How to install Trim Free Borders™
Using a tape measure, measure 6, 9, or 12 inches depending on your Trim Free Borders® width and paint a line using turf paint.
Once you have painted the line you are ready to remove the turf. Using a sod lift or a flat spade, cut along the painted line.
Make sure there are no electrical or other obstacles prior to cutting out the sod . Remove 0.25 of an inch of the existing turf along the entire border line. If a hole is formed, remove some of the dirt underneath the sod to fill the hole and smooth out the dirt again.
Level the ground
Create an even 0.25 of an inch cut out of turf across the entire plane of the border surface area. Make sure there is a slope away from your foundation to insure water runoff.
Install Trim Free Borders
Lay Trim Free Borders® over the prepared area and insure it is tightly against existing landscapes or buildings.
(Note: The fibers can be either a lighter look or darker look depending on which way the fibers is leaning. Ensure all pieces are installed in the same direction.)
Step 5 (For Curved Areas Only)
Cutting along curved areas
If Trim Free Borders® is along landscape and there are curves, an additional step is required to ensure a beautiful border. Place Trim Free Borders® along curve and cut out any folds. (Note: Be cautious of where you place your hand and use proper cutting techniques.) This will cause a "pie" shape cut out of the border. Lay the flaps together until backing is touching each other.
Staple Trim Free Borders®
Hammer the first two nails/staples in one end of the long run of the border. Nailing/stapling one along the border edge and one along the grass edge. Smooth the border away from the nails/staples to create a flat appearance.
Along Straight Edges: Hammer the nails/staples every 3’ along the border edge and along the grass edge. Repeat till border is nailed/stapled down. To insure grass line is secure, add an addition nail/staple between the nails/staples to create nail down points every 1 ½ feet.
Along Cut Edges: Nail/staple at least one nail/staple at the base of the cut and with additional nails/staples secure flap down to create a smooth appearance.
Depending on the location of the border (example: curves or straight installations) will determine the number nails/staples required.