How to lay artificial grass
Updated: Oct 17, 2019
Preparing the area
Remove all existing grass and weeds. The surface must be smooth clean and level so you will also need to remove any large stones.
You will then need to level the surface with a compacter plate or roller, these can be readily hired from most tool hire companies, once you are happy with the surface you will need to apply a layer of sand as artificial grass should not be installed directly onto topsoil. The sand will also help to keep the surface smooth and free from any lumps and bumps
Next you should spray the area with a weed killer and then install weed membrane.
Now you are ready to lay clean Type 1 or limestone 20mm grade size aggregate to a minimum of 75mm thickness and compact the stone with a roller or compacting plate.
Now add a layer of fine stone either sharp sand or grit sand 6-14mm grade size, to a depth of 20–40mm. Compact this again with the roller or compacter plate.
Laying the artificial grass
Roll out the grass on your compacted base then allow the grass to settle overnight.
Trim the grass carefully using a sharp knife, for a neat finish you should turn the grass over and cut neatly next to the stitch lines
For large areas you may have to join two pieces of grass. For this you will need to purchase a joining tape and adhesive
Use landscaping nails placed every 10–20cm to secure the grass in place.
Brush off any excess pieces of grass and dirt.
You are now ready to enjoy your low maintenance lawn!