1. Remove 3 - 4 inches of existing grass sod and dirt. Use a sod cutter for large lawns. Cap and remove all sprinklers and sprinkler heads. Be sure to set a rough grade for drainage.
2. Lay 2 - 2 1/2 inches of drain crushed rock, hose down, then using a vibrating plate compactor, compact to 90%.
3. Lay 1 - 1 1/2 inches of either class II road base or decomposed granite.
4. Lay the weed barrier fabric over road base or decomposed granite. *For pet applications, weed cloth WILL NOT be installed.
5. Hose down and then use a vibrating plate compactor to compact to 90%.
6. Make sure base surface is as leveled and as smooth as possible.
7. Create a slight grade for optimal drainage.
8. Lay turf onto base and position where needed. Using a carpet knife/razor knife, cut off the excess grass turf on the backside (3 stitches in from sides). Cut fake turf (on the backside) to fit the area.
9. Fasten one end with 40D or 60D Bright Common nails of 5-6 inches in length, spaced 3-4 inches apart along the edges. Stretch turf and fasten with nails as you move across to the opposite end. Place a nail every 12-24 inches throughout the center and every 3-4 inches along the perimeter.
10. Fasten together seams by using 11 gauge 6"x1"x6" staples spaced 4 inches apart along the seam.
11. After turf is installed, power broom before applying infill. Apply infill onto turf grass using a drop spreader. Spread infill as evenly as possible with a grading rake or broom until infill settles into the base of the turf. You can use a push broom for quick and easy infilling.
12. Hand or power broom again so that the blades are standing straight up. Use carpet scissors to trim off the excessive turf blades. Clean the surrounding area with a blower or a broom.
CSLB License # 1060553