Fitting Guide

Fitting Guide

 

Step 1: Remove existing turf

Start by removing the existing turf from your garden. The hire of a turf cutter can make this job a lot easier and faster. Ideally remove a depth of about 40mm. For small areas you can use a spade.

 

Step 2: Add a base layer of crushed stone then sand

Spread out a layer of crushed stone if area needs levelling or building up then add a layer of sharp builder’s sand to a depth of 35mm as a base to the artificial turf.

 

Step 3: Level the surface

Level and compact the sand evenly across the area to ensure a firm base below the grass. You can use a mechanical wacker plate to compact the sand and then smooth the sand down. The ground doesn’t need to be entirely flat and can include gentle slopes or mounds.

 

Step 4: Add a membrane layer

Roll out a weed membrane over the top of the sand and make sure it overlaps joints by 300mm, but leave it 50mm short of the grass edge.

 

Step 5: The final touch

Finally you’re ready to lay the artificial turf.

 

How to lay artificial grass

Step 1: Roll out the artificial grass

Roll out your artificial grass to cover the area, but make sure that the ends of the grass rolls are staggered so they don’t end in a line. Trim the edges of the artificial grass rolls with a craft knife.

 

Step 2: Joining the artificial grass

It is important to make sure the grass rolls are laid in the same direction and the blades of grass all point the way. Make sure that jointing grass rolls are butted together with no fibres caught underneath.

 

How to fix down artificial grass

Step 1: Fix rolls together

Once you have rolled out all the artificial grass, the different rolls need to be glued together. Use the jointing tape – rough side up – and spread along with join surface. Add adhesive to the tape and place toll edges onto the tape. Make sure no fibres touch the glue.

 

Step 2: Create a seamless effect

Once two rolls are joined, ruffle up the grass fibres at the joints to disguise the seal.

 

Step 3: Use pins to fix down roll edges

Fix down the edges of artificial grass roles by using ground pins every 20cm, again ruffle over the pin heads to disguise the fact they are there. Also a tantalised timber frame can be used which is secured with pegs for the grass to be screwed to, or it can be glued to concrete or timber.

 

Step 4: Make your lawn look neat

Kiln dried sand can be evenly spread over the grass to add extra weight if required. Finish off by brushing the grass pile with a stiff brush to make it look great.

 

Tools for the job:-

  • Mechanical turf lifter or turfing spade
  • Shovel and spade
  • Tape measure
  • Stanley knife and blades
  • Wacker plate
  • Power driver
  • Wheel barrows
  • Landscaping rake
  • Trowel
  • Hammer

Fitting Guide

 

Step 1: Remove existing turf

Start by removing the existing turf from your garden. The hire of a turf cutter can make this job a lot easier and faster. Ideally remove a depth of about 40mm. For small areas you can use a spade.

 

Step 2: Add a base layer of crushed stone then sand

Spread out a layer of crushed stone if area needs levelling or building up then add a layer of sharp builder’s sand to a depth of 35mm as a base to the artificial turf.

 

Step 3: Level the surface

Level and compact the sand evenly across the area to ensure a firm base below the grass. You can use a mechanical wacker plate to compact the sand and then smooth the sand down. The ground doesn’t need to be entirely flat and can include gentle slopes or mounds.

 

Step 4: Add a membrane layer

Roll out a weed membrane over the top of the sand and make sure it overlaps joints by 300mm, but leave it 50mm short of the grass edge.

 

Step 5: The final touch

Finally you’re ready to lay the artificial turf.

 

How to lay artificial grass

Step 1: Roll out the artificial grass

Roll out your artificial grass to cover the area, but make sure that the ends of the grass rolls are staggered so they don’t end in a line. Trim the edges of the artificial grass rolls with a craft knife.

 

Step 2: Joining the artificial grass

It is important to make sure the grass rolls are laid in the same direction and the blades of grass all point the way. Make sure that jointing grass rolls are butted together with no fibres caught underneath.

 

How to fix down artificial grass

Step 1: Fix rolls together

Once you have rolled out all the artificial grass, the different rolls need to be glued together. Use the jointing tape – rough side up – and spread along with join surface. Add adhesive to the tape and place toll edges onto the tape. Make sure no fibres touch the glue.

 

Step 2: Create a seamless effect

Once two rolls are joined, ruffle up the grass fibres at the joints to disguise the seal.

 

Step 3: Use pins to fix down roll edges

Fix down the edges of artificial grass roles by using ground pins every 20cm, again ruffle over the pin heads to disguise the fact they are there. Also a tantalised timber frame can be used which is secured with pegs for the grass to be screwed to, or it can be glued to concrete or timber.

 

Step 4: Make your lawn look neat

Kiln dried sand can be evenly spread over the grass to add extra weight if required. Finish off by brushing the grass pile with a stiff brush to make it look great.

 

Tools for the job:-

  • Mechanical turf lifter or turfing spade
  • Shovel and spade
  • Tape measure
  • Stanley knife and blades
  • Wacker plate
  • Power driver
  • Wheel barrows
  • Landscaping rake
  • Trowel
  • Hammer

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