Simple follow the DIY artificial grass steps below for a successful first time attempt at installing artificial grass.

Purchase your DIY Artificial Grass online

If you are keen to DIY artificial grass installation, then you need to purchase the synthetic grass first. Our expert team will help you find the synthetic grass that is right for you and your residence. Choosing the right grass can be tricky and with a number of different products available we strive to understand exactly how you want your synthetic grass to add value to your home. With years of experience helping people brighten their homes with synthetic grass we will make it easy to assist you in choosing the right grass to purchase.

Receive your DIY artificial grass delivery

DIY artificial grass installation can be a little testing. We pride ourselves on providing efficient delivery time and getting you started on your synthetic grass installation as quickly as possible. Our team will arrive at your residence with all the turf and accessories which can be ordered from our shop (please note: we do not sell or supply the crushed rock or crusher dust or any base material required) .

DIY Artificial Grass Installation

Our handy step by step guide and video tutorials are all you need to go from backyard desert to synthetic grass oasis as quick as can be. Using simple language and easy to follow video instruction our DIY installation guide will assist you in installing your grass in an efficient and effective manner.

Having second thoughts? Get Easy Turf® to install the grass for you!

A magnificent low maintenance artificial surface starts with correct installation. With Easy Turf, you have the flexibility to install the artificial grass yourself, using our detailed installation instructions, or we can arrange for our team of professionals to install it for you, please make contact with us if you need any support with your turf.

For a more in depth how-to guide for your artificial turf installation, please call 1800 EASY TURF

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Artificial grass installation process made simple

  • Step 1 – Excavate The Surface Correctly
  • Step 2 – Create A Solid Base
  • Step 3 – Apply, Level & Compact Crusher Dust
  • Step 4 – Lay Your Synthetic Grass
  • Step 5 – Secure Joins With Tape
  • Step 6 – Correct the Direction
  • Step 7 – Cut Excess Grass As Required
  • Step 8 – Apply Silica Sand
  • Step 9 – Time To Admire


To ensure your synthetic grass is appropriately installed it is critical to first excavate the surface where your turf will forever take pride of place. To do this all pre-existing grass and roots must be removed and the existing surface is excavated to the required level, approximately 80 – 100 mm below the joining surface. A shovel, rake and wheelbarrow is all that is required for this step.

You will want to make sure that you are building a nice flat surface for your synthetic grass to sit on top of. This first part of this process is to apply a 50mm – 70mm base of crushed rock and to smooth this out across the surface. Next, you’ll need to wet and compact the crushed rock using a vibrating plate or hand tap. The crushed rock acts as a support base for your lawn and will assist drainage. All base material will need to be sourced from your local garden supply store (we do not sell any base material required).A Rake, shovel, wheelbarrow, hose and hand tap/compactor is all that is required for this step.

Now apply a 20 mm– 40mm layer of crusher dust on top of the crushed rock layer. Crusher dust is a free from any big rocks and compacts down nicely, ensuring your synthetic grass has a smooth and even surface to sit on top of. You must level out the crusher dust and finally wet and compact it for a smooth, even finish. Once again we will supply you with appropriate crusher dust, all you need is your wheelbarrow, shovel, rake, hand tap/compactor! Handy Tip – compacted base height should sit around 10mm below adjoining surface.

Now it’s time to lay your synthetic grass on top of your prepared surface. If you have multiple pieces of synthetic grass you will need to lay the grass in the same direction. To do this simply make sure the blades of the synthetic grass are all facing the same way. For this step you will just need your purchased synthetic grass and a little bit of strength/help to move the grass around. Handy Tip – synthetic grass is directional, the slightly better viewpoint is with blades facing toward you, side view is also good, from behind is least favourable. Once brushed up all angles are quite good, although just something to keep in mind.

You want your synthetic grass to take on an authentic look and therefore making sure your joins are perfect is very important. Once you have rolled your grass out you will want to ensure that you have lined the joins up right next to each other with the surface below completely hidden. When you’re happy with this, fold both layers of synthetic grass back and place the joining tape on the surface – sticky side up! Then peel off the white layer. Carefully place the grass back down on top of the joining tape, placing some weight/pressure on top of the grass. Once the join is secure with the joining tape then place nails or U pins 300mm apart on both sides. All you will require for this step is your joining tape, hammer and nails/U pins. Handy Tip – If you have enough room on the grass remove 1 – 2 rows on each side with a utility knife, this will help to make a nice clean join.

Almost there. As you will see there is likely to be synthetic grass hanging over your edges. No problem though, just take a utility knife and carefully cut off the excess grass where required. All you will require for this step is a utility knife and fresh blades.
Handy Tip – Make sure blades are always sharp, change blades every 3 or 4 cuts.

Now that all your grass is installed and cut into place, you will need to secure the edges. Using either 150mm nails or U pins, place these 200mm apart around all edges and hammer them in with a hammer. All you will need for this step is nails/Upins and a hammer. Handy Tip – before you hammer the nail/u pin all the way to the ground, flick the grass blades out from under the end of the nail/U pin, so it doesn’t trap all the grass blades. This will ensure nails or U pins will not remain obvious or visible.

Starting to look good now! The final step is to take the specially graded dry sand and spread this evenly across your brand new synthetic grass area. Brush this across the surface evenly again so no sand is showing on top, you can use a synthetic turf power broom or push broom to do this. This final step will ensure your grass is weighed down and the blades of the grass remain standing. All you will need for this step is a stiff broom or a power broom. Handy Tip – try and do this on a sunny day if possible, the sun will help the blades of grass open up and stand up naturally.

Crack a beer or pour a glass of wine! You’re finished legend! Now sit back and invite all your friends around to admire your handy work and tell them how awesome you are!

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    Commonly asked Artificial Turf Questions

    Why should you go with Easy Turf for your artificial turf?

    We are an industry leading supplier and installer of high quality artificial grass in Australia. As industry experts we can give you the best advice for when you are laying your synthetic grass. Installing artificial turf can provide a rewarding experience to your family and household as it frees you from the hassles and expense of owning a traditional lawn.


    If you have any questions on artificial grass, we are happy to help answer any of your questions around the installation of your synthetic grass. How to get in contact? Reach us on 1300 475 499 or, at


    We have a step by step guide on laying your synthetic grass into simple steps. The guide will run you through:

    • Getting ready – your checklist
    • Measuring up for synthetic grass
    • Choosing the right grass for you
    • Preparing the ground for your synthetic grass
    • Rolling and pegging out your grass 

    Expert tips for natural-looking artificial grass

    Why you should double check your Artificial Turf measurements

    When measuring up for artificial grass installation it’s crucial to know exactly how much artificial turf you are going to need for your project. Just imagine being short a few square metres on your project or you have massively over-ordered your artificial turf. Double check your measurements and also ensure you order slightly more artificial turf than you think in case there is miscalculation or errors.

    How do you prepare the ground for synthetic grass?

    Preparing the base so that it is rubble-free, smooth and flat is essential to the success of your DIY turf-laying project. Skip a step and you risk unwanted lumps and bumps. 

    Remove any existing turf and soil including any stones, pebbles and debris. We suggest you dig to around 7.5cm deep.


    1. To prevent any regrowth from weeds and unwanted plants, place a plastic membrane over the entire cleared area. 
    2. Apply a thin layer of crushed stone over the top of the plastic membrane.
    3. Use planks of wood to create a new layer over the top of the crushed stone. 
    4. If you are laying your artificial grass over the top of concrete or paving stones, it’s essential to check that it is level. If not, you will need to use a spirit level and create extra height with additional concrete or other materials. You will also need to make sure that there is adequate drainage close by to handle excess rain and water.
    5. We recommend that you use a foam underlay on the top of the concrete to create a more comfortable feel underfoot. Easy Turf suggests using 5mm of foam underlay on top of concrete and pavers to give some softness.
    6. Use a compactor where necessary to ensure a level and robust finish to your foundations.
    How to roll out and peg your synthetic grass

    Once you have the foundations in place, it is time to peg out your turf, a crucial step before you permanently fix it into position. Follow these steps to ensure the best results.

    Slowly unroll your synthetic turf over the carefully prepared foundations.
    Use your nails and/or pegs and place at even intervals along the turf but about 30-40cm from the edge to hold it in place (the space between the nail and the edge of the grass will be held down by the adhesive tape used in step D).
    If you are using artificial grass on concrete, paving stone or hard floor, use industrial-strength synthetic turf glue instead of nails. As before, leave a gap of approximately 30-40cm to the edge of the grass to allow for the use of tape.
    Add the next strip of artificial grass and use the same principles, either nailing/pegging or glueing in place and leaving the space to allow for taping.
    As you lay the consecutive strips, be careful to ensure that the pile of the grass is running in the same direction (if the fibres are pointing in alternate ways you will have an uneven stripe in your grass). If in doubt, use your hand to feel which way the threads are pointing.
    Once you have covered all your area with synthetic turf you are ready for the next step. Use your industrial strength tape to connect adjoining grass strips. Apply tape along the entire length of one piece of grass and then ‘connect’ the section next to it by laying that on top of the remaining tape. Flatten and ensure that it is a tight fit without any gaps or unstuck areas.

    What is the purpose of sand on artificial grass?
    • The sand helps the ‘roots’ of the synthetic grass to stay upright, regardless of use; this avoids the grass appearing to flatten on high traffic areas. 
    • As the sand helps the grass to remain upright it does create a variation on the angle that they point which resembles the blades of real grass. 
    • Sand helps to prevent a flattening of the blades in high traffic areas.
    • Using the correct type of sand (only use artificial turf white sand) allows for excellent drainage without washing away the sand or soaking up excess water. 
    • The sand remains within the turf and doesn’t rub off on clothing or on kids and pets who choose to roll on the grass.
    No time for DIY?

    We understand that even though you might prefer to install your artificial grass you don’t have the time. We understand if, due to time constraints (or you don’t like DIY), that you’d prefer that the other experts (us) did the job and you get to spend the weekend trying out your new lawn. No worries.


    Easy Turf is happy to provide installation and supplier services and take away yet another hassle. As well as supplying samples of our range of artificial grass, we can also provide quotes and have a register of approved installers of our artificial grass in Australia. Select your State and you will see a list of our recommended suppliers and installers.

    Contact EasyTurf today and let us help you choose from the best artificial grass in Australia. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service with honest and reliable advice. Contact us for a quote or more information

    What supplies do you need to lay Artificial turf?

    In order to have a hassle free synthetic lawn installation you need to make sure you’ve done the prep work. Here is a handy checklist to make sure you have all the things you need:


    1. Grass – Choosing the right grass for your yard is important for your enjoyment. We offer a wide range of synthetic grasses that are designed to look & feel just like real grass.
    2. Pegs and nails to hold down the grass and prevent movement 
    3. Industrial gloves – to protect your hands
    4. Peel and stick tape – to join synthetic grass together and provide a neat finish
    5. Industrial strength synthetic grass glue – ideal if you are putting your lawn on top of concrete, pavers or other hard surfaces
    6. Artificial grass sand and fine rock – for a reliable base and for finishing off the prep
    7. Foam underlay – if you are using grass on hard surfaces such as concrete and pavers
    8. Wooden planks – to help flatten the earth
    9. Compactor (either manual or machine-driven) – to flatten the ground and ensure a professional finish
    10. Standard tools such as a broom, rake, hammer, spirit level, hose, retractable tape measure, nails, quality retractable or fixed blade knife
    How to choose the right synthetic grass for you?

    Once you have the correct measurements for your artificial grass, you need to select which type of synthetic grass will be best for your project. Easy Turf has a wide range of fake grass available that is suitable for residential, educational, sports, and commercial applications. We offer free samples and also partner with local wholesalers.

    Can I Lay Fake Grass On Dirt

    It’s not advisable to lay fake grass on topsoil or any sort of soil. This will leave you with an uneven finish for your freshly installed artificial grass, and also have weeds slowly grow in over time.


    For the best results follow our DIY Guide for installing fake grass.

    How To Lay Artificial Grass On Sand

    Artificial grass cannot be placed only on sand, as you need to use crushed rock to assist with the drainage and ensure that the synthetic grass stays level.


    For the best results follow our DIY Guide for installing fake grass.

    Why use silicon sand with your artificial grass?

    Once you’ve laid your artificial grass you have two options in your next steps. You can either leave the grass as is or add sand to make it appear more natural.

    Adding sand to the grass can help it appear more natural as it helps keep the grass upright. To add the proper amount of sand ee recommend that you allow for approximately 10-15kg per sqm for coverage. Using a rake or a broom, sprinkle the sand on top of the grass and walk it in to make sure that it falls deep down into the pile and settles at the base. Then, water the lawn to help the sand settle down within the grass.