If you’ve never installed an artificial grass before, our landscapers have provided a step by step guide for Sandhurst customers interested in undertaking DIY installations. Whether you’re laying an entire artificial lawn in your garden or fitting a small section of fake grass on a balcony, these top tips will ensure the synthetic grass is smooth and secure.
Before getting started with your artificial grass installation, we recommend getting the following tools and materials:
Make sure your synthetic grass is of good quality. At Timeless Blades, our landscapers supply and install Turfworks artificial grass for clients in Sandhurst and throughout the wider Surrey areas. As one of the leading manufacturers of fake grass in the country, their products are designed using first-class technology and offer superior durability, look and touch.
As main suppliers of Turfworks products, we guarantee great quality at affordable prices.
Step 1 – Ground Preparation
Before installing an artificial lawn at your Sandhurst property, you will need to prepare the surface. This includes stripping away any existing lawn, vegetation and debris. Our landscapers recommend using digging tools such as a spade and turf cutter to do this, removing any garden waste with a wheelbarrow and disposing of it in an environmentally-friendly manner.
Dig the soil out to a depth of around one to two and a half inches, and so the artificial grass can sit around half an inch above any edging.
Step 2 – Laying Membrane
Make sure you lay a weed membrane before installing your fake grass. This will prevent weeds from growing between and out of any drainage holes or causing warping to the shape of your artificial lawn. Add a base layer of aggregate such as sand or crushed stone before laying the membrane. Spread this out evenly, compact and levelling it to create a solid, even surface.
Weed membranes can be lain by rolling it directly out onto the surface. Cut the membrane layer to shape using a utility or craft knife carefully.
Step 3 – Installation
Next, roll out your artificial grass onto the surface at a slight angle, with the grass pile facing towards your property. Our landscapers recommend doing this to ensure your artificial lawn has a natural and full appearance when looking at it from your house. Lay the rolls staggered and trim the edges where required.
To join separate sections of fake grass rolls, place jointing tape on the edges you’re joining together and add adhesive to the tape. Place the edges together to join and use pins to fix down all the lawn edges. Ruffle the grass blades to hide any joins and pins.
Step 4 – Finishing Touches
To finish a synthetic grass installation at your Sandhurst property, our landscapers explain the benefits of applying a thin layer of sand to the fake grass surface. Spreading an even amount the sand stabilises the rolls and will prevent it from shifting.
Brush the sand over the grass with a broom, which will also help to ruffle the grass blades and give your artificial lawn a natural-looking appearance.