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How to Lay Artificial Grass

How to Lay Artificial Grass

Artificial Grass is a great alternative to a natural lawn. It looks real without all the maintenance so there's no need to cut the grass or water the grass in dry weather. Artificial turf is the perfect solution for a great looking, low maintenance garden. Follow our handy DIY guide below; how to lay artificial grass in 5 easy steps.

You will need the following tools:

We recommend that you wear protective gloves throughout

Preparation:

  1. Remove the existing turf: Before the artificial grass can be laid, you will need to remove the old, existing turf. Using your spade, dig up the turf to a depth of 40mm.
  2. Base Layer of Sand & Level: Fill the turfed area with Building Sand to a depth of 35mm. Level the building sand and ensure that it is smooth and firm. A builder’s plank and a hammer may make this step easier.
  3. Add a Membrane Layer: this will help to prevent weeds from growing through the grass. Roll out the weed membrane over the top of the sand, ensure that any joints are overlapped by at least 300mm.
  4. Roll out Grass: roll out the grass over the area, trying not to move the weed membrane. Run the grass with the blades pointing in the same direction. Once the grass is laid, use the craft knife to neatly cut any excess grass.
  5. Fix it down: fix down the edges by using ground pins every 20cm and ruffle the grass to disguise the pin heads.
  6. Joining 2 rolls together: Using the joining tape, rough side up, spread this along where the two pieces will meet. Add adhesive tape and carefully place the two edges together on the tape.

Finishing touches: Brush the grass with a stiff brush to make it look fuller and more natural.

Happy DIYing!

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