A typical, worn, muddy, rear garden lawn. Use our measurement guide to help correctly size the amount of artificial grass you require.
Strip all existing grass, weeds and vegetation. Grade out soil to approximate levels and firm thoroughly. Remove any large and protruding stones.
LAY SAND BASE
Spread a thin layer of sharp sand to blind over the soil. Screed out to final levels and consolidate.
Although optional, it is recommended that you lay a Geotextile fabric layer to prevent any chance of weed growth through the surface’s drainage holes before moving on to the installation of your artificial lawn.
ROLL OUT ARTIFICIAL GRASS
Roll out the artificial grass, working on the carpet and not the levelled base. Ensure the grass carpet is positioned to minimise cuts, joins and wastage. If joining, make sure that the grass is laid with the pile running in the same direction on each piece. Add a small amount of kiln dried sand to ensure the grass remains in position.
TRIM GRASS TO SHAPE
Cut the grass to shape using scissors or a Stanley knife to ensure a perfect fit for your artificial grass.
When joining the carpet strips, ensure the pile runs in the same direction. Cut off the manufacturing edge strip (if present) and butt two edges together. Fold back the edges and position jointing tape (smooth side down) so that the edges of the carpet meet down the centre of the tape when joined. Apply adhesive in a zig-zag motion to the rougher side of the tape allowing one cartridge for approximately three metres. Press carpet into wet adhesive. Weight the seam to ensure good contact with the glue until cured. The more care taken over this operation, the neater and less visible the join will be.
Apply the remainder of the kiln dried sand brushing as you go, building up the depth in layers. Do not apply all of the sand in one application. Brush sand into the pile – this should be done immediately after laying artificial grass, while the surface and weather are dry. Brush vigorously against the lay of the pile of carpet to encourage the tufts to stand upright; a stiff broom should be used. Additional fixing may be used at the edge of the carpet using broad-headed, 4” or 6” galvanised nails. Alternatively, the grass can be fixed to wooden pegs or timber edging boards before sand filling the grass.
BRUSH IN SAND
Brush sand into the pile - this should be done immediately after laying, while the artificial grass and weather are dry. Brush vigorously against the lay of the pile of carpet to encourage the tufts to stand upright, a stiff broom should be used.