How Do You Install Artificial Turf For A Dog Run In San Diego?
There are several ways to install artificial turf for a dog run. This article will discuss one method of installation using different types of materials in the padding and drainage layers to create a durable base upon which your turf can be installed.
Use Artificial Grass Kits
The first step is to mark off an area that you would like your new dog to run to cover. In our project, we decided on an 18×30 foot space, but this can vary depending on what size you need it to be. The artificial grass kits that we used came with stakes which enabled us to secure them during the install process.
We laid two rows of these stakes out diagonally across my flooring so that they were approximately 6 feet apart from each other, creating some nice straight lines for our install.
Next, take your roll of artificial turf and place it on the floor between the two rows of stakes creating your straight edge. Next up is to secure this end; we chose to use some heavy self-adhesive tape for this process.
You want to make sure that you lay enough tape down so that when you roll out the turf, there is no “crease” where the two ends meet; creases will create a weak area in the grass and could cause potential damage later on during playtime by dogs and children.
Measure The Material Carefully
This was a 4×8 foot piece of material with a 1/2 inch cushion thickness which gave us approximately 2 inches total thickness (including your wood) across the entire underlayment. After applying it, we then laid down our drainage layer consisting of pea gravel or sand and applied more self-adhesive tape on top of this layer as well.
This provided us a nice and even pattern in which the turf was going to be laid. We then trimmed off any excess from our turf edges that extended past our underlayment, and we were ready to go!
Next, we moved on to laying out our artificial grass. You will want to make sure that you have a sharp utility knife or razor blade of some sort for this process so that it cuts easily through the backing of your turf without damaging the actual grass material underneath.
Once you have your start point secured, remove any excess backing from the top of your turf to make it easier to lay out on your underlayment or base material. Lay down one end first and then begin to work outward toward each stake, pushing down on the turf with a metal trowel-style shovel until it is fully laid in its designated place.
How Is A Dog Made To Run On Fake Grass?
- You only need enough concrete blocks to build a border around the artificial grass area you intend to use.
- Fill the space with a sand base after the blocks have been lined up.
- Then, spread your artificial turf inside the confined area.
- For dogs who enjoy running or simply lounging on the grass, this style of dog run is ideal.
What Is Placed Beneath Turf For Dogs?
Sand, silica sand, organic compounds, rubber, etc. can all be used as infill.
Sand or silica sand infill is typically used when building artificial turf for dogs.
Is It Easy To Install Turf?
Although installing artificial turf is not a difficult process, it is quite labor-intensive, so be prepared to roll up your sleeves and put in some hard work if you decide to do it.
If you are unable to install the artificial grass by yourself, then let an expert do it for you! Call Artificial Grass Pros today at (619) 332-1177 to avail of our services in San Diego, CA.
Artificial Grass Can Help You Save Money
Artificial Grass Pros has a large range of synthetic turf to meet your needs! For added peace of mind, any turf installed by our trained professionals comes with a 15-year warranty. Request an estimate from Artificial Grass Pros today to get started or for more information!
Golf Putting Greens
Tree Well Surfacing
Playground Safety Surfacing