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HOW TO INSTALL ARTIFICIAL GRASS


HOW TO REPLACE NATURAL TURF WITH ARTIFICIAL GRASS

Follow these steps to ensure a lush-looking lawn, no more degradation or muddy paws-all year round!

1. MEASURE YOUR AREA

Work out the width and length of the area you want to cover with artificial grass, considering any joins you may need to have.

2. GATHER YOUR TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

Gather the materials that you will need to install your artificial turf. These will include your geotextile weed killer, a turf cutter, a Stanley knife and accessories, such as tape and glue.

3. REMOVE THE EXISTING SURFACE

This can be done by hand if it is a relatively small area being fitted with artificial grass. For larger areas, use a turf cutter. However, it must be taken into account to never build your base on top soil!

4. COMPACT THE GROUND

Confidently compact the ground by using a vibrating plate or roller. These can usually be hired from equipment hire centres for inexpensive prices.

5. PLACE GRASS EDGING DOWN (OPTIONAL)

Should you desire to use timber or other edging, place this down now. Ensure that edging is not higher than the final grass line, to allow the water to run-off the turf.

6. LAY YOUR SAND OR STONE BASE

Place down a minimum of 40mm of sharp and compacted sand or stone. If the sand is too dry, add a little wet sand

7. COMPACT THE GROUND AGAIN

Confidently compact the ground by using a vibrating plate or roller. These can usually be hired from equipment hire centres for inexpensive prices.

 

8. ROLL OUT YOUR UNDERLAY AND GRASS

Carefully roll out your grass underlay first. Then on top of that, roll out your artificial grass, being careful to not disturb the weed killing underlay. Remember, your grass has a directional pile, so it will all need to face the same way if you have any joins.

We recommend laying the grass with the pile leaning towards your house or main area so that it looks more natural.

If you are installing a performance pad, put this down in between the underlay and grass layer.

9. LET THE GRASS SETTLE

It is advisable to now let your fake grass settle for a minimum of three hours and if possible, overnight. This will stop the grass from wrinkling or creasing.

10. JOIN ANY PIECES TOGETHER (IF REQUIRED)

In order to compose the joins of your grass, use our high-quality outdoor tape and glue, following the instructions on the products. Lay the tape (shiny side down) and apply the adhesive, before pulling the grass edges together and applying some weight to them. This can be achieved with plant pots, stones or other heavy materials.

 

11. TRIM THE EDGES

After the settling process is complete, cut and trim the artificial grass, using a sharp Stanley knife, ensuring the grass is cut neatly around the edges.

12. PIN IT DOWN

When fitting our artificial turf, pin it down using our landscaping pins. Should you be using a timber frame, you will need to utilise flat-headed galvanised nails.

13. BRUSH THE GRASS UP AND RELAX!

Finally, the fibre may be relatively flat from being rolled up, so be sure to brush against the pile to bring the fibres of the artificial grass upright. Then sit back and enjoy your artific