STEP 4 STRIPS: Fasten Turf
Depending on your application and installation area you may or may not need to add nails to help hold down your turf strips. Sometimes only nailing around an exposed perimeter edge is all that is needed. Weather (wind), drainage and use (foot traffic/dogs, etc.) will determine if nails or how many are necessary. They can be added later on, although it is preferable to add them before infilling with sand. It is recommended to use landscape nails (5" or 6" long) and fasten every 12" inches along the perimeter edges. Careful not to drive the nails too deep (not past flush) which can leave a depression and pull on the turf. Additionally, nails can be added internally centered along every grid section paver, if needed. When nailing the outside perimeter, make sure to place nails 1" inside of the turf edge. Be sure to spread the turf fibers away from the nail head so you do not fold over any clumps and carefully drive nail until it seats at the turf backing. Fluff or brush the fibers around to cover the nail head, which should disappear. Carefully trim any loose black fibers from the bottom backing that pop up throughout the process, because they will. You are now ready for infill!