How To Install Synthetic Grass
Installing your own synthetic grass is really easy. The instructions differ when installing synthetic grass on a solid base or on an existing lawn, please make sure to follow the correct steps!
- CLEAR THE AREA
Remove all unwanted grass, weeds, tree roots and large rocks from the surface. Also remove the soil to a depth of 50mm for good drainage, which is important if your turf will come in contact with pets.
*It is worth hiring a turf-cutter or some extra labour for the initial cleaning as it will save you time and effort.
- INSTALLING THE BASE
Installing a base is critical to maintaining the stability of the synthetic grass lawn. A layer of gravel should be spread evenly over the area, you can use a rake and hand tamp to ensure a smooth and compact surface. Lightly wet the area to help compact the aggregate and show any areas where you need to add some more gravel.
* Do not rush this part as it is the difference between an average and professional installation.
- WEED MEMBRANE
Depending on your conditions, you can spray weed killer before laying the weed membrane. This should be laid directly under the synthetic grass.
- INSTALL THE SYNTHETIC GRASS
With the base properly prepared, position your pieces of synthetic grass and trim to desired shape with a sharp Stanley knife. If you are using several rolls or pieces, make sure the grain or pile of the grass point in the same direction as this will give your lawn a more professional touch.
- SEAM TOGETHER
Seam the pieces together with strong outdoor adhesive and seam tape. You can use galvanized nails to nail your turf and keep it from making wrinkles.