How To Attach Artificial Grass To Concrete (Find Out)

If you’re a homeowner with a concrete patio, you’ve probably been looking for ways to make it less boring. 

Artificial grass is a great way to do that (especially if you have kids). While there are many different brands of artificial grass on the market today, we’ll be focusing on one in particular:

How to Install Strips of Artificial Turf Between Concrete
How to Install Artificial Turf on Concrete Surfaces
Determine the size of the area to be covered
Clean the concrete surface thoroughly
Install a shock-absorbent pad or underlayment
Roll out the artificial turf over the concrete
Trim the edges to fit
Attach the turf to the concrete surface
Add infill material for support and stability
Brush the turf fibers to stand them up straight

Use Construction Adhesive

Use a construction adhesive. Before you lay down your artificial grass, you’ll want to spread an even layer of concrete adhesive over the entire surface area of your concrete slab. You can use a trowel, paintbrush, roller or paint roller to do this.

Cover all areas with a thin layer of adhesive that’s about 1/8-inch thick (0.3 cm). The goal is not to saturate the concrete but just coat it in enough adhesive so that when you lay down your artificial grass, later on, it will adhere well and won’t pull off easily after installation.

Let the adhesive sit for at least 24 hours before proceeding with further steps in installing artificial turf onto concrete surfaces!

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Use Seaming Tape And Glue

Seaming tape is used to hold your artificial grass in the place. Seaming tape is a type of double-sided tape that comes in a roll and has two separate sides, one with adhesive backing, the other with a thin layer of material (usually carpet or felt) on its surface.

The adhesive side of seaming tape is applied to the backside of your artificial grass and then pressed down onto concrete so that it adheres to both surfaces at once. 

It’s very important not to allow this glue-like substance to get wet while you’re laying out your new turf because it will most likely never stick again!

Using Seaming Tape and Glue for Artificial Grass

1Start by unrolling your seaming tape with the adhesive side up
2Line up the edges of your two pieces of artificial grass
3Place the edge of the first piece on top of the seaming tape and press down
4Place the edge of the second piece of grass on top of the seaming tape, next to the first piece
5Secure both pieces down by pressing them tightly into the tape
6Use a carpet knife to trim away any excess grass
7Using a specialized artificial grass adhesive, apply a thin layer to the seam
8Carefully fold back the two edges and apply the adhesive to the seam area
9Press the two edges firmly together, making sure the seam is straight and even
10Allow the adhesive to dry as recommended by the manufacturer before use

Use T-Pegs

To attach your artificial grass to concrete, you’ll need an anchor of some sort. One option is to use T-pegs. 

These are metal pins that can be hammered into the concrete. They come in different sizes and shapes and are available at most hardware stores or home improvement retailers such as Lowe’s or Home Depot.

You’ll want to hammer these pegs into the ground with a hammer until they’re flush with the surface of your sidewalk or patio area.

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Use Screws

Screws are the best option if you’re attaching artificial grass to concrete. You’ll need:

  • A screw long enough to go through the artificial grass and into the concrete
  • A screw that is the same size as the head of your screw

If you don’t have a drill or don’t feel comfortable using one, screws are an excellent choice because they’re easy to put in by hand. 

Just make sure you choose one long enough to go through your artificial grass and into your concrete foundation (for example, if your foundation is 4″ thick, then select a 6″ screw).

Using Screws for Artificial Grass Installation

1Prepare the concrete or wooden surface by cleaning and leveling it
2Lay the artificial grass onto the surface and leave it to acclimate for a couple of hours
3Fold back the edges of the grass and place the first screw, 1-2 inches from the edge
4Continue placing screws every 6-12 inches along the entire perimeter of the grass
5Place additional screws in the middle of the grass, about every 12 inches apart
6Make sure each screw extends through the grass and into the surface below
7Repeat the process until all parts of the grass are securely screwed into place
8Trim off any excess material using a carpet knife
9After you have trimmed the excess, check to ensure that the seams are properly aligned
10Finish by brushing the artificial grass to help the blades stand up straight

Use Bricks Or Pavers

The first step is creating a level surface. Use bricks or pavers to create a level surface if necessary. 

If you are using an underlayment board to make the concrete smooth, place the board on top of the grass you want to attach and measure from one side to the other so that it goes over all four corners of your grass patch.

Then lay down mortar with a trowel in between each brick or paver until it’s about 2-3mm thick for every brick or paver laid down (depending on how many bricks/pavers you have). 

You can use premixed mortar but we recommend mixing your own for better results as it will be easier to work with and won’t be set up too quickly as premixed mortar does sometimes. 

If using pre-mixed mortar follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully when using this product because some types require different amounts than others do before being applied correctly onto concrete surfaces so always follow their advice closely instead of following ours strictly unless otherwise specified by us as well!

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Use Landscape Staples

If your grass is well-secured, you can use landscape staples to attach it to concrete. Using a hammer and a staple gun, drive the staples into the artificial grass in a staggered pattern so that they don’t overlap. 

Use as many staples as necessary to ensure that the carpeting is secure. It’s best to check for levelness by making sure all of the strands are straightened out before attaching them at all.

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Attach Via Rubber Underlayment

If you’re attaching artificial grass to concrete, the most effective way is by using a rubber underlayment. This is a thick rubber sheet that you lay down first, then glue or screw your artificial grass onto. Here are some tips:

Glue (not recommended) – If you choose this method, make sure it’s an industrial-strength glue that can withstand high temperatures and UV rays. Also, be aware that gluing can be messy and leave residue on your lawn if done incorrectly.

Screws – The best option for attaching artificial grass to concrete is using screws instead of gluing down the turf yourself. 

Screws will provide much more stability than any other attachment method because they penetrate deep into the concrete slab rather than simply sitting on top of it like glue would do.

Proper soil preparation is key to the healthy growth of your artificial turf. Our guide on how much sandy loam you need under turf provides expert tips and advice on how to achieve excellent results.


We hope you found this article helpful. While the methods we mentioned are all viable, it’s important to consider your needs and budget before deciding which one is best for you. If you have any further questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Further Reading

For additional information on installing artificial turf on concrete surfaces, please check out the following resources:

How to Lay Fake Grass on Concrete: Pre-Installation Tips – Learn the tips and tricks to help you get the best results when installing fake grass on concrete.

How to Install Artificial Grass on Concrete: Guide – A detailed guide to help you install artificial grass on concrete surfaces and get excellent results.

How to Install Artificial Grass on Concrete – A comprehensive guide with step-by-step instructions for installing artificial grass on concrete surfaces.


How do I prepare a concrete surface for artificial grass installation?

Before installing artificial grass on concrete, it’s essential to clean and prepare the surface properly. You should scrub the surface with soap and water, allow it to dry completely, and then use a self-leveling compound to ensure a smooth surface.

How do I attach artificial grass to concrete?

To attach artificial grass to concrete surfaces, you can use a special adhesive or double-sided tape. Ensure the adhesive is compatible with both the concrete and the artificial grass backing.

Can I install artificial grass on uneven concrete surfaces?

Yes, but it’s essential to level out the surface properly before installation. Use a self-leveling compound to even out the surface and ensure an even installation.

Can I install artificial grass on painted concrete?

It is not recommended to install artificial grass over painted concrete as it may affect the durability and performance of the grass. It’s best to remove the paint before installation.

How do I maintain artificial grass on concrete?

Routine maintenance for artificial grass on concrete is similar to maintenance for natural grass. Regularly brush the grass to keep it looking fresh and remove any debris. You can also hose it down with water to remove any dirt or dust that may have accumulated.