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Installing Artificial Grass

Replacing Natural Grass With Artificial Grass
Option 1 (using stone and sand)

1. First of all assess how much grass you will need. Mark off the area to be measured - it can help to mark it with some sort of spray can as this helps to show exactly how the grass will lie.
Note: We manufacture rolls in 2 widths: 2 metres (6 feet 6 inches) or 4 metres (13 feet 1 inch)

2. Remove the grass sod by hand for smaller areas or by using a turf cutter for larger areas.

3. You should compact the ground, using a vibrating plate which can be hired at an equipment hire centre.

4. Apply a geo-textile weed barrier to the base.

5. Lay the sub base. This material is designed to level the area. Typically a 6mm (� inch) stone aggregate is used (exactly what landscapers use under paving bricks). Between 25mm (1 inch) and 75mm (3 inches) should be enough. This can also be a good point to stop and put in place timber edging if you plan to use that - eg. an edge board (tanalised timber & wooden pegs). Ensure it's not higher than the final grass line, otherwise water run-off will be hindered.

6. Spread and compact the sub base. Ideally use the vibrating plate mentioned in point 3.

7. Lay the base material - a fine layer of sand with less than 6mm (� inch) depth should suffice. Note: Ideally there should be a very slight slope on the base.

8. Lay the artificial grass on top of the sand (as opposed to dragging it onto the base material) and leave for around 2 to 3 hours to settle. This helps stop any wrinkling or creasing.

9. Cut and trim your artificial grass, using a sharp Stanley Knife.

10. Make the joins using the correct type of seaming tape and glue - only quality outdoor tape and glue should be used. We recommend you purchase this from us when placing your order.

11. Apply the infill as specified. Typically a sand mix will be used. Rake and spread the infill evenly, taking care not to over fill the surface. Note: Application of sand is best on a dry day. Remember that the infill will eventually compact so you should consider adding a final layer when settled.

12. Apply any natural stone, paving or log roll edgings you've selected. If you've chosen not to use edgings, then apply landscaping nails every 50mm (2 inches) or so.

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