How to Install Artificial Grass: Part 3 – Infill

Infill your artificial grass Infill serves two purposes to add weight
and add ballast. Usually a half-pound two one pound per square foot to add weight
is sufficient. The added weight helps to ensure the
artificial grass doesn’t look like carpet that needs to be stretched after
a year or two. The amount you need to add ballast
depends upon the expected foot traffic, the type of grass and the type of infill. Infill on putting greens is used to adjust ball speed. The more sand infill the faster the
green will play. It is typically applied using a drop spreader. Some infill
options are: EnviroFill, which is a sub rounded, acrylic coated sand with a
microban coating. This is the most expensive product but
also the best product for most non-sporting applications. Crumb rubber
is a good option for sporting applications. It provides impact attenuation. The
disadvantage is that it tends to get quite hot. Flex sand, a crumb rubber alternative for
sporting application, is an elastomeric coated sand. It is much more expensive
than crumb rubber but it also doesn’t have the temperature concerns associated
with crumb rubber. Silica sand, which is the least expensive
option, is suitable for applications that received little to no foot traffic, The disadvantages are that it holds
moisture and tends to compact overtime. On most applications a total infill
of one pound per square foot is sufficient. However on some heavy foot traffic
applications you will want more. Factors that affect the amount of infill are: One,
the expected foot traffic. Two, the pile height of artificial grass. Three, the density of
the artificial grass and, four, the type of infill being used. Brush up your artificial grass. This
second application of brushing is to help ensure the infill is evenly spread
and lets the granules drop down to the bottom of your artificial turf. Finally
clean up and removal of all job-related debris. You are now finished with your
artificial grass installation

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9 thoughts on “How to Install Artificial Grass: Part 3 – Infill

  1. i have a question what kind of silica sand is the one you use on the video i mean does it have a grid sizes or can it be which ever size

  2. what do you think of infillpro geo by limonta sport? i'm trying to look for something to keep the turf cool for my dog. we only have a very small concrete backyard space in my rented house that i'm looking to put artificial turf for the dog

  3. For a football field that is around 3000 square ft and the pile height of 50 mm how much infill do you recommend per Sq ft? Also as I will be installing in a country where it's usually hot all year round, will the rubber melt by any chance? Thanks

  4. Thank you for the awesome videos. Wondering if you could shed some light on my situation. I have a 120sq ft area where grass refuses to grow due to clay soil and sun position to my rental. I have ordered artificial grass to arrive Friday. I'm going to rent a tamper to level the earth and spread sand. Do you think it will it last until next June when I move? I was going to spike down the edges. I am tired of my dogs tracking mud and just want to prevent it coming into the house until May of next year and then I will pull it up and place sod before I move so it will be natural for next tenants. I have already wasted money on grass seed and fertilizer and top soil to fight the clay but the house is on a hill and the water catches against the concrete patio that runs the length of the house and washes everything away to sticky clay mud.

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