Installing your grass

Equipment: spade, turf cutter, hand roller or vibrating plate, wheel barrow, a sharp Stanley knife, large pair of sharp scissors, stiff brush, tape measure, hammer, pegs and rake. 

Preparing your garden

Step 1: Remove existing turf
Start by removing the existing turf and weeds from your garden. Ideally remove a depth of between 20mm to 40mm.

Step 2: Add a base layer of sand
Spread out a layer of sharp builders sand as a base.

Step 3: Level and compact the surface
Level and compact the sand evenly across the area to ensure a firm base below the grass. The ground doesn't need to be entirely flat and can include gentle slopes or mounds.

Step 4: Add a membrane layer
Roll out weed control over the top of the sand and make sure it overlaps joints of approx. 300mm.

 

How to lay your grass

Step 1: Roll out the artificial grass
Artificial grass when rolled out tends to lean in one direction off the roll, it has a very slight angle to it, therefore you should always lay the grass in the same direction.
Grass Direction

Roll out the grass to cover the area. Trim the edges of the artificial grass rolls with sharp Stanley knife or carpet scissors.

Step 2: Joining the artificial grass
It is important to make sure the grass rolls are laid in the same direction and that the blades of grass all point the same way. Lay the rolls directly next to each other with no blades caught in-between.

For long joins it is advisable to use our non-adhesive joining tape and for short joins to use our adhesive tape. When using the non-adhesive tape,  roll out the joining tape so that green side is facing upwards and apply the adhesive and place the edges onto the tape, making sure no blades touch the glue.

Jointing Tape

 

Fixing down your grass

Step 1: Fix rolls together
Once you have rolled out all of the grass, the different rolls need to be glued together.  To create a seamless effect, ruffle up the grass fibres at the joints to disguise the seal.

Step 2: Pins or pegs to fix down roll edges
Fix down the edges of artificial grass rolls by using ground pins or pegs at required intervals, again ruffling the grass over the pin heads to disguise the fact that they are there.

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Step 3: Wooden frame or stakes to fix down roll
When compacting and levelling the ground, you can also bury and fix a wooden frame or stakes around the preimeter of the grass area. Make sure the frame or stakes are level with the surface. Once the grass is rolled into position, you can use nails to secure the grass down.

Step 4: Make your lawn look neat
Finish off by brushing the grass pile with a stiff brush to make it look fuller and more natural.

 

Maintenance

Additional Advice for pet owners: Do not let your pet dig up the surface or pull at the edges. It is advised to remove any faeces as soon as possible by hosing down the area and gently brushing if required. During dry periods, we recommend hosing the whole lawn in order to flush out residues. Lastly, unlike natural turf, non bleaching disinfectant can be applied to artificial grass, if necessary.

There are no warranties regarding this installation information nor any results guaranteed by using the installation information.