Our experts have used artificial grass products for many years and are on hand to advise or provide assistance with your artificial grass installation process, to ensure the job is completed to a professional standard.


Installation guide for laying artificial grass

The Grass Factory is a supplier and artificial grass installation company based in Blackburn.

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 artificial grass installation 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. If you have not used artificial grass before, 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 adhesives such as our artificial grass glue.

The edges can be nailed or screwed 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 full details and costs regarding an artificial grass installation, or just to talk through the fitting instructions for artificial grass, please contact us today and we will give you the best prices and advice on how to lay synthetic grass in your garden.

Our experts have used artificial grass products for many years and are on hand to advise or provide assistance with your artificial grass installation process, to ensure the job is completed to a professional standard.

Be sure to check the above artificial grass installation instructions 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.

Call our team now on 01254 292630 or email your query to sales@thegrassfactory.co.uk

Installation FAQ's

Yes, if you feel confident in preparing your base and fitting your grass, you can do it yourself. For installation information, see our Installation Guide here or contact us to discuss. If you aren’t confident in fitting the grass yourself, then give us a call and we can try to help you find someone for the job. The Grass Factory also offer our own fitting service for nationwide school/commercial projects, as well as local domestic grass installations. We’re only a phone call away - 01254 292 630.

You can lay your grass whichever way you’d like. Each direction will give a different view, so it depends on how you would like it. At The Grass Factory, we personally advise to look INTO the pile as this gives a lush, full coloured appearance – however, being specific about the placement direction can affect the amount of grass you need as it only comes in 2, 4 or 5 metre widths so again, it is up to the customer.

The easiest way to measure an awkward shaped garden is to square it off as much as possible. This will apply to circular, triangular, and angled areas. You will then need to cut your shapes/angles in from these pieces. This will cause wastage on your grass but its better to have more, than not enough. If you are confident to do so and want to eliminate wastage, you can also draw your garden to scale on graph paper and that way you can look at the possibility to use wastage from one area to use in another area.