Levelling Out the Playing Field
Before laying your artificial lawn, it is vitally important to ensure that the ground you will be laying it on is as smooth, level, and even as possible. Make absolutely sure that there are no lumps, bumps or stones that will make your new lawn look uneven in the future. These will be much harder to deal with once the grass is in place, so it’s a lot easier to deal with it at the earliest stage. This kind of checking and preparatory work will not only allow your artificial grass to settle easier, but it will also help with drainage and will look much more aesthetically pleasing.
Subbase For That Perfect Look
Once you have levelled out your soil, apply a thin layer of crushed granite stone (or other crushed stone aggregates) to consolidate. We recommend a 25mm layer (no more than 50mm maximum depth) for a solid base with good drainage. Drainage is important to keep your lawn looking its best all year round.
You can now also add a Geotextile fabric layer to stop any determined weeds from poking through the soil and a sand or shock-absorbing layer to help improve the feel of your new lawn underfoot. When adding the weed membrane at this stage make sure it is pinned into the ground as tightly and evenly as possible for the best possible finish.
Artificial Grass Installation
After everything has been smoothed out, all that remains is the installation of your artificial lawn. Full installation instructions can be found here, and as you will clearly see, it is much easier than you may have first thought!
Just like most other things in life, it is not the process that is difficult; rather, it is the preparation that requires vigilance. While the process involved in the preparation for artificial grass installation might seem rudimentary, get it right and your new garden will look every bit as good as you expect it to.
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