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Installing Artificial Grass Around Trees, Mailboxes & Other Yard Features

Big trees can harm natural grassroots growing on your property. This challenge puts homeowners in a difficult position, choosing between removing the tree entirely or taking an alternative approach and switching to artificial grass. Replacing natural lawn with synthetic is easy however, if you know how to wrap turf around the trunk to get a nice, clean-looking cut. You may also need to cut turf around mailboxes, fountains, water pumps, swinging sets, playground and training equipment and other features in your yard.


Installing artificial grass can be a difficult enough task without dealing with extra things you can't move like trees, playground sets, or fountains. But with some knowledge and practice, creating a clean cut around yard objects is easy.

  1. Cut a clean straight line with a utility knife from the edge of turf to a trunk's center.
  2. Cut a letter "X" at the trunk side.
  3. Slide turf in.
  4. Cut a circle around a trunk.
  5. Use a seam tape or staples to put seam together.

Tip: Never cut turf across the turf's backing. Always turn the turf it's back up, and carefully cut in between the lines of stitches. Then you will have a nice clean seam, no falling or shading off grass blades.

Tip: When you are cutting turf, make sure you are allowing at least 4 inches in the outside of the measurement. You will need the excess.

If you have lawn pads or shock pads under the turf, do the same with them before installing turf. Make sure the padding is not overlapped. Use staples to tack the padding down.

Circle Cutter video

Smooth circles around golf cups in your putting green installation is vital if you want your golf ball rolling smoothly into the hole. You can use a carpet knife to cut around the edges of a cup, but there is a better and safer tool that’s able to achieve professional results. The Circle Cutter is a tool that will enhance the luxury of having your private putting green. The installation can be tricky so let the Circle Cutter help you get it done properly to avoid any future problems.

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Global Syn-Turf, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and wholesaler of high-quality artificial grass in the United States and Canada. The company offers an extensive selection of products for commercial and residential landscapes, playgrounds, sports athletic fields, municipalities, golf putting greens and pet areas. Global Syn-Turf, Inc. provides innovative, environmentally friendly synthetic turf systems which require little maintenance, no water, pesticides, or fertilizers through multiple company-owned distribution centers across the United States. The state-of-the-art artificial grass offers realism, drainage, performance, safety, and durability. Global Syn-Turf is the exclusive artificial grass partner of San Francisco 49ers.

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