Artificial grass is the perfect alternative to traditional lawns. It’s cost-effective, easy to install and requires very little maintenance other than the occasional brush. If you’re looking for the look of a lawn without the mowing requirements then this may be the perfect feature for your outdoor space.
With that in mind, you may be wondering how to install it. Hiring a professional contractor is always advised in order to get the perfect installation. However, if you’re wondering how it’s done, read on to find out more.
What Is Artificial Grass
Artificial grass is exactly as it sounds. It’s made from a mixture of nylon and polyethylene to mimic the look of a traditional lawn. It can be installed in a few different ways, but the following process is the most common:
Preparing The Ground
Preparing your ground is arguably the most important stage of the process when it comes to artificial turf installation. It needs to be graded with precision and compacted thoroughly to ensure that your grass sits as flat as possible.
We recommend using sand, or a very fine aggregate with a compactor to achieve this. Be sure to use a straight edge or level to ensure it’s perfectly flat before starting on the turf installation.
This step in the process is sometimes not necessary, it depends on the ground below and your personal preference. This layer is thin and relatively straight forward. Apply it evenly with no gaps over your prepared ground to add insulation and softness to your artificial grass installation.
Rolling Out Your Grass
To begin your artificial grass installation, you’ll want to roll out the turf similar to how you would a natural lawn. The defining difference is that you want to roll out a joining layer where the two pieces of artificial grass meet. From here, layer into your joining tape so that the ends line up. Some tape comes pre-applied, but you may need to apply glue to the joiner before you roll out the actual turf.
Once all your artificial grass is laid out, all that’s left is the finishing touches. This means cutting around any posts, edging and other obstacles so that everything fits together perfectly. From there, simply clean up any offcuts, give it all a good bush and enjoy your new artificial turf installation.
Get In Touch With Willow Tree Landscapes For Professional Artificial Grass Installations
Contact Willow Tree Landscaping if you want a brand new artificial grass installation from expert contractors. We have all the tools, knowledge and experience to ensure you’re left with a new feature that looks great and stands the test of time.