Artificial Turf

Pricing: Artificial turf starts at $10.00 per square foot, Installed.

How is artificial grass installed?

Let AIC Landscaping do all of your turf installations for you. We have over a decade of experience installing turf in Long Island, New York. Artificial turf / grass provides you with complete professional installation services that are performed by trained and certified employees, not subcontractors.

In addition, this allows us to maintain a consistent and very high level of quality. Our team of supervised installers is fully insured to protect your investment. In other words, AIC Landscaping has the latest equipment and an outstanding warranty to ensure that your artificial turf always looks its best.

For instance, the installation process of artificial turf is quite simple and can be easily completed with a few everyday tools, which if you don't have, can be purchased or rented at a local home improvement store like Home Depot or Lowes. Some of those tools include: sod cutter, plate compactor, seaming tape, flat head rake, push broom, 6"-8" carpet staples/flat head nails, wheel barrow, and carpet knife.

Above all, Artificial Grass of Southern California can install it for you or give you a simple instruction guide for you to follow if you should wish to tackle the installation yourself. Just to give a quick explanation of an installation process, the following lists the steps:

This Process is for Landscaping and not for Sports Fields: for information on sports field installation contact Artificial Grass of Long Island, New York.

Excavation (Preparing for your base)

1. Clear any existing grass or vegetation on area for turf, spray weed killer or grass blocker solution to ensure that no vegetation will grow under the turf area in the future.

2. Once you are ready, apply crushed stone aggregate (we recommend a 3"-4" layer of ¼" crushed stone). You can purchase this at your local home improvement store or building supply warehouse.

3. After that, once the crushed stone is applied, you will want to make sure the base is as level as possible. A plate compactor or sod roller may be useful for this step.

NOTE: It is important to remember that the turf will be applied on top of this crushed stone base, thus any undulation on the surface will be visible once the turf has been applied. It is also important to remember that the crushed stone will aid in the drainage properties of the system, so a slight slope is recommended for proper drainage.

Now that your base is ready it's time to install your artificial grass

4. Once you have laid the stone base you will want to roll out the turf according to your area measurements. (It is important to lay the turf with all grass fibers or blades going in the same direction to ensure that all pieces of turf match up.) *This step may not apply if you do not have multiple pieces or sections of turf.

5. Make cuts in the turf using a standard carpet knife to fit the turf to desired area. (You are essentially cutting the turf to create the exact shape of your area, so the fewer pieces of turf used the better; this will eliminate seaming pieces together). In the event you need to seam the turf together we recommend a 4"-6" indoor / outdoor carpet seaming tape. The tape is used to attach the pieces of turf together and not to secure it to the aggregate (crushed stone).

6. Now you are ready to attach the turf to your base. To attach the turf to the base you will want to use 6"-8" carpet staple (these are essentially long nails). Drive in the staples 1" from the turf edge and every 6" along the turf perimeter. It is a good idea to start at one side of the application area so you can pull the turf tight from the other side.

Above all, this process is the most important, so your turf is attached securely and properly. Drive in the staples around the perimeter of the area and on both sides of any seams. This ensures that the seam will not come up and the material is properly fixed to the base. Remember, the carpet staples hold the edges of the turf in place, while the infill will actually weigh the material down.

Now that your turf has been laid down onto your base, you are ready for the finishing touches

7. The final step is to add the infill material of your choice. (main purpose of the infill is to give the turf its' soft and life-like characteristics while weighing down the turf). We recommend a 100% Recycled Crumb Rubber infill. We also recommend using approximately 2 lbs of infill material per square foot of turf. You will want to evenly apply the infill material on top of the turf with a drop spreader; if you don't have a drop spreader, for instance, you can do it by hand but this process will be more time consuming.

8. Next, you will want to use a soft to medium bristled push broom to work the infill material into the turf. Keep working the infill material into the turf until the turf begins to stand upright. If you do not see the results you want, a flat-head rake is a good tool to use as well.

NOTE: It is important to make sure that you brush the infill material against the grain of the turf; this allows the infill to work its way to the base of the fibers correctly. This is the precision step; you must brush in the infill evenly so its appearance is consistent. A simple check to make sure it's even is to walk over the turf and your feet will tell you if it's even or not. Work the infill in the turf until desired appearance is achieved.

There you go! 8 simple steps to having an artificial turf lawn that is always green and beautiful! In addition, if desired, you can add rocks, fencing, foliage or lights to enhance the look and feel of your new artificial lawn.

AiC Landscaping & Designs is your premier landscape and masonry services in Long Island, NY. We specialize in outdoor landscape designs and pride ourselves in being among the best in the industry. Our staff works closely together to ensure that your project is executed with the professionalism and attention to detail you expect and deserve..

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