Installing Artificial Grass
the installation process
Artificial grass is a premium product, built to last. Its installation is significantly more labour-intensive than natural lawn.
Take a look at the steps that all of our clients go through to ensure that their Artificial Grass Installation meets their needs.
(1) The Consultation
We take great pride in our ability to deliver outstanding customer service. When you book a phone consultation, we will offer advice, answer any questions you may have, and figure out a solution to any landscaping needs you may have. The next step is to schedule an on-site visit to go into more detail and sort out the logistics. We will arrive on-time with samples and help you choose the right product and design for your yard. After taking measurements, creating a plan, completing our safety checklist, (such as locating irrigation and gas lines), we are ready for your quote.
(2) The Quote
Now that we have understood exactly what you are looking for, we will deliver a quote with an installation plan that fits within your budget. You may have additional questions before we begin which we will gladly go over with you. Once we have reached an agreement, we are ready to begin installation.
(3) lawn tear-out & drainage base
This is the most labour intensive part of the process, but also one of the most important. In order to install artificial turf, we must tear out the existing lawn 4″-6″ below. This is often done by hand with shovels, or with an excavator for larger jobs. We haul the torn-up lawn into a disposal bin, and simultaneously bring wheelbarrows of roadbase gravel into the yard. The gravel base provides excellent drainage for your turf which is very important for our rainy climate here in Vancouver. The roadbase is then leveled and we compacted with a plate tamper. Putting green installations require additional attention to detail in order to create a challenging yet realistic putting surface.
(4) the turf installation
Next, we bring in the Turf which comes rolled up like a carpet. With some very careful maneuvering, we line up the Turf rolls, spike them down into the base, and begin cutting the perimeter with great care and precision. The smallest details make all the difference, and this is where we take our time to ensure every edge of your turf is fit to perfection, and any seams are made invisible. Now we are ready for the finishing touches to make you turf look and feel just like real grass!
(5) infill the turf
The final step to creating your new Artificial Lawn is to add the infill. Depending on how the turf will be used, we brush sand or specialized alternatives into the Turf to stand the grass blades up like real grass. We use power brooms to help blend this layer of sand invisibly into the turf. The additional benefit of this, is that it provides a layer of padding to soften the turf, as well as to help weigh it down. Finally, we do a thorough cleanup of the site, ensure that the area is safe and that your artificial lawn is ready to be enjoyed for the next 20 years.
(6) the follow up
Turf Team offers a variety of payment methods and financing options to suit your needs. After the job is finished, you won’t be needing us again for decades, unless for occasional maintenance, but we value our customer relationships more than anything. One of the greatest lessons we have learned in this businesses is the power of great customer service and networking. We like to stay connected with out customers, and go that extra step to follow up and see how they are enjoying the new yard. If you loved our services, help us out by telling your friends, family and neighbors. Thanks for supporting the Turf Team and enjoy your new lawn!