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TOOLS NEEDED

1.     Hand roller or plate tamp

2.     Shovel, Hoe, Tiller or Sod Cutter

3.     Crushed stone

4.     Vibratory or roller compactor

5.     Seam tape 12 to 18 landscape fabric

6.     Commercial-grade deck adhesive (PL400 from Lowes)

7.     Chalk-line and spray marking paint

8.     Scissors or razor knife

9.     Industrial broom or power-broom (infill installation)

10.   Silica sand (infill installation)

11.   Drop spreader (infill installation)

12.   Landscape spikes or nailer board

Most, if not all of these tools can be purchased or rented at your local hardware or home improvement store.
Depending on the compaction of your soil we recommend 3 + inches of 3/8" minus crusher fines (or DG decomposed granite)
Compactable Base  - It take about 1 to 1.2 cubic yard of base material per 100 sq ft  3" deep

You can help the rigidity of the base by adding geotech fabric or commercial grade weed barrier fabric under your base.

Level the area.
Tamp and add more base materials where needed...
Lay turf with enough overhang to allow it to be properly trimmed.
   
   
Fold the adjacent trimmed edges of two rolls of turf approximately two feet apart the entire length of the seam. Trim off extra fabric.
Roll out seam tape centered over the entire length of the seam line. (12 to 18 wide) Apply turf adhesive.

After adhesive has flashed, lay the edges of each roll of turf directly onto the adhesive/tape, making sure not to bury any grass fibers into the adhesive.

Be sure to add weight (i.e. sandbags) down the length of the freshly laid seam, or use a heavy roller along the seam length. The adhesive drying / curing time will vary with different adhesives dependent upon climatic conditions.

It is important to use a high quality, outdoor adhesive to prevent delaminating later. Follow the adhesive manufacturer's instructions.
Fold both pieces inword making sure that they seam is tight - Nail both sides with 6" to 7" narrow nails (gutter nails).

Nail about 8" to 12" apart all the way down the entire length.




Trim by folding back, and cutting along the edge.

Nail about 12" to 18" apart all the way around the entire perimeter.
6" to 7" narrow nails (gutter nails).
Sanding - Infill 1 to 2 lb per sq ft as speced.
Four different methods to address securing the edge.
Use X or \/ patterns when applying    XXXXXXXXXX     or    /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\
If you use tubed glues
Fig 1 - Pull turf as close as possible prier to seaming.

Fig 2 - Fold back to apply glue to seaming material (12" to 18" strip of weed fabric).

Fig 3 - Fold both pieces inward making sure that they seam is tight - Nail both sides with 6" to 7" narrow nails (gutter nails)