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How to Lay Artificial Turf (page 3 of 4)

If your natural lawn is less than optimal, then you may want to consider artificial turf to cover your outdoor space. Learn how to do it yourself with this step-by-step landscaping guide.

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Consider the space you are working with.

If you are covering a large area and need to put two widths together, apply a thin layer of adhesive on the surface beneath the joint to stop the two pieces from shifting or buckling.

Adhesive Used to Secure Artificial Turf

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Remove the grass-free border from the artificial turf.

This step does not apply to all brands of artificial turf. If necessary, remove the border from the edge of the grass, cutting carefully along a bubble level to achieve a straight line, leaning on a plank of wood to ensure that you do not damage the turf.

Remove Existing Turf and Dig Out Soil

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Align the grass.

Align the grass to a corner or straight edge if possible. Push the artificial grass tight into the corner to ensure that the turf is rolled out squarely and to prevent it from moving later.

Align Grass to Corner to Square Turf

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