The use of artificial grass is fast gaining more popularity than the conventional lawn with many people, it’s a preferred option when considering maintenance and other factors and a perfect solution to the turnoffs being experienced by homeowners. Although it has its pros and cons, it serves to provide a better option than real grass for the following benefits;
- Artificial grass is synthetic so it doesn’t need water for growth and nourishment.
- It has very low maintenance when compared to the conventional lawn
- It’s safer for the entire family especially children who love playing outdoors. The presence of stones can have a very harmful effect on children while playing on the lawn, this is of no concern for artificial grass owners.
- It has no need for mowing.
- There is no need to purchase chemicals for fumigation against pest infestation and diseases.
- It’s highly durable and will always remain green in all seasons.
There are so many uses of the artificial grass being installed in different locations ranging from household to sporting arenas, the major problem encountered is how to successfully install it. The following are suggested steps for you to install your artificial grass;
The first step to take is gathering all the necessary tools and appliances for installation. Which include; a screwdriver, hammer, rake, shovel, hand trowel, roller, adhesive, tape, Stanley knife, timber and the artificial grass. In some cases, the use of sand is seen to be essential, it allows the grass to become somewhat fire resistant. Sand must only be installed when the grass is moist free.
Removal of the turf from the site of installation. It is more efficient to utilize a turf cutter for easier use, it is advised to make a turf removal depth of around 2 to 3.5 inches. The base of the artificial grass must never be built on topsoil, this measurement should be followed to reduce the risks of the artificial grass not being laid properly.
Thirdly, we would recommend compacting the ground with a roller and settle the weed killing membrane. This function is to prevent any sort of undergrowth of weeds which can destroy the base of the artificial grass.
To decrease the risk of your artificial grass being layered on an uneven surface, we would suggest rolling the ground again.
Applying the sand. When compacting the sand down add a small amount of water to increase compaction. Reintroduce the roller to create a levelled surface.
Timber edges play an important role in the instalment of artificial grass. They’re thin slabs of timber, which are placed around the edges of the sand. This prevents the sand from moving and fracturing.
After the timber edges have been laid, the artificial grass is ready to be placed in its new home. Carefully place the artificial grass down onto the sand, it is important not to rush this step. The base layer may be affected and cause an uneven surface.
When the grass has settled, cut and trim the edges and join the sections of grass together, to complete this step we recommend you use tape and adhesive. Pin the artificial grass down with landscape pins, this holds the grass in position. After a couple of hours, brush the grass to remove any debris which may have fallen.
If you’d like to speak to us about our artificial grass installation services, feel free to get in touch.