How to Install Artificial Grass

11 Jun

Everyone wants to go natural in their way and in everything they do or use. Having a natural grass lawn in your home provides a good feeling. Nevertheless, it might be challenging as sometimes water becomes a challenge. Artificial grass is the best alternative for the natural grass lawns. The process of laying down artificial grass is easy and here are the steps.

Let us know the tools we need first. The synthetic grass installation tools are; spade, leaf blower, four-inch nails, rake, hammer, gloves, wheelbarrow, turf cutter, mastic gun, compactor and mechanical brush.

Take out the Old Lawn

Dig in the turf cutter to remove the old lawn. Dig to excavate deep up to a depth of between three to four inches and then exterminate the weed covering the area. If your lawn is in good condition you can transfer it someone else. If the previous lawn was a natural one, the grass can go to your kitchen garden. Flatten the field. If it is the first time, prepare where your lawn will cover. As you dig, make sure that any underground cable or water pipes are below. The are to be covered by the synthetic grass should be able to drain water easily. Know more facts at this website about lawn.

Make an Edge

There should be a perimeter that artificial grass will put up against. You can create your own side. There are metallic ones that easily found in a store. Or you can build a layer of mortar of up to three centimeters. The edge will protect your lawn and it also creates a beautiful view.

Level the Ground

You either need granite dust or sand to lay the base for the artificial grass.  Here you will need a piece of timber to level the sand across the planned area. The sand bed should have a layer of not less than twenty millimeters.

Apply a Tissue Layer to Stop Weed

Lay a weed membrane to stop weeds from growing. With the laying of artificial grass, you need a weed membrane that will allow water to drain easily. Cut the fabric that goes beyond the edge.

Install the Artificial Grass

The artificial grass lawn comes in roll; all you need to do at this stage is to unroll it over the prepared area taking keen care on the weed membrane. Ensure as you roll out the lawn they are all leveled and facing one direction. Stick the rolls to the ground using seven inch galvanized nails. Firmly stick the lawn to the ground by hitting the nails deep through.  Trim the excess synthetic grass.

Final Touches

For an artificial grass installation to be complete, apply sand on the lawn. Use around 8kgs of sand on the lawn. The sand will hold the synthetic lawn to the ground and also gives it a natural appeal.

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