When starting to install artificial grass, you need to measure the area and roll artificial grass on the base and cut each section. Cut artificial grass to match the shape of your area is very import. Proper cutting will provide a clean and nice-looking installation.
To make sure the artificial grass fits your area perfectly, It is good to leave some extra length when you position and trim artificial grass. You need to trim off the extra part once you have the lawn positioned and ready to cut. Position the lawn at one side and then unroll the lawn to the preferred length and trim.
Special Remark: Make sure to roll the artificial grass out in the same direction every time; this will make sure the grain is exactly across each section. See that you do not slide over the roll and roll it back in the other direction you started.
If the areas are in regular shapes such as square or circle, it is not so difficult to cut the grass to fit the area. We also meet some gardens or backyards which are in irregular shapes quite often, or there are trees or rocks in the area. In these cases, it needs some skills to cut the artificial grass.
Cut artificial grass around a tree’s base
Here is the important part, when it comes to cut artificial grass around a tree’s base, you have to plan well and have patience. You might need to make small general cuts to get the artificial lawn laying flat around the tree’s trunk without any wrinkles. All at once, do not try to take away large sections of the lawn. With the artificial lawn in position, start making perpendicular cuts from the tree’s base to one edge of the lawn.
If possible, work with an edge that has the shortest distance from the tree. Place one side of the edge over one side of the tree and work around the trunk. As you move around the trunk and from behind the turf, make slits in the lawn to make smaller pieces. This allows you to spread the lawn without wrinkles.
When your artificial turf is spread, check that it lines up exactly with the prior perpendicular to the cuts without any wrinkles or bubbles. Once you have the lawn covered around the tree’s trunk and the seams neatly lined up, you are all set to make the trimming. If you’re creating a circle like shape around the trunk, sketch the shape on the grass or you may use chalk to do this. With trimming shears cut out from inside of the tree to your sketch on the lawn. Make use of a loop pile cutter to cut out the finishing shape. If you’re butting the lawn up to the tree’s base, use a slotted blade carpet knife to cut off the small bits. Always cut from the backside / behind the lawn to ensure a neat cut and avoid accidentally cutting off the fibers.
Cut artificial grass around odd-shapes like rocks
Cut artificial grass around odd-shapes like rocks requires a lot of small cuts to place the lawn properly. Make sure to plan every cut and remove as much as artificial lawn only when it is absolutely necessary. If you need to keep the lawn right up to the rock’s edge and get the lawn lay flat without any wrinkles, make as many small cuts as possible to get this. Remove excess artificial grass and work with smaller bits. When your lawn is positioned around the rocks without any wrinkles, you can go ahead to make the final trimming.
Keep removing the smaller pieces of the lawn until the final cut. Working to do the final trimming will help you to get a neat cut without any gaps. As you begin working with the finishing cuts, whenever possible try working from the backside of the synthetic grass. If you are not able to cut from behind, then you may trim the lawn from the top. But you must do this precisely and slowly, trimming from above might remove too many fibers along the edges giving an uneven look.
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