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Super Synthetic Turf Installation Guide

For your convenience Super Synthetic Turf has developed a Step-by-Step installation and maintenance guide. There are several steps involved in synthetic turf installation and maintenance. Different steps to be followed for different kind of installation such as:

a) Synthetic Turf installation for residential and commercial simple landscape
b) Synthetic Turf installation for pets
c) Synthetic Turf installation for putting greens, sports fields, and
d) Synthetic Turf installation for Playgrounds

We are only able to give generic information as every project is different and requires specific installation method to be adopted in addition to generic steps. Different types of installation have more specific steps to follow. We encourage not attempting to do this on your own unless you have proper installation training for particular job.

I. First, you have to plan the installation:
     a. Measuring the area–take an overall measurement of both the Width and Depth. Width X Depth = Total Square Feet.
     b. Collecting required Tools – you will need following tools ready before you begin installation. Sod Cutter, Shovel, Wheel Barrow, Measuring Tape, Chalk          Line, Plate Compactor, Water Roller, Trowel, Carpet Cutter, Utility Knife, Utility Scissors, Seaming Tape, Carpet Kicker, Hammer, Galvanized Fasteners,          Landscape Rake, Spreader, and Push Broom.

II. Second step is base preparation.
     a. You will have to remove existing vegetation surface with sod cutter or shovel. The typical depth to remove is 2-3 inches, but in colder climates you may          want to remove 4 inches because of expansion and contraction of the ground.
     b. Set a rough grade with landscape rake and lightly compact the area with water roller.
     c. It is good idea to treat the area with strong weed killer.
     d. Install base material approximately 2-3 inches. You will want to avoid using round rock, like pea gravel or sand because they will not compact very well and         will shift when walked on. Recommended base materials are crushed stone, decomposed granite, crushed fine gravel, chat, crushed limestone, clean road         base/aggregate, and breeze rock. These materials compact well and do not shift while walked on.
     e. You must check the sprinkler heads if there are any. Either cap them or remove the system.
     f. You are now ready to use plate compactor to compact the base material. Once you compact with plate compactor, you now need to use water roller for         smoothing out the surface.

III. Third step is Synthetic Turf installation.
     a. Unroll the synthetic turf and let it sit in the sun for a couple of hours to allow the grass fibers stand up and relax from being rolled up and lets the backing         smooth out.
     b. Place the synthetic turf over the prepared base (try not to drag it). You need to cut off un-tufted edge (selvedge) on both sides of your turf and lay the         synthetic turf in the direction intended. Then lay your next piece of turf next to the first one, making sure both pieces face the same direction. Next you         want to secure your seams using mechanical fasteners or turf glue. Now, you can start cutting the edges around your borders. After borders are trimmed to         fit, you are now ready to secure the turf using 6 inch galvanized staple every six inches around the entire perimeter.

IV. Fourth and final step is Infill Material.
     a. The infill adds ballast, protects the backing, and helps grass blades recover from any activity. Super Synthetic Turf normally recommends 2 LBS per sq. ft.         of infill. The infill is applied by drop spreader.
     b. After infill is applied, you will use push broom or power broom to work the infill into the turf.
     c. As a finishing touch, use a leaf blower, broom or plastic rake to clean up the area.

Super Synthetic Turf Care and Maintenance Guide

• Keep your synthetic turf/grass free of dirt and debris. You can use a leaf blower or plastic rake.

• Pets are allowed on the synthetic turf/grass, it is very pet friendly. Solid waste should be removed regularly - as it would on natural sod. Liquid waste should be   rinsed off periodically to keep the turf/grass free from residue.

• The synthetic turf/grass should be occasionally groomed with a stiff bristled push broom or plastic grass rake. This will keep synthetic turf/grass looking and   acting like new. Areas of heavy traffic may require more attention than other areas.

• If you encounter weeds, (usually around the perimeter area) you can use a grass and weed spray of your choice. The spray will not harm the synthetic   turf/grass blades. We recommend treating the perimeter in spring and fall to prevent any new growth of weeds.

• Fireworks, sparklers and other flammable items can damage synthetic turf/grass. These should not be used or set off on the synthetic turf/grass surface.

• Spills of foreign substances should be removed as quickly as possible, using a mild household cleaning solution. If synthetic turf/grass comes in contact with   blood or bodily fluids you can mix bleach and water to treat the area and disinfect, or any disinfectant spray like Lysol.

• Use of equipment (other than a broom, plastic rake, leaf blower or water hose) such as outdoor vacuum sweepers, heaters or snow blowers shall be at the risk   of the user.

• Motorized vehicles of any kind should not be permitted on the synthetic turf/grass surface. If a vehicle must travel on the synthetic turf/grass, extreme caution   should be taken in starting, stopping and turning. The surface should be properly protected from sharp or pointed edges of any objects or equipment placed on   synthetic turf/grass. Standard protective mats are recommended for this purpose.

• Odors: You can rinse your synthetic turf/grass occasionally, or if you want to clean your entire area, consider investing in a Dial 'N Spray hose end sprayer that   can be attached to your water hose. A Dial 'N Spray will allow for rapid cleaning of your entire area. Simple Green cleaner or distilled vinegar are good cleaning   agent choices. You can also purchase an enzyme cleaner for lingering pet odors.

• Lawn Furniture & Accessories: Children's swimming pools and lawn furniture left on your synthetic turf/grass for a sustained period of time will flatten your turf.   Once you remove whatever has flattened your turf, simply rake your synthetic turf/grass "against the grain" to get it to stand up again.