Self-installation is relatively simple if you have basic landscaping or gardening skills and don’t mind a little work and the upkeep of artificial grass is a great deal easier than your old lawn. Irritating jobs such as mowing, scarifying, edging and, for example, fertilizing are now all ancient history.
- Plan the design and layout in detail.
- Install a ground stabilization tarp.
- This provides a long-lasting, solid foundation.
- Place the turf, which will probably require seaming two or more sections together.
- Install fill material if necessary
Things you need
Artificial grass adhesive
Notched adhesive spreader
Check whether all the surfaces you are going to carpet with artificial grass are level and stable. Ascertain that all possible work on the sub-surface has been carried out.
1. Cut the edges of the artificial grass.
- Unroll the first length of artificial grass, make sure it is straight, mark out where the other lengths will be placed.
- Check the rolls to ensure that the breadth is correct.
- Unroll the following length next to the previous one and then determine where the following roll will be placed.
- Cut the seam between the two rolls with a carpet knife.
2. The seam may be no more than 4 mm wide
- Prepare to glue the seams with artificial grass adhesive and seamtape.
- The gap between the lengths may be no greater than about 4 mm.
3. Roll out the seam-tape.
- Invert the edges of both rolls so that approximately 60-75 cm of the ground beneath is visible.
4. Apply the correct amount of adhesive.
- The first two lengths are now ready to be glued down.
- Apply the adhesive to the seam-tape and distribute it equally with a notched spreader.
5. Press the artificial grass down onto the adhesive.
- With your hands, carefully press the artificial grass backing down onto the adhesive.
- Check whether you have pressed it as far down as possible.
- By pressing down on it or gently rolling something over the seam it will be well-stuck. Once the artificial grass is laid out check all the seams once more and,
where necessary, apply a little more adhesive.
- Cut the artificial grass into the shape desired.
- Rake or sweep up all the artificial grass remains
You are now ready to enjoy your garden!