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Installation Guide for Laying Artificial Grass

How it is installed

Most of our artificial grass surfaces can be used to replace a lawn or similar after surface preparation, while all of them can be installed directly on a hard surface, e.g. stone, concrete. However; many people are not sure how to lay artificial lawn which is why we have provided a useful guide below so that you can learn how to install fake grass yourself.

How to install artificial grass

Laying artificial grass is a process which is relatively simple yet needs to be done in a precise method to achieve best result on completion. Below is a brief guide explaining the optimum way and solution for installing artificial grass and laying fake grass in the correct manner.

How to lay artificial grass for existing lawns and similar surfaces:

With an artificial lawn installation, soil is removed to a depth of about 10cm and a ground stabilising weed membrane is laid, followed by a compacted layer of coarse aggregate, a thin, compacted layer of grit sand and then the artificial grass. The grass can be cut to fit your lawn and joined using special jointing tape and adhesive.

The edges can be nailed to tanalised wood batons. The grass can be wrapped over the edge of the wood or, if there are paving stones against the grass, nailed to the top so that the paving stones form an edge. Edging stones can then be laid to give a particularly pleasing appearance to your artificial grass installation.

How to lay artificial grass for hard surfaces, e.g. stone, concrete:

After ensuring that the surface is smooth, the artificial grass may be glued directly onto the surface, or otherwise held in place.

When fitting artificial grass, some grasses need a sand dressing. Silica sand is brushed into the lawn and settles down gradually during rain. The sand helps to hold the lawn down and gives some protection after you install artificial grass turf and lawns.

For full installation information on how to lay fake grass please see our Artificial Grass Installation Guide. For details on artificial grass installation cost by the experts, please contact us today and we will give you the best price and advice on how to lay synthetic grass in your garden.

Our experts are on hand to install or provide assistance with your fake grass installation to ensure the end result is a professional lay.

Be sure to check the above information when installing synthetic grass or as mentioned should you not feel confident in doing this yourself, give us a call to enquire about a professional installation of artificial grass for your home.