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How do you install artificial grass?

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To install artificial grass, cover the land with 1 1/2 inches of sand and a weed membrane, lay the grass on top, glue adjacent strips together, trim them, and insert ground pins. This two-day project requires sand, a tamper, a weed membrane, adhesive, a hammer, a knife and ground pins.

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  1. Lay the sand base

    Remove the existing vegetation, and pour 1 1/2 inches of sand over the ground you wish to cover. Tamp down the sand until it is hard and compacted.

  2. Install the weed membrane

    Install a weed membrane over the sand, and trim the edges with a craft knife. Leave a 2-inch overhang on all sides.

  3. Place the grass strips

    Place the grass strips over the weed membrane, and leave them in place overnight. This reduces wrinkles.

  4. Apply adhesive

    Glue adjacent grass strips together with bonding adhesive. Keep the adhesive off of the grass surface.

  5. Trim the border

    Trim the border of the artificial lawn and weed membrane with a craft knife, and discard the scraps.

  6. Install ground pins

    Hammer ground pins throughout the artificial lawn. Place pins at 7-inch intervals along the perimeter, and drive pins into the lawn's interior at intervals recommended by the artificial grass manufacturer.

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