So, you want to get into the artificial turf installation business. Good for you. If you are willing to work hard, put the customer’s need first, and always do the job right you should find success. It’s a growing market. Pun intended. Seriously, the artificial turf market was $ 3.25 billion in 2017. It’s expected to reach $8.56 billion by in 2026. It’s literally growing like weeds. If you want to tap into this market, you’ve got to be on top of your game. The artificial turf edging you choose can be the line between success and failure.
Key Areas the Customer Sees
From the customer’s point of view, the two most important areas are the seams and the edge. Quite frankly, they don’t want to see either.
A successful artificial turf installer knows this is how the customer determines if they are happy. They may forgive you for starting late, but they will never forgive you for poor quality seams. Not only will they complain, they will be sure to point out your failures to their friends, family, and neighbors. So much for word of mouth advertising.
If your edging doesn’t hold the sub grade material in place, the customer might not understand what is happening. They will just see a depression where the material has eroded. They might not realize the problem is erosion. For sure they will realize they picked the wrong installer.
So, keep the customer happy by learning to seam properly and always use the right artificial turf border.
Key Areas the Contractor Sees
As a contractor, you should be concerned with the sub grade base and the edging. If you don’t get the base right, you’ve got nothing but blues coming your way.
That means a substrate that is free of stone, rocks, and any leftover roots from the vegetation you removed. When you compact it, make sure there are no holes or cracks to collect rainwater. Speaking of rainwater, if the installation it outside, be sure that the area drains properly. If the area didn’t drain before artificial turf, it surely won’t drain afterwards. Water collected under the turf ruins the entire installation.
For the edging, be sure to use a product that holds the substrate in place. If it erodes, you lose the integrity of the edge and as a result the integrity of the entire installation.
Easiest Artificial Turf Edging for Successful Installation
The easiest artificial turf edging to install is also the one that will help you have the most successful installation. Don’t edge with anything but Wonder Edge.
You’ll be glad you did and so will your customer.
Wonder Edge will go down quickly without trenching. You simply set the edge with the same spikes you use for the turf. Just one spike very 2 or 3 feet. Then, as you secure the turf, tuck the rough cut edge into the Wonder Edge slot and nail every 3 to 4 inches.
This artificial turf edging will hold the substrate in place and provide a clean look. If you are edging next to flower beds or trees, backfill next to the Wonder Edge and you’ll never know it’s there.
Buy Wonder Edge wherever you purchase your artificial turf supplies or order Wonder Edge online. It’s the line between a successful install and failure.