The key to any successful installation of artificial grass is making sure the surface you are going to lay on is suitable and well prepared. By following this simple guide below you will ensure a safe and trouble free installation that you will enjoy for many years to come. Most installations take place onto areas where grass has been laid before or the surface underneath is soil.
Preparing Soft surfaces (soil, lawn, etc)
Remove all vegetation and rocks to leave a bare earth base. We would recommend that you use a suitable weed killer 1-2 weeks before installation to help in this process. Turf can be removed using a spade or a turf cutter for larger areas maybe considered.
A porous base of a minimum of 15mm of sand should be spread, levelled and compacted, this can be done using a batten or ideally a large roller or vibrating plate. The edges of this base can be formed by a wooden frame.
Preparing Hard Surfaces (decking, wood, patio, etc)
Installation of Artificial Grass
Once you base is prepared you can move onto laying the grass.
Joining of Artificial Grass
Whilst most products are available in 4m wide it might still be required to join the grass.
Remove dead leaves and other refuse with a rake, broom or blower. Sweep with a stiff brush to straighten the fibres. Pull out any weeds by hand, the moment they appear. Immediately repair edges if they become detached. Remove stubborn stains with a brush using a 3% ammonia solution, apply ethyl chloride to grease stains and preferably a mix of water and vinegar for organic stains.
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