Installing artificial grass is a meticulous process thankfully Artificial Grass Liquidators has the process down! Although it may seem easy, the task is daunting and it must be done properly. Even if artificial turf is not installed properly, it will look nice. However, if you want it to last for the whole estimated 20 to 25 years, you need to make sure you perform every step of installation perfectly. Below are the three most common mistakes that buyers make when choosing to install artificial grass for themselves.
1. The first mistake most make is thinking that laying grass is like laying carpet. It is nothing like that! It takes a whole lot of time, effort and prep work. Prior to laying the pieces of artificial turf, you have to prepare the yard and you have to perform all the steps in preparation or you can rest assured your artificial turf will be ruined within just a couple of years. To prepare the yard properly, you first need to remove all of the original grass from the premises. After this has been done, you have to level the soil underneath. After this, you will need to treat the areas with weed killer to prevent them from growing and pushing up through your artificial turf. Next, you need to install a wire mesh barrier and crushed stone, making sure you level each along the way. Finally, you will need to lay a level of sand before you can even install your artificial turf. It is a lot of work and unless you know what you’re doing it is best left to the professionals.
2. Buyers tend to think they can do all of that with the tools they already have on hand. This is definitely not true. You will have to either rent or buy tools that you do not have. Either that or you will have to contract out to people with the proper tools and equipment before laying the grass down. Simply hiring a company outright to do this for you is cheaper and guarantees the job is done right the first time.
3. The term “you get what you pay for” is definitely true when it comes to the quality of artificial turf. Most buyers tend to think artificial grass is all the same, but this is most certainly not true. While you might be saving a few dollars for a cheaper product, you will ultimately lose money when your turf starts to fall apart after just a couple of years.