Plenty of homeowners are catching on to the benefits of installing synthetic grass.
But given the biggest expense of synthetic grass is the cost of installation, is it worth paying a professional installer to lay synthetic grass?
As professional synthetic grass suppliers and installers we know that correctly installed synthetic grass will save you money in the long run, however, if you get it wrong, it can be a costly mistake.
For the budget conscious, a DIY installation may be an option, but to ensure it pays off, you need to be confident you choose the right product, hire the right equipment, prepare the right foundation, and lay and seam your synthetic grass properly.
This all takes time and physical energy, and depending on the size of your yard, you may need to spread out the installation process over several weekends, pending weather conditions.
If you’re not confident in doing all these things yourself, a professional installer will take care of it for you and ensure you get a superb result.
Professional installers will:
1. Choose the right product
Generally, local, professional synthetic grass installers also supply high-quality Australian made products with a manufacturer’s warranty.
Once they inspect the job site they can recommend the right product to fit your requirements and suit the specific application. They also take care of the delivery – typically delivered in large, heavy rolls – straight to your door.
2. Use the right equipment
A professional synthetic grass installer will assess what needs to be done to determine what tools and equipment are needed.
Every site is different. For example, all sites will need soil to be removed to make room for the sub-base and turf, but some may need other materials to be excavated such as concrete, clay, rocks, and tree roots. Other sites may have drainage issues or limited access, which could make it difficult to remove the excavated soil and materials and import the necessary sub-base and infill.
No matter the size or complexity of the site, the installer will have everything on hand.
3. Prepare the right foundation
The installer must properly prepare the foundation by installing the sub-base prior to laying the synthetic grass. Unlike natural soil which expands in the wet and contracts when dry, the compacted sub-base made up of sand and gravel remains stable and delivers an even surface for longer.
The sub-base is one of the most important parts of your installation. With several types of sub-base available, your installer will make sure they procure the right sub-base and properly install it for you.
4. Properly install and join
Large installations require more cuts of synthetic grass which means more seaming, the most technically demanding part of an installation. Seaming, the process of joining the abutting edges of two or more pieces of synthetic grass using an adhesive, can make or break an installation.
A professional installer will ensure the pile of the turf is placed in the right direction before properly joining each piece, paying careful attention to making the seams unnoticeable and delivering an even and aesthetically pleasing result.
So, if you value your time, prefer not to organise materials, equipment and soil removal and you’re not so keen on challenging manual labour, using a professional installer for your synthetic grass project is most likely your best option.
Contact GroundAbility to speak with a professional synthetic grass installer about your turf needs.