Artificial grass can be used to replace natural grass, or to add beauty and comfort to your patio, balcony or lawn. It’s simple to install.
To start, prepare the base by flatting out any dirt and taking away any vegetation. To create a level surface for your turf you can add a layer of sand to the base and a geotextile membrane.
Laying the grass
If you are installing artificial grass it is essential to lay it correctly. This involves removing the grass and weeds that are already there and preparing the ground and then installing the turf.
Spray the area with a broadspectrum insecticide prior you begin laying artificial turf. It can take up to four weeks to complete this process however it will make your job easier once you get started in laying the sod.
You run the risk of experiencing drainage issues or weed issues if you don’t get rid of the grass and weeds that have grown up. These issues can cause problems when you try to complete the installation. It’s important to be careful before installing the sod.
When you’re ready lay the sod over the surface, roll out the artificial turf. It’s best to lay it in a direction that’s in a direction, which means the blades bend towards your home, rather than standing straight up.
Join the Grass
If you want your artificial grass to appear as good as it can it should be properly cut and finished. That means removing the old surface, and then putting infill.
Preparing your ground for new grass will require you to get rid of all weeds and stones and ensure it is stable enough to support the turf. This will require a good amount of compaction, but it is worthwhile for the benefits of good drainage.
After the base is ready, roll your grass flat. Then fold it back 30-40cm along each side. Then cut 20-30mm off each edge by cutting in between the hairs.
A good rule of thumb is to cut off at least 3 tufts.
When you have two pieces of artificial grass that run parallel to each other Join them with joint tape with shiny sides throughout their length. Attach the tape at either end using nails or adhesive.
Trimming the Grass
The trimming of the lawn is a must when you’re installing artificial grass for your first time or planning for an extensive landscaping project. This will ensure that your lawn is even and looks beautiful!
You can trim your turf in two ways horizontally (called “edging”) and horizontally (called “trimming”). Edging is performed along the borders of bed spaces, driveways and patios.
When trimming your turf, try to not cut it too that weeds could enter the soil. The turf touching the ground can cause the weeds to germinate and grow faster.
Utilize a razor blade cut the turf as evenly and precisely as you can. To ensure smooth and consistent cuts, take your time and be careful.
Finishing the Grass
The last step in installing artificial grass is finishing the base layer and fixing the turf to the ground. This is an important step and should be taken with care.
The area should be level and you should rake away any large stones or high points. This is especially important if you are installing on a sloped or sloped surface.
For a better finish, you should brush the turf blades back and smooth the infill layer. This ensures that the turf looks natural and lays flat without bumps.
Then, you roll the grass over the base. Make sure that all sheets are facing the same direction. This is vital for good appearance and stops grass from cutting in different directions.
If there are trees or other obstructions within the space, cut relief cuts to allow the synthetic grass to be able to bend around them. These should touch the base of the obstruction or tree and extend from the base to the top.