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How to Lay Artificial Grass ? The Complete Guide to Everything About Artificial Grass Installation

Laying Artificial Grass

Artificial grass is now a desirable, affordable landscaping alternative in many locations because of the development of synthetic turfs that resemble natural grass and tighter regulations on water use. Because artificial grass is a costly material, it's crucial to understand how to install it properly. Drainage and the effective laying of base materials are essential. Although initial expenses are considerable, they are offset by minimal maintenance costs because natural grass lawns don't require mowing, watering, fertilizer, or any other upkeep. It's not always easy to install artificial grass, lawn, astroturf, or whatever you want to name it, so we advise hiring a professional to lay fake grass for you. However, if you are still confused about how you can lay your artificial grass, below we have a complete guide for you to look at.

Tools Required For Artificial Grass Installation

Unfortunately, fitting artificial grass is more difficult than simply placing the turf. However, using the following tools will significantly simplify the process of installing your artificial grass.

  • A sharp knife and spare blades
  • Knee pads and gloves
  • Tape measure/straight edge
  • Compaction plate or roller
  • Turf cutter
  • Stiff outdoor broom or motorized power brush
  • Skip
  • Sand spreader
  • Notched trail

 STEPS ON HOW TO LAY ARTIFICIAL GRASS

 

1) Remove Artificial Turf

Remove four inches of the turf, all the way down to the foundation dirt, after allowing the grass to wither over weeks. To carve off 12-inch squares for wheelbarrow removal, use a half-moon edger or spade shovel. It is necessary to get rid of all organic matter.

2) Add Base

The area where you will be laying your turf should then have three inches of class two road base equally laid out over it. We can build a flat platform with good drainage with the use of a road base. To make a flat base for laying the material, lightly dampen the surface and compact it over it.

3) Lay Artificial Turf

Be careful not to let your freshly laid base be damaged when you roll out your stunning new grass. We advise allowing grass to swell in the sun for 30 to 60 minutes. Ensure that all of the blades and stitch patterns are pointing in the same direction. A poor lawn would result from ignoring this. Stretch and position the turf using a carpet kicker.

4) Cut To Fit

Lastly, trim your new lawn to fit your yard's particular shape with a box cutter. To aid with finishing touches, leave a quarter to a half inch of turf over the border.

After that, use seam tape and glue to bind the seams. To produce a spotless, natural-looking yard, the seams must be properly fitted together. Ensure that the stitch rows are evenly spaced apart and that the turf blades on each piece are facing the same direction.

5) Secure The Perimeter

To hold your turf to its three-inch foundation, drive 40-D 5-inch non-galvanized turf nails every six inches after using a putty knife and hammer to tuck in the border.

Additionally, to strengthen the seams, we advise hammering a few nails along them. Before adding infill, brush the turf using power or push the broom to help the blades stand up straighter. A more vertical blade memory will result from this.

6) Spread Infill

It's time to spread the infill after that! Your lawn's beauty, functionality, and lifespan will all be directly impacted by how much infill you add. Use a drop spreader to distribute the right amount of infill uniformly.

7) Brush Infill

After the infill has been installed, brush the turf using power or push the broom. As a result, the blades will stand up straight and your new lawn will appear to have just been mowed. The grass should next be rinsed to remove any last bits of dust.

What Do You Lay Under Artificial Grass

Use a layer of Foam underlay behind the artificial grass to correctly put it onto an existing hard basis, such as concrete or pavement. Make sure to clean the area underneath the foam pad before you place it there. The additional cushioning and drainage offered by the foam underlay padding will guarantee that your artificial grass is of excellent quality all year long.

Can I Lay Artificial Grass on the Soil?

Unluckily, it is not advised to install artificial grass directly on a dirt base. This is due to the ease with which soil can suffer from weather-related wear and tear, leaving you with a weak base. Laying your fake grass on a stronger base is essential because doing otherwise would ultimately destroy your artificial grass installation.

Can I Lay Artificial Grass On Concrete?

As long as it is level and has proper drainage, artificial grass can be installed on top of concrete. However, to adequately ensure that your artificial grass is taken care of in the best way possible, we recommend putting an underlay whether the concrete is even or not.

Can I Lay Artificial Grass On The Decking?

Yes, to sum up, the response. The proper safety measures must first be taken, just as with concrete. To avoid using weak or moldy wood, it must be robust and fresh. To keep your artificial grass in top condition, you must also be sure to apply a weed membrane and underlay of some kind.

How To Lay Artificial Grass On Uneven Ground?

Landscape the area first to produce level ground if you have an uneven area where you want to install artificial grass. This is due to the increased likelihood of problems including uneven joins, unsafe edges, and surface flaws when putting artificial grass on uneven ground.

How Long Does It Take For Artificial Grass To Settle?

Installation of artificial grass typically takes 1 to 2 days in a typical garden. However, the size of your yard should be taken into account the most when calculating your installation time.

If you have a little area where you want to lay your fake grass, like a garden between 30 and 40 meters, you can do it in a day. However, if you have a larger area, like 100 sqm, it will take 3 to 4 days to finish.

 

Also Read:- 

A Step-By-Step Guide To Laying Artificial Grass On Concrete

Artificial Grass Cost Estimation For Your Artificial Lawn

Top 10 Things To Know Before You Buy Artificial Turf For Dogs And Pets

How To Lay Artificial Grass On Uneven Ground?

 

Factors That Can Affect Your Installation Time

The following three additional major variables can influence how long it takes to install your artificial lawn:

1) Acess To Your Garden

The installation times above can be reasonably accurate if your yard has an easy-to-access entrance. However, if the only access to your garden is through climbing numerous stairs, it can take an extra day to complete a 30-square meter garden in addition to incurring higher labor costs.

2) Your Choice Of Edging

If you want to give your grass a curved appearance, adding curved, complex edging may take a little longer than installing straight edges. To make the curves on curved edges, more materials like brickwork or aluminum edging are needed, which raises the overall cost.

3) Installing Putting Green

The addition of putting cups and a curved fringe to the grass to create a putting green takes a lot of extra time and effort. Additionally, you'll need to spend more time on your lawn, which will increase your labor costs.

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