in between your turf causing ripples and uneven surfaces. Water from rain, melting snow or nearby irrigation systems will not be able to drain into the base below the grass and may sit between your concrete and the backing material of the grass. This can cause mold or mildew issues under your grass, which could come up through the backing if left unchecked. It may also lead to standing water and large puddles on your grass, rendering it unusable until the water eventually drains or is removed. Having a proper drainage system can last your turf for the next 20 years.
- The concrete surface must be clean and prepared properly to ensure that the adhesive/glue will penetrate and provide a strong bond for years to come. Removal of stains, gum, grease, or oils will prevent the adhesive from delaminating. Flooring surface must be thoroughly cleaned which should include sweeping, vacuuming and mopping to insure that all dirt, paint, grease, oils or any contaminants which will prevent good adhesion are removed.
- Lay your precut artificial grass carpet on each area allowing some excess for proper seaming and edging or any trimming necessary.
- Spread adhesive on the floor. Adhesive should be spread on the sub-flooring surface that covers an area approximately one-half the actual size of the carpet strip being glued. Use commercial grade double side tape if the turf is for temporary use, or apply gorilla super glue if the turf is for long term use.
- Fold edges and use seaming tape to connect two pieces together.
- Use an infill to help hold the artificial grass down. Infill also adds an extra padding on your turf leaving a cushion-like feel when stepped on, and keeps your blades upright and durable for longer. Make sure you have edging to keep infill from falling out and to cover the sides of your turf.
Installation on Mulch
We don't recommend installing artificial grass over a soft and malleable surface such as mulch. However if you would like to do so, the decomposed granite and drain rock layers become even more crucial to keeping your turf from developing dents/dips after rain.
Artificial Grass for Pets
When installing your artificial grass for your pets, use Zeolite infill as it significantly reduces pet urine odors. Infills get washed away overtime especially when you clean and rinse your turf so make sure to re-fill or replace your infill at least 3 times a year.
Add infill to your artificial grass to help with your green speed. You can also add an 8mm shock pad underneath your artificial grass as it helps golf balls bounce and roll properly. We recommending using an extra fine green infill as to work properly on the high density of the putting green turf.
Artificial grass indoor installations are quite straightforward, as there’s no need for digging first. In most cases, the floor is already level.
- Prepare the area and ensure the floor is clean and clear of debris.
- Install a shock pad or a lawn pad layer by gluing it to your floor. Use commercial grade double sided tape if the turf is only for temporary use. Shock pads or lawn pads create a soft, safe, and level surface.
- Lay the artificial grass.
- Secure all joins with glue or seaming tape.