Not only will Natura™ turf cover the bare areas of your yard and provide years of cleaner paws on your dog, it is also the easiest to install. Follow these three steps and you’ll be saying goodbye to muddy paws and a brown yard in no time.
Determine where you want the product and make sure that the ground is level – this will help the Natura turf to lay flat.
PROTIP: Seed like you normally would and add some additional topsoil (or sand and peatmoss) then level the ground prior to install for faster and fuller grass growth.
Roll the product out over the area you wish to cover. The Natura turf can be cut to fit your space easily with a pair of scissors.
PROTIP: Look for the warmest day of the week to install for better results. For the best results install on sunny days over 80 degrees F.
Use a mallet to nail the anchors through the turf and into the ground. Secure one end of the roll and have another person stretch the turf. It is helpful to use a hard rake to pull the product (like stretching a carpet). This stretching will reduce the humps in the turf. Then, use one anchor every 12″-18″ along the edges and in the center as needed. If you are installing two strips next to each other of our Large or PRO rolls sizes, you can overlap the rolls along the StaySeam™ edges and anchor through both layers.
If installing smaller pieces of Natura alternate anchors on each strip of Natura so that the “t” of the provided anchor secures both pieces together. Secure corners and edges to avoid edges coming up. The provided anchors are biodegradable and are expected to degrade in 2-3 years. The grass vegetation will keep your Natura turf secured by then.
The above double-slider shows three steps of an install at an apartment complex dog yard in Indianapolis. The first image is our ground leveling process. We used a tiller to turn up the ground and reduce the peaks and valleys. We then seeded and added fertilizer. Installation of the 2200 sf took about 3.5 hours for 4 people.
To take your installation to the next level, you can further prep the ground and pre-seed it before unrolling the Natura™ turf. Open or download these links for advanced installation guides that show you step by step best practices. Some installation guides are available in both English and Spanish.
All of our 3′ and 6′ wide rolls now have a convenient-to-overlap StaySeam™.
On one long edge, and on one short edge we have removed the turf buds so the next piece of Natura can be easily overlapped. Then anchor directly through both layers and into the ground with the supplied biodegradable anchors. StaySeam reduces the amount of expansion and contraction based on your changing temperature.
Click the button below for installation instructions for rolls with the StaySeam.
Natura Provides and Recommends Plastic Anchors
We DO NOT Recommend Using Metal Lawn Stakes
Natura is a hybrid turf that is lightweight and perforated. The perforations allow light and liquids to pass through (both the good liquids…and the bad).
This design allows real grass to grow up through it. The design also means that the smells of urine are not trapped in the turf, they pass through into the soil below.
Natura also acts as a protective layer for grass – effectively raising the “shear plane” so grass is not worn down to the ground. This allows grass to regenerate and continue to grow.
The Natura solution does not require layers of underlayment. In fact, the design of Natura is good for the earth below because light, oxygen and water all pass through to foster life. By allowing the ground to breathe the temperature on the surface is closer to a natural temperature than hard surfaces. When you want real grass and you don’t want to do more than you have to, Natura is the right choice for you.
What dogs love most about Natura is that they can engage with the real smells from the earth below.
Natura does not cover up the scent of the ground – so dogs can be dogs – using their sense of smell to the full extent. This makes pups less anxious and more comfortable in their surroundings.
So while the design is great for growing real grass and keeping Natura clean, what is most important is how it keeps your dogs’ mind active as they process the many smells of the earth below them.
Mower blades are typically set about 3″ off the ground. The grass-like blades of Natura are about 3/4″ tall – leaving plenty of clearance for you, or your landscape crew to mow over Natura without any concern.
Natura is still simple to maintain if you choose not to grow grass. It looks like a green yard as soon as you install it and it keeps the mud away from the paws.
Natura™ turf is the "turf that grass can grow through"
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