Artificial Grass Installation
Before starting the installation, it is necessary to familiarise yourself with the basic procedure. The details for preparing a standard artificial grass are given below.
The area first has to be excavated which involves removing the old turf. This can be achieved with either a sharp spade or a turf cutter. The ground then has to be compacted using either a whacking or vibrating plate. Your perimeter has to be prepared for the artificial grass by inserting stakes and battens all the way round the area. This provides support and gives strength to the product being laid. It would be appropriate to spray a weed killer on the soil to kill off any potential weeds. The area should then be filled with sand to the appropriate depth and level. Applying the vibrating plate will compact the sand in readiness for the artificial grass installation.
Cut and Stick Down
Roll the artificial grass out and align the seams. Then apply weights to the grass to prevent any movement. Cut around the borders to match the shape of your garden and tack the perimeter. You may also need to trim any overlap between adjacent rolls. Now fold back the grass at the seams and slide tape underneath before applying adhesive to the tape. The grass can then be pressed down onto the adhesive whilst ensuring the seam joins at the correct position. It is important to avoid gaps (too short) or creases (too long). After all the grass has been glued to the base you can nail in the perimeters to secure your new artificial lawn.
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Local Artificial Lawn Company
A full installation service is offered by many artificial lawn companies and many people will find this preferable to DIY. Find a local company from our list of turf suppliers. Below are some featured turf suppliers that offer a lawn installation service across the UK and Ireland; namely As Good As Grass London (mainland UK), South Coast Artificial Lawns (Devon and Cornwall), Sanctuary Synthetics (Ireland).