Artificial grass is becoming more popular within gardens, with many people bringing the fake lawn into their garden. Bringing the artificial lawn look into your space is perfect for family homes with busy lifestyles, stopping time being wasted on mowing your lawn. With the artificial grass addition, time in the garden can be spent relaxing with the stylish grass feature needing small amounts of maintenance.
When bringing artificial grass into the home, there are many choices for a flawless design within your outdoor space. Considering the grass feature for your garden brings the ideal option with the most wonderful artificial turf for your personal look. With rigorous testing, the grass is well suited for any garden space adding a trendy design into your outdoor space.
Laying Artificial Grass
When adding Artificial Grass to the home it is essential to make sure that your lawn is installed correctly. With the addition of artificial grass you can bring the best look into the garden space. If you are opting to lay grass by yourself instead of using an installation service, following the steps will ensure grass is laid efficiently.
Creating the ideal garden design is a simple feature, with the range of artificial grass options within any outdoor area. Artificial Grass can be laid in many areas, with a wide range of options. Whatever the style you are looking to add, you can bring a sophisticated space int both front and back gardens.
STEP 1: When looking to upgrade the garden with artificial grass options, the first important feature is to measure the area. Calculating the amount of grass you will need is an important factor, ensuring you purchase the right amount for your outdoor space.
STEP 2: After choosing the perfect fake grass option for your space and the installation date has arrived removing existing turf is the next step. A sharp spade should be used to remove turf, simply cutting the grass into small squares. These squares should be cut approximately two inches deep and ten inches long and wide.
STEP 3: Once existing turf has been removed, the area needs leveling off making sure the ground is level for installation. After ground is leveled, a liberal layer of dust granite stone or similar should be installed. Leveling out the area, create a crowned profile producing a natural appearance for the installation of artificial grass.
STEP 4: When area is level, the weed membrane should be installed, stretched out and fixed using 4” nails around the perimeters before being trimmed.
STEP 5: Artificial Grass can now be unrolled and positioned into space, running towards the house within back gardens and facing out on front lawns. When laying artificial grass ensure that it fits to the outer perimeters, folding back when there is an obstacle before cutting between the tufts. Make sure not to trim any of the grass blades as this will create a poor seam.
STEP 6: If grass fits too tightly around the obstacle, splice the artificial grass around the bottom of the obstacle. This will release any tension, allowing the grass to lay flat. Once the two edges have been cut they should come together around the obstacle. If not, the grass is still under tension and needs cutting further.
STEP 7: If artificial grass needs joining, jointing tape should be laid blotting side up with the shiny side down and nailed in place. Before you continue to fit the artificial grass, check the alignment and trim at the perimeter edge near the joint. This will ensure that the joint isn’t disturbed once the adhesive has been applied to the grass.
STEP 8: When fitting grass, apply adhesive just under the grass edge, following with another bead at the front edge. Carefully bring together the second piece taking care not to bury the tufts and lightly pressurising the seam dispersing the adhesives. Using 4” galvanised nails, seams should be nailed up at leading edges and staggered down the seam.
STEP 9: When nailing seams, open the pile up ensuring the nails do not bury any tufts. Trim the perimeter edges, nailing at the corners and approximately every 0.75m. When the pile runs away from the perimeter edge, kink the grass brushing the pile with your hand encouraging it to run to the edge.
STEP 10: Once the artificial grass has been laid, seamed and nailed a heavy layer of Kiln Dried Sand should be installed into the perimeters. Ensure that you claw the pile open and the perimeter edges are completely loaded with sand. You will need to evenly applying 6-8kgs per square metre brushing the sand with a stiff yard brush.
Now you have finished laying your artificial grass, you can spend time outside and enjoy your new garden space. With the perfect artificial grass finishing off the garden, the weather can be enjoyed in a nice relaxing space.