The Eight Basics
1) Excavation of ground – depending on existing garden, remove earth to a depth of between 40mm and 70mm below the finishing height.
2) Preparation of sub base material – fill the area with granite chippings to a depth of 10mm below finish height. Rake over and screed the area to the perfect contour for your artificial grass to be installed on. Compact the area with a heavy-duty garden roller or petrol vibrating plate.
3) Geo-tech membrane – cover the whole area with a porous geo- tech membrane (visit our shop for details). Hammer 75mm nails into the ground to keep the membrane in place.
4) Installation of chosen grass – unroll your chosen artificial grass (for information on different options, visit our shop) onto the membrane in a way that maximises the use of the product. Make sure the grass is pulled flat. Be sure that when joining two lengths together that both piles run in the same direction.
5) Preparation for join if needed – once step 5 has been carried out, pull grass roll 1 so that there is an even 5mm gap between role 1 and roll 2. Now fold back the edges of roll 1 and roll 2.
6) Joining tape – lay the joining tape and apply your heavy duty joining glue to joining tape. Carefully roll back both edges of grass so that they meet and glue together.
7) Shaping the edges – cut the perimeter of grass to desired shape with a sharp stanley knife.
8) The final touch – infill and sweep kiln dried sand over the whole area.
For all your free advice please contact us we are happy to help.
Or visit our shop where we offer free artificial grass samples, joining tape, Geo-tech membrane, and strong joining glue.
DIY Artificial Grass – Guidelines For Measuring
If you decide to install your own artificial grass, it is your responsibility to correctly measure your proposed site, remembering to allow for wastage. Key points to bear in mind:
1. You can choose from 2m or 4m width rolls.
2. Aim to have as few joints as possible.
3. If your site is not a regular square or rectangle, draw the shape of your site to scale on a grid.
Metric / Imperial measurements for reference:
1 metre = 3 feet 3″ approx
2 metres = 6 feet 7″ approx
4 metres = 13 feet 1″ approx