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[MUSIC PLAYING] As you're measuring, you must keep in mind the width of the PreGra product you're installing. Synthetic grass comes in rolls similar to carpet. Understanding this concept will keep you from measuring too small. For this example, we'll be using 15 foot rolls. Each segment must be measured by the width and length of the area you're measuring. For example, measure from left to right, 15 feet by the highest point. In this case, 14 feet. Also understand, the highest point might not be in a straight line from where you need to gather your measurements. Measure the next section the same way. On this diagram, it would be 15 by 18 feet. And the last section would be 15 by 19 feet. Add the sections together to determine your overall square footage, which in this case would be 765 square feet. Be careful not to measure too tight. You will come up short. Always measure for a little bit more than you need. One of the most important things to remember is that the grain of your PreGra synthetic grass must be flowing in the same direction as the piece you're seaming it to. If this is not the case, having a flawless seam is nearly impossible. If you're installing a weed barrier, lay it down directly on top the soil under your sub-base. Now spread your sub-base evenly around the whole area where you'll be installing your turf using the proper tools to level your base to a flat and even surface. After the area is level, you'll need to water and soak your base. The base will not compact correctly without water. Also, you want the water to soak all the way through the base, not just on the surface. Finally, you'll want to compact the surface. Compaction is one of the most important parts of the synthetic grass install. Make sure the edges get compacted well to ensure the longevity of your artificial turf. Our turf has a natural grain in which it flows. As you roll out your grass, all of the grass must flow in the same direction. In order to have a flawless seam, it is important that you trim the flange right up as close to the stitch as possible. This will create a straight edge to work with. As you're preparing to nail your seam, lay out the whole section so that it is totally flat by adjusting the section from both sides. This is much easier to accomplish with two people. Bring the two sections together and begin to nail directly across from each other, and then up the seam every five inches. Pull the blades back so that when you begin to nail you don't pin down the blades. Now once again, the most important thing to remember when creating a quality seam is laying the two sections with the grain facing the same way. When cutting right up to a hard surface, you must be careful not to cut a gap in the grass. Peel back the grass and trim away slowly so that when you lay the grass in the place, it will lay down flush. Remember to cut slowly. When you make a mistake cutting, there's not much you can do about it. So be careful. Securing your grass to the sub-base is obviously very important. Anchor all the way around the project about six inches apart with 40D nails. Place your nails about an inch away from the edge. If you nail too close, your grass will curl. Too far apart and the edge will be easy to pull out. Start anchoring in the corner and anchor all the way around, working out any ripples as you go. In order for the infill to go in successfully, the blades must be brushed up. So we're going to take a power broom and begin to brush the blades against the grain. This is going to make it much easier for the infill to fall down in between the blades. Many of you are probably asking, what is the purpose of infill? Infill is very important. It helps the blades stand up. It adds weight to the grass, and it also keeps the grass cool. On average, you want to brush in about two pounds per square foot of infill. If you spread the infill unevenly, the grass will feel lumpy. So make sure your spreader is very consistent. After the infill has been spread, take a power broom and use it to work the infill into the grass. All right, we're almost done. Now it's time to finish up. Simply cleanup any excess material. Then take your water hose and clean your grass. Maintaining your grass is very easy. Treat it like it's real. You can use a leave blower for leaves or a rake. If for some reason your grass gets a little dusty, simply clean it with water. Another question we get all the time is, what if my dog decides to-- you know. Not a problem. Simply pick up the solids and treat the area with a carpet safe deodorizer as needed. [MUSIC PLAYING]