How To DIY Artificial Grass Installation In 8 Simple Steps
Simple follow the DIY artificial grass steps below for a successful first time attempt at installing artificial grass.
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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 materials needed and happily unpack these to get you going. Not only will we unpack these for you but we’ll also provide advice on the most appropriate spot for everything to go, allowing you to simply get stuck into the job.
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
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To ensure your synthetic grass is appropriately laid 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.
Step 2 - Create A Solid Base
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 base of crushed rock and to smooth this out across the surface. Next, you’ll need to 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. Our team will provide you with the most appropriate type of crushed rock to guarantee a sturdy support base.
Step 3 - Apply, Level & Compact Crusher Dust
Now apply a 30 – 40mm layer of crusher dust on top of the crushed rock layer. Crusher dust is a fine crushing of blue metal 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 compact it for a smooth, even finish. Once again we will supply you with the appropriate crusher dust, all you need is your wheelbarrow, shovel, rake, hand tap and elbow grease!
Step 4 - Lay Your Synthetic Grass
Now it’s time to lay your synthetic grass on top of the surface. After laying the grass across the surface it is necessary to place nails or U Pins around the edges to ensure the grass stays in place. Using 150mm nails or 100mm U Pins you will place these around the edges every 200 – 250mm. This will keep the edges of your grass in place as you affix the lengths of grass together.
Step 5 - Secure Joins With Tape
You want your synthetic grass to take on an authentic look and as such making sure your joins are perfect is very important. When 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 apply the joining tape to the surface – sticky side up! Carefully place the grass back down on top of the joining tape. You may also with to apply nails or U Pins to further secure the grass.
Step 6 - Correct the Direction
To ensure that authentic look of a real lawn you will want to make sure that you lay the grass in the right direction. To do this simply make sure the fibres of the synthetic grass are all facing the same way.
Step 7 - Cut Excess Grass As Required
Almost there. As you will see there is likely to be synthetic grass protruding from different parts of the surface as the length of grass hasn’t quite fitted with the surface area. No problem though, just take a Stanley knife and carefully cut off the excess grass where required.
Step 8 - Apply Silica Sand
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 rake or push broom to do this. This final step will ensure your grass is weighed down and the fibres of the grass remain standing.
Step 9 - Time To Admire
Crack a beer and skol it! You’re finished legend! Now sit back and invite all your friends around to admire your handiwork and tell them how awesome you are!
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