Remove any existing materials such as soil, weeds or any above-ground landscaping. Rough grade the area and uncover everything underneath such as electrical wires, irrigation pipes. The goal is to prepare a solid sub-base for the installation.
Cap any existing sprinklers that will not be used. Cap the sprinklers at the pipe level in order to avoid any leakage that might occur. Make sure to modify sprinklers or drainage. Relocate sprinklers in necessary, modify existing irrigation lines and add required drainage. Make sure to mark the location of the un-used sprinklers. Avoid low-lying spots.
Move electrical sprinklers and wiring inward and away from any hardscape or perimeter from six-to-eight inches in order to avoid accidental damage when nailing turf edges. Once the wiring and other materials are moved, lay the items on top of the subgrade surfacing and secure them with U-shaped nails.
Install Bender Board: this important step provides your installation with a clean line and separates natural plants and gardens from your synthetic turf installation.