Our Process

Replacing real grass with artificial grass is a great way to save hundreds or even thousands of dollars per year in watering and landscaping costs. We created this guide so you can better understand the mechanics of artificial turf, how The Turf Boys approaches installation, and the benefits it can bring you.

Base Material

Having the proper subgrade is the most important step in artificial grass installation. Choosing the proper base material will not only help with drainage, it will also be the number 1 determining factor to ensure your subgrade gets the proper compaction it needs. This requires many things, including proper cohesion, subgrade soil stability, and more. Extensive knowledge is required in the aggregate field, and understanding the different types of aggregate your region has to offer, as the proper subgrade materials vary by location.

Choosing the wrong base will result in at least one or more of the following issues: poor drainage, rock pockets, bumps, and more. The Turf Boys have spent countless hours researching and studying the best materials for each region to create the best possible outcome for each project.

Weed Barrier Fabric

We use a commercial grade weed fabric to keep unwanted weeds or grass from growing up into your artificial grass. Weeds can be very tricky and messy, so we like to use weed fabric with incredible tensile strength, as these are mostly designed to still allow proper drainage.

Artificial Grass

We understand that shopping for synthetic turf can be overwhelming, as there are so many brands, features, and products to choose from. We’ve spent countless hours doing the legwork and research for you, such as types of yarn polyethylene, polypropylene, and nylon, density, pile height, backing, thatch, face weight, etc. This extensive research has led us to acquire the best artificial turf products out there, so we can provide you with the best options for your artificial grass needs.

Infill

Infill plays many roles in keeping your artificial grass pristine. It keeps fibers upright, acts as a stabilizer to prevent the turf from shifting, and makes the grass look and feel more realistic. Without infill, turf fibers would quickly become flat and matted. It also cushions feet and paws that walk on it, and protects the backing from sun damage. Infill is made from a variety of materials, including silica, sand, and crumb rubber. We pride ourselves on making sure we use the proper amount of infill for each application based on pile height. We also carry infills with antimicrobial properties, which we use on every pet turf, as well as anti-odor and cooling infills.

The process for installing artificial turf is divided up into two main parts, with multiple steps for each part.

Site Preparation

  1. removal of existing base material (dirt/sod)
  2. laying a new subgrade for a proper base
  3. leveling / grading the base
  4. compacting the base to stabilize it and create a smooth surface
  5. Installing a weed barrier

Installing Artificial turf

  1. Laying the artificial turf
  2. Seaming multiple turf sections together
  3. Securing/fastening the turf edges
  4. Power brooming & infill
  5. Final grooming and job site cleanup

For more detailed information on how The Turf Boys install and maintain artificial grass, check out our page on Installation & Care.

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