Artificial grass is an option for homeowners who want the lush lawn without the constant upkeep. It can last up to 15 years but professional installation can cost $10 – $15 per square foot. Doing it yourself is a viable option if you’re ready for some labor. First remove existing turf and level the base. Spread 1.5 inches of sand and then lay a weed barrier down to reduce the chances of growth. Roll out the artificial grass so the blades bend towards the home and trim the pieces carefully with a utility knife and affix using turf adhesive. Nail the grass down with 7-inch lawn spikes and a hammer every four feet. After installation brush the lawn with a bristled broom to fluff up the new lawn.
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