How to prepare for and lay artificial grass
Everyone likes the thought of having a beautiful garden that is almost maintenance free don’t they? These days there are many high quality solutions on the market to make your outdoor living that much better and easier to deal with. With a real grass look and feel our range of artificial grass is the answer to how to achieve such a result. There’s no need to water it in dry weather and the artificial turf is porous so won’t have puddles in the rain: it’s ideal for most gardens.
With these points made, theres no surprise artificial grass is becoming so popular.
We recommend preparing your garden before you buy artificial grass, some gardens are not suitable for this product.
Step 1: Remove existing turf or other surface
Start by removing the existing surface from your garden. For small/medium sized gardens you will be able to do this with a spade, for larger areas you may need to hire some equipment.
Step 2: Add a base layer of builders sand
Lay approximately 35-40mm of builders sharp sand as a base for your turf.
Step 3: Level the surface
You now ned to level and flatten this area. If you happen to have a wacker plate then great, if not you can do this using timber and a large hammer. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but get it as flat as possible. If you would like to mould any curves etc, now is the time to do so.
Step 4: Add a membrane
Roll out a good quality weed membrane over the top of the sand and make sure the overlaps are 300mm approx. Leave a gap at the edge of the grass of 50mm.
How to lay artificial grass:
Step 1: Roll out the artificial grass
Roll out your artificial gras and turn it green side up. Any joins need to be staggered if you are laying various pieces of grass, do not line your joins up.
Step 2: Joining the artificial grass
You need to make sure every piece of carpet if played the same way so the blades are points in the same direction. When joining the edges, make sure there are no blades of grass caught in the join.
How to fix down artificial grass:
Step 1: Fix rolls together
Once you have your grass in position you need to glue or tape your joins, again, making sure you not have any grass in the joins.
Step 2: Create a seamless effect
When you have made a join, using your hand ruffle up the grass to ensure these joins are hidden.
Step 3: Use pins to fix down roll edges
Using your edge pins, secure the turf to the ground along all edges leaving approximately 20cm between.
Step 4: Make your lawn look neat
Rolls of grass can often become flattened in transport so the final touch is to use a garden brush and very ruggedly sweep the grass enabling it to stand up on end and then flatten or lay naturally.
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