Synthetic lawn tips and tricks.
Consider a gopher mesh.
You should know if gophers are active in your yard. Mounds of dirt and chewed up lawn are always a tell-tale sign. If you do have this problem, then you must install a gopher mesh under your crushed granite/stone.
Don’t attempt to patch damaged areas.
Yes, you might think that you are saving a little money, but instead, what you will be doing is degrading the value of your entire synthetic lawn installation. This is simply because, without the correct patching, experience, technique, tools and materials, the chances of you being successful are very slim, and your attempt will always be noticed. Ultimately, you will have to get a professional to put it right, and so you will end up with it costing you more.
Install a weed resistant barrier.
One of the worst things that can happen to your synthetic lawn is for weeds to start growing through it. If that happens, you will be back to continuously applying herbicides. To prevent this from happening, include a weed barrier in the installation of your synthetic lawn.
Freeze remove gum.
Melted chewing gum that ends up in between the fibers can seem like something that is impossible to remove. However, a simple trick is to freeze it with ice or an ice gun and then to simply, chip it off.
Let the sun assist with your installation.
Stiff synthetic lawn is hard to install. To work with it easily, it needs to be soft and pliable. For this reason, choose a sunny day for your installation project, and then start off by laying the product upside down in the sun for a couple of hours, while you are preparing the installation area.
Let the sun assist with grooming.
It’s easier to broom out the fibers when they are soft and pliable. For this reason, broom your synthetic lawn when the sun has been shining on it for an hour or more if possible.
Butt seams against each other.
To achieve a seamless installation, do not make the common mistake of overlapping the seams. The right way to join one piece of material with another is to butt the seams against each other before stapling.
Don’t create dips.
Another common installation error is to drive the U-pins too deep into the ground. This causes dips, which will make the finished product look un-natural.
Avoid fiber melts.
Synthetic lawn softens and melts easily when concentrated or magnified sunlight is directed at it. For this reason, pay attention to reflective windows or any other objects that can cause this problem and take precautionary measures before your installation ends up in a mess.
Avoid pet waste odors naturally.
Use a natural moisture absorber, odor trapping filler that is safe for pets and humans. UltimateFill is 100% natural volcano ash, has no perfumes or added chemicals, is environmentally friendly and is a super ammonia absorber. After use as a synthetic lawn filler, it can be re-used as a natural fertilizer. This is a great green solution and product.
Don’t trap debris under the filler.
Always remove dirt and debris with a vacuum or broom before adding the filler to your synthetic lawn.
Pay attention to turf direction during installation.
Look carefully for a direction in the synthetic lawn grain. Once detected, make sure that you maintain the direction for a natural look and feel to your installation.
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