How to Install Artificial Grass

10 Steps to Achieve Exceptional Results

When considering the cost of installing artificial grass, it’s important to understand that all project estimates include both the product and the installation. Our customers understand that getting exceptional results requires exceptional effort. And at Goat Turf, that’s all we know! Here’s an overview of how to install artificial grass, from start to finish.

How to Install Artificial Grass

10 Steps to Achieve Exceptional Results

When considering the cost of installing artificial grass, it’s important to understand that all project estimates include both the product and the installation. Our customers understand that getting exceptional results requires exceptional effort. And at Goat Turf, that’s all we know! Here’s an overview of how to install artificial grass, from start to finish.

Step 1: Consultation & Design

What matters most to you? Our team will meet with you and listen carefully in order to understand the challenges associated with your current space. Following our discussion, we will recommend a solution and design accordingly.

Step 2: Excavation + Haul Off

Excavation is required to prepare the sub-base for proper stability and drainage. This phase utilizes specialized equipment and is highly labor intensive since it includes removing and hauling existing sod.

Step 3: Plastic Lumber Installation

Next, we add 50-year warrantied plastic lumber around the perimeter of your space to establish the final grade and prepare a surface to which we will eventually secure the turf.

Step 4: Add Geotextile

The addition of geotextile is not only critical for keeping the rock separated from the dirt, it provides additional stability and prevents weeds from growing.

Step 5: Install Aggregate/Rock

The installation of the aggregate and base rock provides a solid foundation for the turf and allows for superior drainage.

Step 6: Complete the Turf Layout

The truly artistic phase of your project requires laying out the selected turf in the most efficient way possible without compromising the aesthetics.

Step 7: Seam Taping & Gluing

Because the turf comes in sections, we connect them with tape and glue to create one seamless, beautiful space.

Step 8: Turf Trimming

In this finishing phase, all excess turf is trimmed to the appropriate, pre-determined areas.

Step 9: Infilling

The final step of the finishing process is to infill the turf with a proprietary, coated sand that provides ballast, or the ability to prevent expansion and contraction. Infill is also instrumental in protecting the turf fibers and keeping them upright.

Step 10: Securing the Turf

The final step for your project is to expertly secure the artificial turf around the perimeter to the previously installed nailer board. We use a combination of narrow, crown staples and/or screws to prevent tripping hazards.

Step 1: Consultation & Design

What matters most to you? Our team will meet with you and listen carefully in order to understand the challenges associated with your current space. Following our discussion, we will recommend a solution and design accordingly.

Step 2: Excavation + Haul Off

Excavation is required to prepare the sub-base for proper stability and drainage. This phase utilizes specialized equipment and is highly labor intensive since it includes removing and hauling existing sod.

Step 3: Plastic Lumber Installation

Next, we add 50-year warrantied plastic lumber around the perimeter of your space to establish the final grade and prepare a surface to which we will eventually secure the turf.

Step 4: Add Geotextile

The addition of geotextile is not only critical for keeping the rock separated from the dirt, it provides additional stability and prevents weeds from growing.

Step 5: Install Aggregate/Rock

The installation of the aggregate and base rock provides a solid foundation for the turf and allows for superior drainage.

Step 6: Complete the Turf Layout

The truly artistic phase of your project requires laying out the selected turf in the most efficient way possible without compromising the aesthetics.

Step 7: Seam Taping & Gluing

Because the turf comes in sections, we connect them with tape and glue to create one seamless, beautiful space.

Step 8: Turf Trimming

In this finishing phase, all excess turf is trimmed to the appropriate, pre-determined areas.

Step 9: Infilling

The final step of the finishing process is to infill the turf with a proprietary, coated sand that provides ballast, or the ability to prevent expansion and contraction. Infill is also instrumental in protecting the turf fibers and keeping them upright.

Step 10: Securing the Turf

The final step for your project is to expertly secure the artificial turf around the perimeter to the previously installed nailer board. We use a combination of narrow, crown staples and/or screws to prevent tripping hazards.

Tennessee's Largest Company for Artificial Turf Installation

The Goat Turf name is tied to a promise, and that's to help our clients solve problems and create spaces that are the GOAT or Greatest of All Time. We deliver on that promise by offering outstanding artificial grass product selection, expert artificial turf installation services, and an exceptional customer experience. That's what makes Goat Turf your first and only call for artificial grass installation in Nashville and throughout Tennessee, Mississippi, and the Florida panhandle.

Lawns & Landscapes

Artificial grass lawn

Our artificial grass systems closely match the rich color and soft feel of natural grass. We can install synthetic grass for both the indoor and outdoor landscape of your home.

Dog & Pet Areas

Dog playing on artificial turf

Maintaining the beauty of your lawn with a pet is easy with our synthetic grass, giving your four-legged friends a suitable pet turf that does not need regular upkeep.

Playgrounds

Child on a synthetic turf playground

Our artificial turf is chemical and pesticide free, making it perfect for playgrounds, parks, and other common areas. Keep your kids safe and happy with our long-lasting surface.

Rooftops, Decks & Patios

Man lounging on a fake grass office rooftop

Our industry best artificial grass livens up any entertainment space at your home or office, including swimming pools, tennis courts, sports fields, and more.

Putting Greens

Playing golf on artificial turf

Enjoy golfing at home or the office with artificial turf for golf that performs as close to professional grade natural grass for true ball-roll and realistic performance.

Commercial

Office building with fake grass front yard

Our industry best artificial grass withstands harsh environments and climates with minimal degradation, reducing maintenance costs for commercial installations.

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