Synthetic Turf & Water Savings
Traditional sod lawns seem to be phased out of many landscaping installations due to rising water costs and the continued need for conservation. On April 1, 2015, Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order, imposing water use restrictions. The drought in California “has reached near-crisis proportions,” and the idea that your lawn can be watered every day is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Although traditional sod lawns may be phased out for Californians, artificial turf allows residents to have a lush, green lawn that looks and almost feels like the real thing.
If you think now is the perfect time to choose synthetic turf for your project, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can have 12”x12” samples mailed to your residence in two days so you can start the selection process & find the perfect variety for your needs from the comfort of your home! Below are some photos of the installation process we employ with our residential artificial turf projects.
- Excavate to a minimum depth of 4”
- Install any drainage or underground services as required
- Install a “Geo Textile” sub base stabilization fabric
- Import & screed the sub base material uniformly for 2% drainage
- Compact the sub base using a plate compactor to 95% density
- Install a 2nd layer of “Geo Textile” fabric as a moisture/weed barrier
- Install a “Shock Pad” to a get a “real feel” under foot & for child safety
- Install the turf, cutting the roll to the exact size
- Nail the edges on 8” centers Nail the field on 24” centers
- Power broom the blades so they “stand up”
- Apply the “Infill” using a drop spreader uniformly at a rate of 1.5lbs per sq.ft.
- Power broom the infill material to remove the excess and to get those blades up
- Finally, lightly power wash the turf to finalize the installation
You are now ready to enjoy your new lawn without the traditional two-week “stay off” requirement. No watering, no mowing, no irrigation clocks or components, no fertilization! It’s summer time, all the time!