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Artificial Grass Installation Tools

Installing synthetic grass can be done easier with specialized tools. If you are planning to install artificial turf on your own or you are an experienced contractor, having the right tools can make your installation quicker and easier. It’s a great idea to alternate between a turf puller and a turf gripper when installing artificial turf for the best possible result.

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Bunker design along with artificial putting green can be complicated regardless the size. However, the preparation should be the same or similar as you build normal bunkers, such task requires experienced professionals. I would suggest you to provide us more details on your project before we can offer more recommendations, please call us at 877 796 8873 or email us at [email protected] to get connected with one of our experts, thank you.
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Seaming of artificial grass requires skills and experiences, and is considered to be one of the key part of the installation process. By that said, we will recommend you to use professionals to do the work for you if you don’t feel comfortable doing it yourself. To seam the turf together side by side which is most common way of seaming, you need to have a space of the same distance of the turf’s gauge. The gauge of artificial turf is the distance between two stitch rows, most commonly are 3/8”, 1/2” or 5/8”, and 3/16” for putting greens, so if you are seaming the turf with 3/8” gauge, you want to make sure the two pieces of turf to be spaced with 3/8”: be careful here that you don’t have to leave a “gap”, you need to distance the stitch line on piece one to the stitch line on piece two at 3/8”. If you are seaming the two pieces end to end, you won’t need to leave any spaces but to make sure to line up the stitch lines. Please feel free to cal us at 877 796 8873 or email us at [email protected] if you have any further questions, thank you.

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All the recommended tools used for our artificial grass installations are common and readily available at your local tool rental stores or big box stores such as The Home Depot which have a rental department. The only equipment that you might have a bit hard time to find is the power broom, some stores might not have it, but you can always use a regular push broom to do the job. Unfortunately, we don’t offer any tools at current moment. If you need further help, please feel free to call us at 877 796 8873 or email us at [email protected], thank you.


Mulch is used to retain moisture in the soil, suppress weeds, keep the soil cool, prevent frost heaving in winter, and make the garden bed look more attractive. Organic mulches also help improve the soil’s structure, drainage, and nutrient-holding capacity as they decompose. It is common that people use mulch and artificial grass for designs of their landscape for different purposes, but in my opinion, mulch is a cheaper alternative to artificial turf and I will always recommend turf over mulch to cover landscape areas. Please feel free to let us know if you have any other questions by phone: 877 796 8873 or email: [email protected], thank you.


The base preparation for artificial putting greens is the same as regular artificial grass. So typically you will need to excavate about 4” of soil then put a bottom layer of 2-1/2” thick of drain rock and a top layer of decomposed granite at 1-1/2” thickness, both layers will be compacted at 90%. Please let us know if you have any other questions by phone: 877 796 8873 or email: [email protected], thank you.


All you need is a sharp carpet knife or utility knife: when cutting the artificial grass aound the tree, it is important that you want to cut at least couple of times, first to do a rough cut leaving the turf bigger to overlap the tree, than do your final cut in a precise way. You will also need to make sure to score the cuts from the back of the turf. If you have any other questions, please feel free to call us at 877 796 8873 or email us at [email protected], thank you.


Since your artificial turf size is only 15’x14’, I will assume there won’t be any seams for your application. If you don’t have any exposed edges, all you need for the turf installation is nails and infills. If you have exposed edges, you might want to use either Wonderedge or bender board to finish things off. Here are the link to the all our installation accessories including nails and edging products: If you have any further questions, please call us at 877 796 8873 or email us at [email protected], thank you.


One of the main tasks of artificial grass installation is to build a solid and smooth base which will be compacted to 90%. Once such sub base has been built, at the time of laying down your turf, you won’t crumble it with your knees or feet. Your concern can only happen if the base is too soft or not even, to learn more about how to build the sub base and install your artificial grass, please visit our installation link at: Please always feel free to call us at 877 796 8873 or email us at [email protected] if you have any other questions, thank you.


All you need is a hammer to tap the staples in and through the turf. You don’t want to pound the staples too hard as you might bend the “U” end, the best way is to try to tap it and gradually given more power to it. If you need further help on other installation concerns, please feel free to call (877 796 8873) or email ([email protected]) us, thank you.


Yes, you will need concrete to install golf cups on your artificial putting green. You will install the putting green turf in a similar way as you are installing regular turf, when it comes to the cup installation, you will need concrete to secure it in the ground. You will find this YouTube video helpful for golf cup installations: If you have any further questions, please feel free to call (877 796 8873) or email ([email protected]), thank you.


You can use either nail for your artificial grass installations, they both will work out well to give you satisfactory results: the 40 D nails is a bit thinner and shorter and cost less, some installers like it as it can be a bit easier to drive through the turf at the installation; 60 D nails are bit more expensive but longer which theoretically provide better hold. Please feel free to contact us by phone (877 796 8873) or email ([email protected]) if you have any other questions, thank you!


Our glue and tape for artificial grass is designed to work on various materials including regular types of turf or woven fabric as well. The installation procedures are identical for any of these seaming applications, to learn more about artificial turf installations, please visit this link: Our turf glue comes in with three different packages: 29 oz tube, 1 gallon bucket and 5 gallon bucket which allow you to get proper amount suitable for your application without wastes. If you have any other questions, please let us know by phone: 877 796 8873 or email: [email protected], or simply fill out this online form, thank you:


Most of patio areas are with finished floors such as concrete or pavers, to install artificial grass on such hard surfaces, you won’t need to excavate or do any base preparation, simply glue the turf on the hard surface will be just fine. If your patio is different or have any specific concerns, please let us know by phone 877 796 8873 or email [email protected], thank you.

Artificial grass can be heavy especially when you are dealing with a bigger installations. For most small installations, people just hold the edge or corner of the turf piece and drag/pull to move it around, however, when the piece is getting big to handle by hands, you will need to use a grabbing tool called turf gripper. We used to carry this product (turf gripper), but now currently. It is not hard to find them on the internet. Please let us know if you have any other questions by phone: 877 796 8873 or email: [email protected], thank you.

Wire mesh is also referred as gopher wire when it comes to artificial grass installation. It is not necessarily must if there is no gopher problems in the areas where the turf being installed, so it is an option. On our installation guide, we also have listed as optional. For turf installations with the wire mesh, it should be installed before building up the sub base, once wire mesh installed, gopher won’t be able to make it through. Please feel free to contact us by phone: 877 796 8873 or email: [email protected] if you have any further questions, thank you.


There will be minimum removal of the soil before installing artificial grass, on average, it will be about 4” thick. And in most cases, people are replacing the old real grass lawns with the artificial turf, so by the time you finish removing the old lawn, you might only need to excavate couple of more inches further which can be easily done and won’t cause any harm for environment or anything else I can imagine. Therefore, you can have a peace of mind on this concern. Please feel free to call us at 877 796 8873 or email us at [email protected] if you have any other questions, thank you.


Cutting golf cup holes on artificial putting green can be easy. I will suggest you to please watch one of the installation videos at this YouTube link to get the idea and techniques: Please always feel free to call us at 877 796 8873 or email us at [email protected] if you have any other questions, thanks.


Plate compactor or hand compactor are required for artificial grass installations. For small areas, a hand compactor will work just fine, and a powered plate compactor will make more sense for larger installations. Typically, you will need to compact the drain rock layer of the sub base and also the top layer to 90% after one another to ensure solid and smooth foundations to lay your artificial turf. You can rent either kind of compactors from any local tool rental companies at minimum cost, or if you are installation professional, purchasing such compactors is an option from your local hardware or tool stores. Please feel free to call us at 877 796 8873 or email us at [email protected] if you have any further questions, thank you.


Seaming artificial grass is one of the tasks that require good skills and experiences. Good installers will be able to seam the turf with minimal or none visual appearance of the seams, however, it can be a challenge for anyone who has no or minimum experiences. Just like carpet, good installations shows minimal or no seams. Therefore it is very important for you to have experienced installers to perform such critical task for you to best possibly “hide” the seams. Unfortunately, this is not a subject can be accomplished by just listing the step by step instructions. If you need help to find a local installer nearby or have any other questions, please feel free to contact us at 877 796 8873, or email: [email protected], or fill out this online form, thank you:


Typical artificial grass installations for outdoor replacing real grass will need a sub base built with drain rocks at about 1-1/2” to 2-1/2” thick depending on the regions: rainy areas will need thicker drain rock layer and less rainy areas can use less. Drain rocks need to be compacted at about 90% then with another top layer of finer materials such as decomposed granite to provide more solid (after compacting) and smooth surface to lay turf onto. Please let us know if you have any other installation related questions by emailing us at [email protected], thank you.


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