Measure your job site to determine
the necessary amount of infill, site base materials, and turf.
NOTE: Watersavers sells all turf at 15ft wide, and offers as
many cuts as you need.
Start excavation by removing 3 – 4 inches of existing dirt
and/or sod. You’ll need to move or cap any sprinklers in the area. The
base surface should be a smooth, table top like surface with about a 2%
grade for proper drainage.
To keep gophers out, we recommend
installing wire mesh on top of
the soil before adding the base rock.
Another optional, but recommended
step: Frame and protect turf from
soil and loose debris by using bender board or metal edging. We recommend a
2×4 (straight line installation) or 1×2 (curve line installation) bender
Lay 2 ½ – 3 inches of base rock.
Compact base rock to 90% by hosing
down and then using a vibrating plate compactor or roller to reach a
uniform smoothness or thickness.
Lay 1 – 1 ½ inches of either class
II road base or decomposed granite. Again, hose down and compact this
layer to 90%.
Lastly, put down weed barrier
fabric over the road base or decomposed granite. (This step is recommended
if the soil beneath your installation has been prone to weeds).