Artificial Grass for Balconies
22nd February 2017 | by Burts Grass | posted in News
With space at an absolute premium these days it is important to wisely use every single square metre of your property to the absolute maximum. One way of doing this is to make sure you use your balcony to its full potential and making it look attractive is a big step towards that goal.
For people living in flats the balcony is perhaps the one place to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine but quite often it is a dull and boring place to be. That is where artificial grass comes in handy! Combined with clever planting with colourful pot plants artificial grass flooring can really brighten up what would otherwise be a potentially dull and drab area.
Generally speaking installing artificial grass on balconies is a fairly straight forward DIY task. Many balconies have a suitable sub-floor made of concrete that is flat, sound and has good drainage. This is an ideal surface to lay your artificial grass. If you do not have a good surface to put your new fake lawn on you might have to do some extra leg work to make your dream escape possible!
Steps to a good Finish
What type of surface are you intending to lay the grass on?
Artificial grass it can be laid on top of concrete, paving, brick, wooden decking or just about any hard surface. If laying on wood decking make sure there are sufficient gaps between the planks for drainage otherwise the wood might rot.
Is your surface flat?
Artificial grass must be laid on an even surface otherwise the look will be wong and might create problems such as drainage issues or trip hazards! If the surface is fairly flat you might benefit from laying an underlay first to help smooth out the imperfections.
Does your balcony have good drainage?
If your drainage is poor water build up is likely when it rains which could cause problems. Make sure your drainage is sorted before you lay the grass.
Installing artificial grass on a balcony
Installation of the artificial grass on the balcony should be an easy DIY job.
If you have any joins use the adhesive jointing tape and adhere the edges by using either the double sided tape or glue to secure the grass in place around the perimeter of the area making sure to leave gaps for drainage. You should also take care to fasten the grass around entrances to prevent those nasty trip hazards.
If you are laying onto a timber sub-floor you can nail round the perimeter rather than using glue or tape. Finally put those nice heavy plant pots and chairs to keep the grass secure.