Installing Artificial Turf Between Pavers

When you think of artificial turf, you probably think of putt-putt golf courses and sports fields. But did you know that you can use artificial turf in incredibly creative ways to enhance your home? The great thing about artificial turf is you can cut it to fit exactly where you want it to go. A growing trend is to install artificial turf between pavers, making a unique cross-hatch incorporating greenery and geometric shapes. Adding artificial grass into your landscape’s design scheme is a great way to boost curb appeal and improve the overall functionality of your property. Installing artificial grass between pavers softens hard lines and adds a lush, eye-catching design element. This combination can add layers of color and dimension to any backyard space. Pavers with artificial grass pair well with a patio, fire pit, pool, deck, driveways, and other backyard spaces.

Placing synthetic turf in between these type of hardscapes can be challenging. If the installation is not planned out prior to the installation, the end result can be a nightmare. In the long run you will save labor costs and call backs by using large sections of turf and cutting out the hardscape instead of using pieces and strips.

Benefits of Synthetic Turf:

  • Save Water & Save Money
  • Safe for children
  • Great for pets
  • Easy and Affordable
  • No chemicals or fertilizers needed
  • A great complement to a paver patio or driveway

Here’s a guide to what not to do when you install artificial grass.

1. Don’t forget to measure

The carpentry adage “Measure twice, cut once” applies here as well. Measure the space where you’ll be installing your artificial grass at least twice to ensure you have enough turf to cover the area.

2. Don’t install on an uneven base

Before you install artificial grass, you’ll need to make sure you’re placing it atop an even base. Remove any rocks or roots, as these will cause the turf to appear bumpy. You can use a plate compactor or a sod roller to flatten the base layer until it’s smooth.

3. Don’t forget about proper drainage

When installing artificial grass between flagstones, make sure you have proper drainage. Putting in artificial grass on a flat surface with little to no drainage can lead to flooding.

Installing a drainage fill can help you prevent flooding.

4. Don’t go against the grain

Just like real grass, artificial turf has individual blades that grow in one direction. Make sure you’ve laid your turf so that the blades all face the same direction.

5. Don’t neglect weed blocker

While there’s obviously going to be less grass to mow when you install artificial grass between flagstone, you’ll still need to worry about weeding. By installing a weed blocker under the turf, you can prevent weeds and other plants from trying to surface.

6. Don’t toss out your scraps

Hang on to any leftover scraps of artificial grass once the installation is complete. You can use them to make minor repairs or as a visual reference if you need to order more artificial grass.

Contact us if you’re interested in incorporating pavers with artificial grass into your backyard design. The look is completely customizable, with different colors, cuts, and sizes. Being able to design a yard with pavers can completely revolutionize a dull space into a full backyard paradise. The options are endless. 

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