Installing artificial grass can be a difficult enough task without dealing with extra things you can't move like trees, playground sets, or fountains. But with some knowledge and practice, creating a clean cut around yard objects is easy.
- Cut a clean straight line with a utility knife from the edge of turf to a trunk's center.
- Cut a letter "X" at the trunk side.
- Slide turf in.
- Cut a circle around a trunk.
- Use a seam tape or staples to put seam together.
Tip: Never cut turf across the turf's backing. Always turn the turf it's back up, and carefully cut in between the lines of stitches. Then you will have a nice clean seam, no falling or shading off grass blades.
Tip: When you are cutting turf, make sure you are allowing at least 4 inches in the outside of the measurement. You will need the excess.
If you have lawn pads or shock pads under the turf, do the same with them before installing turf. Make sure the padding is not overlapped. Use staples to tack the padding down.