Are you starting to notice that your synthetic grass is showing signs of aging, such as a faded colour, tired and un-brushable high traffic areas, and general wear and tear? If so, then replacing your lawn’s artificial turf is the right move. Remember, synthetic turf has a lifespan of 10-15 years before it requires replacement. And if yours has reached its end, it’s time to revitalise your lawn’s beauty by removing old synthetic turf and replacing it with a new one.
Here’s a Step-by-Step Guide on How to Remove Fake Turf and Replace It with a New One:
Step 1 – Make the Existing Artificial Grass Manageable to Remove
Before removing fake turf:
- Cut it into smaller, more manageable pieces.
- Use a sharp utility knife to cut from one side of the synthetic lawn to the other side.
- Make long cuts across the artificial grass to create smaller square pieces.
- Be careful not to cut through the surface underneath, especially if you are removing fake grass from decking that you want to save.
Step 2 – Remove Artificial Turf
Start removing the smaller pieces of cut-up fake turf. Choose one section and begin to pull it at an edge that is not securely glued down. Use a flat-bladed shovel to ease the artificial grass up from the floor. If some pieces of synthetic grass are firmly stuck, try pouring boiling water over the turf glue, which may release it slightly. You could also use a knife to scrape the floor as you pull up each square of fake grass.
Step 3 – Remove Turf Glue
After you have removed all the squares of artificial grass, patches of unattractive dried glue will be left on the ground. Gently warm the turf glue with a heat gun so that you can remove it completely. Be careful not to heat any one area for too long, especially if the flooring is wood. Once the glue is soft, you can scrape it from the floor using your shovel or trowel.
Now that you have removed the old artificial turf, you’re ready to fit your new artificial turf. But if you’re encountering problems with removing your old fake turf, it might be better to call the experts for easy and professional fake grass removal.
Things to Consider before Installing New Artificial Turf
There are so many turf styles to choose from, so choose a type that fits your desired aesthetic—short pile, longer pile, all green, etc. We recommend taking your time to look at different styles and samples to see what suits you and your family’s needs.
If you plan on removing and installing the new artificial turf yourself, be sure to consider how you’ll dispose of the old turf and the current base condition. You may need to add more crushed rock and ensure it’s recompacted.
If you’d rather not deal with the hassle of removing and relaying the old turf, consider hiring a professional. At Green Oasis, we take care of everything from start to finish, so you don’t have to do anything else.
Replacing your worn-out synthetic turf may seem daunting, but with this step-by-step guide, you can easily replace your old turf with a new one. Enjoy your new and improved artificial turf!
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