Installation and Maintenance

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.

During dry conditions wet the sub base a day before the installation.  Tack your weed membrane either to the base or your wooden frame border.

Preparing Hard Surfaces (decking, wood, patio, etc)

Any surface imperfections will show through your artificial grass so ideally these should be removed.  Where this is not possible a shock pad can be laid to reduce the irregularities showing.

The fake grass can then be loose laid or fixed with spots of adhesive.  In exposed areas the grass should be adhered or weighted down.

Brush the pile of the grass once installation is complete.

Installation of Artificial Grass
Once you base is prepared you can move onto laying the grass.

Lay out your pre-cut lengths and using a sharp utility knife carefully cut the backing and trim to suit.

You can use adhesive or stainless steel screws on to your wooden batten frame or with stainless nails into the sub-base to securely fix the grass at the perimeter.

Some grass requires kiln dried sand to be applied across the whole installation to aid performance. (please check your product details or read our blog for full information)

Joining of Artificial Grass
Whilst most products are available in 4m wide it might still be required to join the grass.

The edges of the grass should butt up together but sometimes it will be necessary to cut the edges to suit (for example if the surface is not level).  This can be done by laying one roll over the other and cutting to suit. PLEASE make sure that the pile is running in the same direction for each piece.

Fold back the grass and place the seaming tape centrally along the joint line.

Apply the adhesive from the cartridge with at least 2 rows of adhesive per side or  spread the adhesive with a trowel or spatula. 


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.