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Artificial Grass Accessories You Need

Anyone who has purchased artificial grass for their property understands that it is an investment that requires proper equipment for preservation. It is a low-maintenance solution that does not demand weekly cuts and watering like real grass. However, ensuring that your synthetic turf comes with useful tools will keep it looking fresh for longer.

Here at Artificial Lawn Company, our team has sourced all the artificial lawn accessories any owner should have - jointing tape being one of these. Some of these gadgets are crucial to ensure a smooth finish, while others will come in handy in the future.

Jointing Tape

Jointing tape, also known as joining tape, is necessary for the installation of artificial grass where there will be joins between the grass pieces. Jointing tape is laid under the turf where the seams of two rolls meet. This is to make sure the rolls of artificial grass sit neatly together without compromising the aesthetics of the lawn. Without jointing tape, the seams might become visible, taking away from the natural appearance of good-quality synthetic grass.

While our installation team will use jointing tape as a standard part of the service, this crucial step might be missed by DIY fitters. After finishing the installation job, it can be quite frustrating for homeowners to find mismatched edges that look messy. Mismatched seams also pose a safety hazard, with the potential risk of falls. Our team will always ensure that every fake lawn is fitted with artificial lawn joining tape and installed to the highest quality standards.

Jointing Adhesive

Like jointing tape, the adhesive is important. The adhesive is used along with artificial grass jointing tape to create a smooth seam that will remain intact for years to come—using incorrect, low-quality adhesive risks the overall quality of your new artificial lawn, with the possibility of seams coming away from the tape.

Our synthetic turf fitters must ensure that the two rolls of artificial grass flow in the same direction before being fitted into place. Once the adhesive has dried, it can prove problematic to remove the fake grass from the tape and re-lay without damaging the material. Precision is the key to where artificial lawns are concerned. Each cartridge of our jointing adhesive will do 3m worth of joins.

Geotextile Weed Membrane

A geotextile weed membrane will help to stop annoying weeds from poking through your artificial surface. It is one of the artificial lawn accessories that are essential for achieving the best results. While it is true that the artificial lawn and sub-base prevent potential weeds, something else needs to be done to avoid nuisance growth completely.

Our team highly recommends a weed membrane for anyone wanting an absolutely low-maintenance lawn. With a weed covering in place, you do not need to spend time and money spraying weed killer to keep your garden looking its best.

The weed membrane sits below the artificial grass surface, acting as a barrier against unwanted growth. The membrane for gardens also retains excellent drainage properties, which, during the wet and cold months, reduces the risks of standing water on your lawn.

Shock Pad

An underlay is useful for playgrounds or homes where children are likely to be playing on the surface. This provides an extra level of protection against tumbles and falls, which, as any parent or guardian knows too well, are often unavoidable. A shock pad provides the realistic, soft feeling of walking on a real field or lawn. Without the installation of an artificial lawn shock pad, the chances of accidents and injury increase around play equipment..

From Artificial Lawn Company, two types of shock pads can be purchased, namely Lawnflex and Grassflex. Lawnflex is an 18mm-thick underlay made up of fused polyethene foam pieces, which offer a suitable solution for draining water away from rooftops, decking and concrete areas; it’s also great for back garden sports pitches. However, we would recommend the 35mm-thick Grassflex underlay, which has a tested fall height of 1.5m, as a more suitable solution for areas with children and play equipment..

Grassflex is a popular choice for households with children, schools and sports facilities in order to reduce the risk of serious injury.


A hosepipe is one of the important fake grass tools. Used to water the grassy area, a hosepipe will help clean your synthetic turf – especially if you have pets that are likely to do their business on it.

You won’t have to constantly water your artificial lawn in the same way as real grass. Having a hosepipe to hand will help on the occasions when cleaning up after animals or in case of spillage is needed. The last thing you want is smelly odours ruining your pristine lawn!

Broom, Brush or Plastic Rake

Another key accessory for a perfect artificial lawn is a broom, brush or plastic rake. These are the best tools for lifting the pile of artificial grass after it has been used. It is best to brush the lawn against the direction it was laid for the best results with minimal effort. An artificial lawn broom is also a quick way to remove debris from the lawn. If your lawn has a lot of surrounding foliage, then a leaf blower could also be a great investment for you! We tend to find a normal stiff garden broom is best for lifting the pile. However, the ultimate solution is one of our new artificial lawn power brushes. These are mains operated and have powerful motors for lifting the pile easily. They also feature collection buckets which collect the debris as you look after your lawn.

Get in Touch with Artificial Lawn Company

If you need information on the best accessories recommended by our team or if you are interested in synthetic turf, please get in touch with a member of our team today.

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