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Should I install your artificial grass myself? And how?

| Dec 11, 2019 10:41 AM

I have a small area in my backyard where my dogs can play and do their business, it is about 14' by 20'. I wonder if I can just buy a piece of turf and do the installation myself...

2 Answers

You can always go to this link for installation instructions:

It depends how handy you are when it comes to installing artificial grass. In your particular case, you don't need to worry about seaming pieces together which can be one of the most difficult part of an installation. Our products come in at 15' width, and for your application, you will need to get a piece of 15' x 20' as we don't cut the width down even though you can order at 1' incremental of length: for an example, you can order 15' by 1', 15' by 2' and so on... If you live in a area with a lot of rains, you have to make sure to build your base properly so the artificial grass will drain well when it rains. The turf will drain both directly through or side ways, for rainy areas, we always recommend to do the base by following above link. However, for dry areas, side way drain might be just enough. Regardless of rainy or not, you need to make sure have a perfectly compacted and flat base to install our artificial grass. Depends on your yard confirmation, you might need bender board to finish off your edges, here is the link to the bender board product: You will also need nails and infills to finish up your installation, and you can find all of these needed products on our accessories page:

More importantly, we recommend you to fill out the "Get Free Quote" or "Find a Local Dealer" buttons on our website so we can connect you with one of artificial grass distributors in your area, from where you can purchase our products and getting more face to face help when it comes to your turf installation need.

Dec 16, 2019
I think the installation should be done pros, unless you really know what you are doing. Watching them install the turf, it doesn't look like easy to me.
Dec 18, 2019
I put the artificial grass in between the pavers, I had pros did the job.
Dec 18, 2019
I won't even try to do the turf installation by myself.
Dec 19, 2019
My plan is just lay the cheap turf onto the dirt, maybe just flat the areas a bit, as I got a huge area to cover and it is far away from my property, just for the look of green.
Dec 20, 2019
Small one piece job: yes. Big job with seams: maybe not.
Dec 21, 2019
I am not sure to do all the excavations, building the bases and compacting and laying down the turf, and cutting, seaming: rather a complicated process and some arrangements on materials. Not a DIY thing.
Dec 23, 2019
I will leave the installation to the pros.
Dec 24, 2019
I will always recommend professional installers for turf installations, not only the results will be professional, but also leave product liabilities in the installer's hands in case DIY ruins the products.
Dec 26, 2019
My installer did a good job and they were pretty fast, two days from start to finish.
Dec 27, 2019
Better have the professional do the work, very hard labor in my opinion.
Jan 1, 2020
The going rate of installation in Phoenix is lower than California, it might not be worthy to do any installs ourselves.
Jan 5, 2020
I will leave the installation to the pros.
Jan 13, 2020
Huch will it cost me for hiring installers then?
Jan 16, 2020
I don't think I can do it, I'll just hire someone to do it for me.

Installation can always be a challenge depending on how handy you are. I have personally seen some really awesome DIY installations and some terrible ones. From a manufacturer standpoint, we will always recommend installations to be done professionally.

Dec 20, 2019
Agree with you.

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