Whether you have a large or small lawn, you will need to know how to install artificial grass. Artificial grass can provide an economical alternative to natural grass, but installation of artificial grass can still be complicated for the layman. With proper care and maintenance, artificial grass can increase the value of your property as well as the enjoyment you get from your lawn. However, not all artificial grass installations are created equally. Here are tips for the installation of artificial turf on asphalt:

Asphalt is one of the most common driveway surface types and the best artificial grass material to use for this application is decomposed granite. There are several ways to install decomposed granite. One of these is to dig a series of small holes between the existing driveway and the house to create a base for the grass to grow in. You can also drive nails into the ground directly into the center of the dirt for a nice clean look. When installing, make sure there is a proper drainage area around the edge of the driveway to prevent water from collecting. This can also help keep the turf moist while it sets.

Roll Asphalt Most commercial outdoor sporting equipment uses roll as the playing surface material, but for residential areas this surface can be installed with standard asphalt. You need to have an inch of “roll” in between each individual row of grass. The easiest way to install roll is to use a trowel and spread the material evenly in the rows. Then you just spread the trowel over the surface and trowel it down until you get to the bottom of the row. Then just spread more to keep the entire surface flat and even.

Broken Asphalt This is one of the trickier surfaces to install artificial grass on because if you break the asphalt it has to be replaced. If you are installing turf on a retaining wall, you can use an auger to slide the grass through the small holes and spaces between the rows. Just make sure you get all the broken asphalt back in place before starting your new turf. As for installing artificial turf on the ground this one requires some patience and workmanship. Make sure to always check your yard to make sure there are no underground caving places or other obstacles that could be blocking the grass.

Glue and Grass Glue is the key to making the surface of artificial turf. If you’re doing a small patch then just apply the glue and let it set for a few minutes before starting the actual job. If you’re doing a larger area then make sure you read the directions on the package very carefully. You want to make sure that the grass glue is strong enough to hold the surface to its shape without it wilting. You also want to use the correct amount of glue consistency.

The last step of synthetic grass installation is to fill in any drains. You should always double check your drainage to make sure that it is correctly applied and that it is connected to the right pipe. If you don’t do this you may have a backed up and flooded pool that costs you extra money to fix.