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How to lay artificial grass yourself

Lay your artificial lawn yourself and you can save yourself some time and money.

TOOLS NEEDED:

Artificial Grass

Geo Textile Membrane

Spade

Building Sand

Stone (MOT)

Protective Gloves

Jointing Tape

6 Inch Galvanised Nails

Hammer

Craft Knife

 

 

Man diggingStep 1:

Remove existing turf       

Dig off the existing soil from your garden, using a spade for small areas, but if you have a large area you may want to hire a turf cutter.

We advise 40mm is the amount you should be removing. Move any large boulders that you come across.

 

Man compacting sandStep 2:

Spread building sand (and stone if needed)

If your garden is wet and boggy it will need stone for drainage. Place the stone down first and compact it using a compacting plate.

Place sand over the stone OR straight onto soil up to 35mm.

Compact the sand using a compacting plate.

 

WeedsStep 3:

Lay the weed membrane down

Place the weed membrane over the sand, being careful not to make too much imprint. Secure the membrane placing nails at the sides. No too many, just one on each corner and one in the middle.

 

Artificial grass RollStep 4:

Roll out your artificial grass

As artificial grass doesn’t stand straight, we suggest facing the grass towards the house or side view for that natural look. Trim your edges in, cutting the grass from the back only using a Stanley knife, as this will not fray the fibres. Nail your pins 15cm apart using a hammer around the perimeter. Rub the grass over the nail to disguise it. Finally finish my brushing your grass pile up to get that luxury, plush lawn.