Before we get into specific pros and cons of DIY vs. hiring professional artificial grass installers, here are some things to consider.
It’s a lot like stamping a patio
The preparation and set-up is very similar to patio prep. The removal of the sod and dirt to achieve a consistent surface to lay the sub-base and turf on is critical. This is the most labor intensive part of the equation.
No prior landscaping skills are needed
As long as you have the right project support, materials ordered, and tools rented, you can knock your DIY project out of the park. A free guide to this support process can be sent by request. Ask the team at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Project size matters
Although artificial grass DIY is a great option for any project, if you have no dirt moving or machine operating experience, you will want to consider out-sourcing this step or the entire project. If your project requires more than 500-600 square feet of turf coverage, manually removing dirt and sod without machinery can be especially taxing. American Greens will help you source this service locally as a part of our DIY + Full Support Package.
You’ll want some help
Unless your job size is under 500-600 square feet, or you have the luxury of taking your time to complete the project at your leisure, you will likely want some additional labor help.
DIY support is critical
Most artificial turf DIY projects that don’t turn out as planned are due to lack of support from the turf provider. Because there are so many different turf projects (ie: Pet turf, artificial lawns, artificial putting greens, patio turf, playground turf, etc) the plan and support must match the goals and objectives of the DIY’er. Full service DIY tutorials, materials ordering, tool rental, a dedicated DIY agent, among other supporting elements are provided in a full DIY Support Package from American Greens.