Fitting Artificial Grass

Fitting Artificial Grass

Even though we are predominently an artificial grass supplier, due to demand we now have an artificial grass fitter advertising with us as you can see below. Otherwise, we have provided instructions should you wish to fit the artificial grass yourself which you can see in more detail by clicking on the relevant title.
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Replacing Natural Grass with Artifical Grass (using Stone and Sand)
1.
  Assess how much grass you will need.
2.
  Remove the grass by hand for smaller areas, or by using a turf cutter for larger areas.
3.
  Compact the ground, using a vibrating plate.
4.
  Apply a textile weed barrier to the base.
5.
  Lay a sub base to level the area, typically 6mm stone aggregate is used. Lay a maximum of 75mm, spread and compact the sub base using the vibrating plate.
6.
  Lay a base material of a fine layer of sand, maximum 6mm. A slight slope is necessary to enable any water to run-off.
7.
  Lay the Artificial Grass on top of the sand. Cut and trim to shape, using a sharp knife.
8.
  Make any joins using correct outdoor seaming tape.
9.
  Finally apply an infill. Spread and rake sand lightly, but evenly on the Artificial Grass surface, taking care not to overfill. (This infill will eventually compact).
10.
  Apply any edgings. If no edgings are being used, then apply landscaping nails approximately every 50mm.
 
Replacing Natural Grass with Artificial Grass (using Sand Only)
1.
  Assess how much grass you will need.
2.
  Remove the grass by hand for smaller areas, or by using a turf cutter for larger areas.
3.
  Compact the ground, using a vibrating plate.
4.
  Apply a textile weed barrier to the base.
5.
  Lay a layer of sharp sand, to provide a level surface. Minimum 10mm, but no more than 40mm. Compact the sub base using the vibrating plate.
6.
  Lay the Artificial Grass on top of the sand. Cut and trim to shape, using a sharp knife.
7.
  Make any joins using correct outdoor seaming tape.
8.
  Finally apply an infill. Spread and rake sand lightly, but evenly on the Artificial Grass surface, taking care not to overfill. (This infill will eventually compact).
9.
  Apply any edgings. If no edgings are being used, then apply landscaping nails approximately every 50mm.
 
Installing Artificial Grass onto Concrete or Permanent Base
1.
  Assess how much grass you will need.
2.
  Make sure the surface is clean, dry and smooth, ready for the artificial grass.
3.
  Lay the Artificial Grass onto the area to be covered. Allowing approximately 50mm of Artificial Grass to be trimmed.
4.
  Cut and trim your Artificial Grass to shape.
5.
  Make any joins using correct outdoor seaming tape or glue.
6.
  Finally apply an infill, if required. Spread and rake sand lightly, but evenly, on the Artificial Grass surface, taking care not to overfill. (This infill will eventually compact).
7.
  For indoor use, no sand infill is required.
8.
  For installation onto wooden surfaces - i.e. decking or suspended floors, adhesive and carpet tacks can be used.
 
Temporary Artificial Grass Installation
1.
  Lay the Artificial Grass out, cut to shape. Use plant pots or furniture etc to hold it in place. Ensure any windy areas are secured safely.
2.
  As above, but alternatively use double sided tape to hold it in place.
3.
  Final alterative option. Place plywood on surface, prior to positioning Artificial Grass, then a staple gun can be used.
 
 
 

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