Whether you decide to do this as a DIY project or pay to have your grass installed, please do carefully read our installation guides below to ensure not only correct installation but that your lawn comes out looking the best it can!
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Before you get started make sure you have all the tools and equipment needed to install your artificial grass by checking out our essentials list here!
Make sure you clear the area of any turf and ensure there are no large bumps or rocks on top of the surface.
Install an edge to the area to ensure that the edge of the lawn is neat and durable, reducing the risk of fraying
Lay the base. You will need a base that is less made up of particles than are 5mm such as ‘Fine Type 1’ and ‘Grano Dust’. Compress the base using a compactor to ensure that the surface is between 40-60mm thick, making sure the base is at least 20mm lower than top of the edging.
(You may wish to lay a weed membrane once the base in complete to prevent weeds growing through your artificial lawn).
One the base is complete lay your grass out onto the surface, ensuring that there is some overlap on the edges and that the pile runs the same way. Once laid out allow the grass to settle for a couple of hours and carefully cut the overlapping edge pieces to make a fine, crisp edge and voila your artificial lawn is complete!
Step 5. (optional)
To provide additional stability and weight to your artificial grass you may wish to infill the grass with 50 kilos per meter square with kiln dried sand, spread into an even layer and then brushed after settling for a couple of hours to restore the pile.
(We recommend that pet owners do not use a sand infill when installing their artificial grass as this can cause unwanted odours)
For more information on how to maintain your artificial lawn here our instruction guide here.
Joining Two Roll Ends Together
Depending on the size of your garden you may find you have to join two rolls together. To make sure you get a professional looking finish, read our following guide carefully and ensure your join isn’t visible once complete.
Line up the rolls ensuring the pile is in the same direction. Locate the third and fourth row of stitching on the back of the first roll and cut using a sharp blade (ensuring you dont cut the grass blades). Repeat this process on the second roll of grass and cut off any excess.
Join up the two edges of each roll and then fold back the edges allowing enough room for you to roll out the joining tape with the shiny side of the tape facing down. Then using a cartridge gun and spreader apply the adhesive evenly along the tape.
Starting at one end, fold the two ends of artificial grass back down onto the adhesive tape, taking care to make sure both ends meet securely together and no grass blades are stuck in the glue. Once complete, walk gently over the edges to ensure they are firmly stuck down, making any small adjustments where the tape is showing through.
Leave for a couple of hours – or a day in very cold condition – to allow the glue to set and your artificial lawn is complete.