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How to Lay Artificial Turf

In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook creates a super-durable, all-season faux-grass play area.

In this video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook explains how to lay artificial turf.

Steps:

1. Dig out 6 inches of topsoil from the area.
2. Mixture together sand and pea stone.
3. Fill the area with 6 inches of the sand-and-stone mixture.
4. Tamp down the sand and stone using a gas-powered plate compactor.
5. Roll out the artificial turf across the compacted base.
6. Secure the turf with steel pins.

 
 

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