DIY Installation/Laying of Artificial Grass [Quick Guide]

Looking for DIY installation/laying of artificial grass in your garden but don’t want to spend too much money? 

Once  you’ve found the perfect artificial grass for your garden the next step is installing it. You can either do the installation yourself or if you're willing to pay the extra bucks to achieve a professional finish, it is highly recommended to get an experienced landscaper or gardener to install it for you. If you are going to install it yourself, below is a complete guide for you to read through.

Installation/Laying of Artificial Grass

We’ve put together a comprehensive guide on how to lay artificial turf in your garden. It includes all the instructions from start to end, by following our guide you will be saving a significant amount of money.

Steps for Installation/laying of Artificial Grass

Planning

The first step of laying Artificial grass is working on your area and planning step by step what you are going to do. You need to measure the width and length of your garden. We recommend you do all the calculations in square meters because most artificial grass websites companies operate by Square meters and not by foot or inches. 

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Once you measure the size of your garden it will determine the quantity of Artificial grass and the amount of materials you need. It will also help to prevent waste and ensure you order the right quantity.

Clear the Existing Surface

In the next step of installation/laying of artificial grass,  you need to cut the grass to a depth of 2” using a grass cutter. In the case of a small area of your garden, you can cut the grass with your hands but if your garden area is relatively large then you can use a grass cutter. 

This is an integral part of preparing your garden and it is also a tiring task. So keep yourself hydrated and take breaks while doing it.

Lay the Base

In the third step, lay a base of granite dust or sharp sand. You can use a piece of timber to drag the dust or sand evenly. For depth, you’ll need to aim for 50mm depth. You can also lay a geotextile membrane if you want your artificial grass to last longer. 

It is an optional step for the installation of artificial grass but we recommend installing this membrane to prevent any weed growth under your grass. Laying a geotextile membrane is an easy step and requires no additional joining material.

Compact the Ground

To compact the ground, you can use a roller or a vibrator plate. You can take them from equipment hire centers at inexpensive rates.

Install Artificial Grass

To install Artificial grass on your weed membrane requires a lot of care because you don’t want to move the membrane. Unroll your grass roll in such a way that it has a specific direction and it all needs to face the same way if you have any joints.

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Trim the Edges

Once you have laid the artificial grass above your weed membrane, you need to trim the extra edges. To do this we highly recommend using a sharp Stanley knife to cut the edges for a perfect fit. 

Joining the Pieces together and Pin them - (If you have Joins)

You need to join the pieces where required with the help of Adhesive glue or tape. Use adhesive before pulling the grass edges together. Also, apply some weight onto the adhesive so it dries out. Pin down the grass using landscaping pins. 

Brush the grass

Lastly, your artificial grass fibers may be relatively flat due to being tightly rolled up. So, you need to brush the fibers using a stiff bristle brush. It will help the individual grass fibers to stand upright.

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