Artificial grass can be used to replace natural grass or to enhance the beauty and comfort of your patio, balcony, or lawn. It’s simple to install.
First, prepare the base by taking away all dirt and vegetation. Then add a layer sharp sand and a geotextile membrane to the base to create a level surface to your new turf.
Laying the Grass
It is important to properly lay artificial grass when installing it. This involves removing the existing grass and weeds, preparing the ground, and finally, laying the turf.
Spray the area with a broadspectrum insecticide before you begin laying artificial turf. It can take as long as four weeks to complete this process however it will make your job easier once you get started installing the sod.
If you don’t take care to remove the old grass and weeds, you run the possibility of developing drainage issues or weed issues. These could cause problems when you try to finish the installation. It’s important to be careful before installing the sod.
Once you’re prepared to lay the sod, you can roll out the artificial grass on the prepared surface. It’s best laid in a direction that is in a direction, which means the blades are bent towards your home rather than standing straight up.
Join the Grass
If you want your artificial grass to look as good as it can, it needs to be cut and finished properly. That means removing the old surface and applying infill.
To prepare your base for the new grass, remove all weeds and rocks off the surface and make sure it is adequate to support the turf. This will require some compaction, but it’s well worth it for drainage.
Once the base is prepared Once you have your grass laid out, roll it flat. Then fold it back 30-40cm along each side. Then trim 20-30mm from the edge cutting between grass tufts.
It is a good rule of thumb to cut it in by at most 3 tufts.
When you have two pieces of artificial grass that are parallel to each other connect them using joint tape, shiny side up along their entire length. Attach the tape to the opposite end using nails or adhesive.
Trimming the Grass
The trimming of your lawn is a crucial step when you’re installing artificial grass for the first time or planning the big landscaping project. This will ensure that your lawn is level and looks stunning!
There are two ways to trim your turf either horizontally (called “edging”) or vertically (“trimming”). Edging is performed on the edges of driveways, bed spaces and patios.
Be careful not to cut the turf too short that weeds can penetrate the soil. Having the turf touch the ground allows weeds to germinate easily and grow faster.
With a razor blade, cut the turf as evenly as is possible, making sure not to leave any gaps or wrinkles. To ensure smooth and uniform cuts, take your time and work slowly.
Finalizing the Grass
Final steps in laying artificial grass includes finishing the base layer, and securing it to the ground. This is a crucial part of the process and should be carried out with care and treatment.
Rake the area to level it and then remove any large rocks or high spots. This is especially important if you’re building on a sloped site.
To achieve a better finish, ensure that you brush the turf blades and smoothen the infill layer. This will ensure that the turf looks natural and lies flat.
Then, spread the grass out on the base, making sure that all adjacent sheets face the same direction. This is essential for a neat appearance and helps prevent grass from tearing in different directions.
If there are trees or other objects within the space, cut relief cuts that allow the synthetic grass to move around them. The cut should be at the base of the obstruction or tree and extend from the base going up.