The process of laying the turf involves several steps. They had to remove the natural turf, lay crushed rock, lay synthetic turf and then complete a couple more finishing steps. This also included moving and replacing decorative rocks and spreading river stone. Jerry, the owner, and one assistant completed the job in 2 days. It was raining a lot at the time and he was trying to sandwich our job among larger jobs that didn't have as much flexibility as our small one. The time from initial contact was about 1 week. The result is gorgeous. We've had many positive comments from friends and neighbors. And our dog never missed a beat, used it right away. No more dog damage, weeding, mowing, etc. It's gorgeous.