How to install Trim Free Borders™
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.
Cut the width of the sod using a Spade or a Sod Lift.
Using a Spade or Sod lift, cut turf roots.
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.