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.
First, prepare the base by eliminating all vegetation and dirt. To create an even surface for your turf, add a layer of sand over the base, and a geotextile membrane.
Laying the Grass
It is crucial to correctly lay artificial grass when installing it. This includes removing weeds, grass as well as preparing the ground, then installing the turf.
Spray the area with a broadspectrum insecticide before you begin laying artificial turf. It can take up four weeks for this process, but it will make the job easier once you get started with laying the sod.
You risk having drainage issues or weeds if you don’t eliminate the grass and weeds that have grown up. These can be a real problem when you’re trying complete the installation, so it’s important to take care of them before installing the sod.
Once you’re prepared to lay the sod down, roll out the artificial grass on the prepared surface. It’s best to place it in a direction that is directed, which means that the blades are bent towards your home rather than being straight up.
Join the Grass
Artificial grass should be properly cut and finished in order to look the best. That means removing the old surface and applying infill.
The preparation of your garden for new grass will require you to get rid of all weeds and stones and ensure that it is strong enough to support the turf. This will require some compaction, but it’s well worth it for drainage.
Once the base is prepared, roll your grass out flat. Then fold the grass 30-40cm each side. Finally, cut 20-30mm off each edge and cutting between grass tufts.
A good rule of thumb is to cut off at least 3 tufts.
Once you have two pieces of artificial grass running parallel to one another Join them with joint tape that is shiny side down along their entire length. Fix the tape at either end with nails or adhesive.
Trimming the grass
The trimming of your lawn is a vital step regardless of whether you are installing artificial grass for your first time or planning for a major landscaping project. This will ensure your lawn looks great and is well-maintained.
You can trim your turf in two ways: vertically (called “edging”) and horizontally (called “trimming”). Edging is done along the borders of driveways, bed spaces and patios.
Do not cut the turf too short that weeds could penetrate the soil. The turf touching the ground can cause the weeds to germinate and grow faster.
Use a blade for cutting to cut the turf as evenly and cleanly as possible. Be careful and slow to make sure that the cuts are smooth and uniform.
Finalizing the Grass
Final steps in laying artificial grass include finishing the base layer and then securing it to the ground. This is an essential part of the process and must be done with the proper care.
Get rid of any large rocks or high spots. This is particularly important if you are installing on a sloped or sloped surface.
For a better finish, be sure to brush the turf blades back and smooth the infill layer. This will ensure that the turf appears natural and also lies flat.
Then, spread the grass onto the base, ensuring that all adjacent sheets face the same way. This is vital for a neat appearance and helps prevent grass from cutting in various directions.
If there are trees or other obstructions in the area, you can make relief cuts to allow the synthetic grass to bend around them. They should be able to touch the base of the tree or obstruction and extend up.