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How to Install an Artificial Turf on a Patio

Updated November 21, 2016

Artificial turf grass is sometimes used on outdoor patios to give a grassy look to an outdoor area that might not otherwise have a lot of greenery. In some cases it is used to create a putting green for avid golfers. Whatever the reason, installing the turf on concrete is not difficult and can be accomplished within a day.

Roll out the material and let it flatten down and get back to its original position. Set the turf carpet aside.

Brush carpet adhesive over the patio surface on one half.

Roll the artificial turf carpet up on both ends so that the rolls meet in the middle. Set the carpet down at the middle.

Roll out one side of the turf over the adhesive. Smooth down the carpet with a carpet roller to remove bubbles. Start in the middle and work your way out.

Spread adhesive over the other half of the patio, and roll out the other half of the turf.

Overlap the turf if you require more than one piece to cover the patio. Overlap 2 to 3 inches. Once overlapped, cut through the carpet at the edge of the overlap to make a perfect fit. Slice through both pieces of turf at once. Then lift up the top turf edge and remove the strips that you cut. Add a little adhesive to the edges and lay both sections back down.

Trim along the edges to remove excess artificial turf. Use a utility knife to cut the material.

Things You'll Need

  • Carpet adhesive
  • Brush
  • Carpet roller
  • Utility knife
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About the Author

Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.