Edges Of Artificial Turf Lifting?

Artificial grass can start to rise at the edges if it is not done correctly, making the lawn seem unappealing and perhaps creating a trip hazard. Making sure that the synthetic grass is laid correctly and using reliable fixes to keep the edges tucked in can help you to solve this issue.

Lifted edges on artificial grass can occur due to various reasons, including improper installation, ground movement, or heavy foot traffic. Here are some steps you can take to address and prevent lifted edges:

  1. Re-secure the Edges: If the edges of your artificial grass have lifted, one option is to re-secure them. Gently lift the affected edge and carefully remove any debris or obstacles that may be causing the lifting. Then, apply a suitable adhesive or turf tape to reattach the edge to the base. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the adhesive or tape application. Apply pressure to ensure a secure bond and allow sufficient time for the adhesive to dry or the tape to adhere.
  2. Add Additional Fasteners: To reinforce the edges and prevent further lifting, consider adding additional fasteners, such as lawn staples or nails, along the lifted edges. Space them out evenly and drive them into the base material beneath the turf, securing the edge in place. Be careful not to damage the turf fibers or the backing during this process.
  3. Check and Adjust Base Material: Lifted edges can sometimes be caused by the uneven or insufficient base material. Inspect the base beneath the lifted edges to ensure it is properly compacted and leveled. If necessary, add more base material, such as crushed stone or decomposed granite, to create a more stable foundation. Compact the base thoroughly to provide adequate support for the edges.
  4. Address Underlying Issues: If the lifted edges persist or reoccur frequently, it may indicate underlying issues with the installation or the ground beneath the turf. Factors like poor compaction, ground movement, or inadequate sub-base preparation can contribute to lifted edges. It may be necessary to consult a professional installer or landscaper to assess and address these underlying issues effectively.
  5. Reduce Heavy Foot Traffic: Heavy foot traffic, especially along the edges, can contribute to lifting and damage. Encourage people to walk on designated paths or use stepping stones to minimize direct foot traffic on the edges of the artificial grass. If necessary, consider adding stepping stones or installing additional pathway materials to redirect foot traffic away from vulnerable areas.
  6. Regular Maintenance: Regular maintenance can help prevent lifted edges. Keep the edges clean and clear of debris that may interfere with the bond between the turf and the base. Additionally, periodically inspect the edges for any signs of lifting or damage, addressing them promptly to prevent further issues. Check out our blog for the key tips on how to make your artificial turf last longer.

By addressing lifted edges promptly and taking preventive measures, you can maintain the stability and appearance of your artificial grass. Proper installation, regular maintenance, and addressing any underlying issues will help ensure the edges stay securely in place for a long-lasting and even surface. Finding the right artificial grass installer is key to minimizing future issues. Contact us today at U.S. Artificial Grass to assist you in this process.

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