Looking for DIY fitting/installation 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 pounds 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 step-by-step guide for you to read through.
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We’ve put together a comprehensive guide on how to lay artificial turf in your grass. It includes all the instructions from start to end, by following our guide you will be saving a significant amount of money.
Equipment/Apparatus You’ll Need for Installation of Artificial grass:
- Stanley Knife
- Weed Membrane/Geo-Textile Fabric
- Joining Tape & Adhesive
- Grass Infill - Silica Sand, Hardcore, Sharp Sand or Grano Dust
- Measuring Tape
- Wacker Plate
- Plans for Compacting
- Ground Pins/Galvanized Nails
- Bristle brush/Stiff brush
- Vert Edge Adhesive
Steps for Installing/laying of Artificial grass
The first step of laying Artificial grass is working on your area and planning step by step what you are going to do with it. 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 companies operate in Square meters and not in foot or inches.
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 wastage and ensure you order the right quantity.
2. Clear the Existing Surface
In the next step of laying 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.
3. Lay the Base
In the third step, lay a base of Grano 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 geo-textile 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 geo-textile membrane is an easy step and requires no additional joining material.
4. Compact the Ground
To compact the ground, you can use a roller or a Wacker Plate. You can take them from equipment hire centres at inexpensive rates.
5. 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 the pile of the grass is all facing the same way if you have any joints.
We also recommend letting your artificial grass settle overnight, to allow the grass to settle before laying the grass and if it has any creases leaving it out in the sun will take the creases out. You can also visit our website and shop the best full roll deals of Artificial grass.
6. 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.
7. Joining the Pieces together and Pin them - (If you have Joints)
You need to join the pieces where required with the help of Adhesive glue and Joining/Seaming 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 or standard galvanised nails.
8. Brush the grass
Lastly, your artificial grass fibres may be relatively flat due to being tightly rolled up. So, you need to brush the fibres using a stiff bristle brush. It will help the individual grass fibres to stand upright.
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