ARTIFICIAL GRASS INSTALLATION
Artificial Grass Installation with drainage is fully porous and the products are UV protected. The fully porous system is used for most outdoor artificial grass installations on top of soil and sand.
Kindly note that installations are only available for areas more than 50m2View full DIY Guide
Identify the ground type
Identifying the ground conditions and soil type of the patch of land you’re working on will help to determine how well it will drain, and in turn, the type of sand or stone aggregate that will need to be added. Making this assessment at an early stage is vital, as it will ultimately determine the extent of the work required.
Remove existing organic
After surveying the area, the next step is to remove any existing organics. For a standard base construction, you are required to remove the organics to a depth of 50mm, which will require the use of a turf cutter. The turf cutter will make light work of extracting the existing layer of natural turf, as well as any root materials underneath.
Add the geotextile layer
By now, the ground will be suitably infilled and level, but we still need to consider how to prevent the turf from being penetrated by any organic growth. A geotextile layer installed either above, or underneath, the 50mm layer of sharp sand should do the trick.
Sub Crusher / Aggregated Stone
Place down a minimum of 50mm of sharp and compacted sand or stone. If the sand is too dry, add a little wet sand and compact using your vibrating plate or roller.
Compact the surface
With the sharp sand now laid, the surface needs to be compacted to create a stable base for the lawn. An electric compaction plate will do the job perfectly. If any creases are present however, a straight piece of timber is the only tool you should need to level the surface.
Create a concrete edge
add a mixture of cement and and aggregated stone to create a 10cm border around the edges of the area. We ensure that the concreteedging is not higher than the final grass line, to allow the water to run-off the turf.
Glue down the artificial grass
In order to compose the joins of your grass, use our high-quality outdoor tape and glue, following the instructions on the products. Lay the tape and apply the adhesive, before pulling the grass edges together and applying some weight to them. This can be achieved with plant pots, stones or other heavy materials.