You’ve made the decision to switch to artificial grass. First, have you chosen the right artificial grass for your project? Synthetic turf comes in numerous styles, and quality can vary significantly. The product you choose will directly and significantly affect the look, longevity, and value of your installation. But did you know that how your artificial grass is installed will also determine the appearance, longevity, and value of your investment?
Step 1: Planning and Measure your Area
The first step is to plan out and measure your garden, figure out how much artificial grass and which accessories you will need. The artificial grass has a width of 2m or 4m and a length of up to 25m. Roughly calculating how many rolls need to be ordered will help you avoid a high amount of waste and ensure that you don’t overspend, maintaining the project cost-effective.
Step 2: Pre-installation
Water pipes and electric lines may be found under the surface of your desired installation area. Remove them if you don’t need them anymore. Add required drainage pipes for easy water clear out.
Step 3: Prepare the area
Artificial grass can be installed on a variety of different surfaces.
Ground preparation before installing the base material for artificial turf for soil/dirt surfaces. Before installing grass, the first thing you do is to kill grassroots and weeds. Spray the area with a non-toxic weed killer you trust. Lightly wet the area and go over it with a compactor until you achieve a smooth surface.
Step 4: Base preparation for concrete surfaces
Clean existing concrete: The uniform standard for the base is that the surface needs to be smooth, clean, and level. First, clean your area thoroughly, and then check for uneven surfaces. If they aren’t too uneven and can be fixed, you can use self-leveling compounds.
Step 5: Attach artificial grass
Unroll the artificial turf over the area, and then let the turf sit in the sun for 30 mins to an hour – this allows any creases to fall out as well as the condition of the grass yarn will be better.
Step 6: Trim down any unwanted grass
The edges of the grass patch are the weakest parts of the turf. To avoid the edges of your artificial grass caving to either side, eliminate the problem early. Cut the grass to shape using scissors or a sharp knife for a perfect fit. Take your time to carefully cut around any obstacles like trees, planter beds, or drains.
Step 7: Sprinkle and brush silica sand
To finish, spread silica sand across your artificial grass, building the depth in layers. We recommend 6-8kg of sand per square meter of lawn. For the best results, we recommend brushing the pile before, during, and after. Brush against the pile fiber direction to encourage the individual grass tufts to stand upright.