STEP 4 Secure, Infill, Relax!
Make any final adjustments and depending on use and traffic patterns, it is recommended to use 5" or 6" spiral nails and fasten every 12" inches along the perimeter edges 1" in from the outside edge. Careful not to drive the nails too deep (not past flush) which can leave a depression and pull on the turf. Additionally, 20D or 16D common framing nails can be added internally every 6" centered along every grid section paver for 3" wide turf strips. If using 4" or wider strips then you can nail both sides 1" in from each edge, if needed. When nailing, be sure to spread the turf away from the nail head so it doesn't trap any fibers. Fluff or brush up the fibers around to cover the nail head, which should disappear.
Nailing around the pavers will help to secure the turf down and will help keep the turf edges from lifting up when brooming infill sand and preventing patches of sand in-between the edge of the turf strip and paver edge.
NEXT, Infill Play Sand SLOWLY by hand. Add some sand by broadcasting along the grid lines in either direction, then brush sand against the fiber direction until it stands up evenly and sand is dispersed and not clumped. Be careful not to be too heavy handed (too much / too fast) and bury any fibers which will create an uneven surface. You should be adding enough sand to just below the paver surface throughout. Repeat this step until desired finish & firmness is achieved.
You can use a leaf blower to help disperse any clumps and to help with clean up. Lightly spraying with water will also help to seat in the sand once completed. Rain will help this process as well. You may need to apply sand in a few applications as it settles and you may lose some material with rain over time.
CONGRATULATIONS ON A JOB WELL DONE AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL NEW PAVERTURF INSTALLATION!!!
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