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SYNLawn® El Cajon Installation Instructions

A great water and money saving investment for home-owners with yards of all sizes and applications. Easy to install and maintain, SYNLawn El Cajon artificial grass can help home owners maximize their home investment, enhance quality of life and transform unused areas into functional living spaces. Following these instructions can help create beautiful, eco-friendly landscapes that look great and save money for years to come.

SYNLawn® El Cajon Installation Instructions

Following these steps to install your SYNLawn El Cajon artificial grass, will give you a beautiful, green and worry-free lawn for years to come.

  • Seaming Cloth (1 roll = 15 feet)
  • Seaming Glue (1 qt. = 15 feet)
  • Landscape Stakes (25 per package)
  • Turf Rake (for bristle fibers)
  • Hand Tamper (for outdoors applications)
  • Sprinkler Caps (if needed)
  • Utility Knife
  • Hammer
  • Yard Rake
  • Shovel
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Tape Measure
  • Marking Paint
  • Garden Hose
  • Wide Shop Broom

Before installing SYNLawn El Cajon you will need the proper tools for the job. Please see the list of tools above.

Prepare the base

Most outdoor applications require preparation of an aggregate base to allow proper water drainage. Simply clear the surface where your SYNLawn El Cajon will be placed, removing any unwanted grass and roots.

Once clear, add a two to four-inch layer of crushed aggregate until achieving the desired shape and contour. Work the aggregate with a rake and hand tamp until the surface is compact and smooth.

Trim to size

With the base ready, position your SYNLawn El Cajon and trim to shape. If using more than one roll of SYNLawn El Cajon, make sure the “grain” of the grass fibers point in the same direction.

Glue together seams

To seam SYNLawn El Cajon together, align two pieces of SYNLawn El Cajon edge-to-edge. Fold back the edges to lay SYNLawn El Cajon seaming cloth the length of the seam.

Secure in place

Secure the seaming cloth in place. Apply seaming adhesive to the cloth, spreading to a consistent thickness. After a few minutes, slowly ease the two edges back together, checking the fit as you go.

To secure your SYNLawn El Cajon, use five to six-inch galvanized nails or landscape anchor pins around the perimeter and where necessary to keep your SYNLawn El Cajon flat.

Groom your grass

Finally. Use a landscape rake or broom to brush the fibers up and rinse with a garden hose. Periodic brushing and rinsing will keep your SYNLawn El Cajon looking fresh, natural and beautiful for years to come.

CAUTION
For installations over 100 sq.ft. we strongly recommend using a SYNLawn El Cajon Certified Installation Professional. Large installations can be very labor intensive and are not recommended for everyone. Contact SYNLawn El Cajon and let us do the heaving lifting for you.