Make sure you are wearing appropriate safety protection throughout the entire process.
Step 1 Work out the size of the area you want to replace. Calculate this in square metres.
Step 2 Position the rolls so that you minimize the number of joints. Allow some extra lawn length for a small amount of wastage depending on the design of your garden and how the rolls are laid.
Our artificial grass is supplied in two widths; 2m (200cm) and 4m (400cm) and can be cut to any length up to a maximum of 25m. When using any of our products if multiple pieces are required, it is important that all areas be laid in the same direction to ensure the best finish and wherever possible, in such a way that you are looking into the pile
Step 3 Order your grass, fixings and the accessories you require on line insert your webpage or by calling our sales department on insert number.
If you need help we’re here to guide you every step of the way and make sure your lawn looks great. Get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to answer your questions and help you to a perfect installation.
You might need a weed membrane, underfelt, ground fixing pins, tubs or tubes of adhesive, joining tape, mastic gun tool, adhesive spreader and craft knife. Just visit our on-line shop. We can supply everything you need and advise you exactly what to do, just ask.
With just a little preparation you can achieve some great results and substantial savings by installing your new lawn yourself.
Laying on soil or sand base
For best results you should lay your turf on a 35mm layer of compacted sharp sand. To maintain levels it may be necessary to remove an equivalent amount of the top soil. It is un-wise to leave vegetable material under your new grass as this will rot down unevenly. The ground or sand should be compacted. For smaller areas you can do this with the back of a shovel or builders plank, or for larger areas use a vibrating plate compactor which can be hired at most equipment hire centres.
Should be laid immediately under the grass, this stops any seeds finding their way into the sand and germinating. Overlap the membrane by at least 100mm and take right to the edge of the area.
Lay the artificial grass on top of the membrane. Allow approximately 50mm of Artificial Grass to trim off to make that perfect edge. It’s a good idea to leave the grass for a day to settle. This helps to stop any creasing or wrinkling.
Butt any grass edges together, when you are satisfied with the result, peel the grass back and lay our fibreglass backing tape under the join. Using a spreader apply our Aqua Bond mastic adhesive or multi purpose adhesive to the tape, then simply fold back the grass taking care not to squeeze the adhesive up on to the grass strands.
Simply using a sharp craft knife and a straight edge where required, cut and trim your artificial grass to fit. Try to ensure there are no gaps between walls /paving/hardscaping and your grass, or if the lawn is laid to a raw edge such as a curved flowerbed then measure twice, cut once!
Always use sharp blades and change the blade regularly.
Use our ground pins, nailed into the ground at an angle every 200mm to secure the perimeter. Alternatively you can create a small concrete haunch to glue to, or bury lengths of treated timber to nail or tack to.
Laying on decking or for temporary use
Lay the artificial grass out and trim to size. It will stay flat under its own weight. Garden furniture or planters can be used to hold it down in areas that are exposed to strong winds.
To provide a softer more absorbent feel, loose lay under the grass a 12mm exterior under felt, available from our store. Ensure that any joints are neatly butted together.
Use our Aqua Bond Adhesives to stick it to any smooth surface.
Use a staple gun or tack/nail to fix directly to wood
To lay on concrete or a patio base
Firstly, make sure that the surface to be covered is clean and smooth. A self-leveling compound may be required to remove surface imperfections that may show through to the top surface especially on thinner pile height products. This can be purchased from DIY stores.
To provide a softer more absorbent feel, loose lay under the grass a 12mm exterior under felt available from our store. Ensure that any joints are neatly butted together. Lay, join and trim the artificial grass as above
Laying on flat roofs
It is important to establish that the prospective roof will bear weight and critically important not to puncture the waterproof membrane. Loose laying will avoid this. The recommended way to lay artificial grass to roof tops, is to weigh it down. You can do this by spreading 10 kg /m2 of silica sand into the pile of the grass. Certain roof systems will require a separating membrane between the artificial grass and the waterproof system, we often use a geotextile membrane. (Terram 1000 or similar) Our Aqua Bond adhesive would provide a more permanent fix but you should take local professional advice prior to making any permanent fix to flat roofs.
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