Synthetic Turf – Seamingly simple!
Written by Jennifer Michalik, Outdoor Living Manager, Hydro-Scape
How to install artificial turf without ugly seams
As one of your Outdoor Living resources here at Hydro-Scape, I feel compelled to help you make your project the best it can be. Sometimes that help comes in the form of design ideas. Sometimes it’s product suggestions. But today, my friends, it’s coming in the form of a simple construction tip that will make your fellow synthetic turf users green with envy.
In an ideal world, the area in which you’re installing synthetic turf wouldn’t require any seams. I hate to break it to you, but not all projects are going to be ideal. Someday, you’re going to have to seam artificial turf. But you know what? You’re going to know how to seam turf the correct way the FIRST time!
The secret to seamlessly blending seams is in how you cut the turf:
- Make sure the nap of the two pieces of turf are facing the same direction.
- Flip both pieces over in the direction of the seam, so that your two soon-to-be-cut edges are next to each other.
- With the underside of the turf now facing up, cut as close to the RIGHT of a stitch row as you can on each piece.
- Flip the turf over, dry fit, and be amazed at your incredible talent!
It’s really as simple as it seams.
Reach out to Hydro-Scape’s Outdoor Living specialists at any of our 17 locations. We are always happy to answer any questions you have regarding your landscape and outdoor living.