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Laying Down Artificial Grass Buildland Step Guide

Artificial grass provides you with endless creativity to bring out the best in your garden and front drive.

There's ample benefits to using artificial grass. From saving money to saving time, especially on lawn

maintenance, and it can also improve lifestyle and help with environmental issues. 

Benefits Include:

A natural and green look all year round
Tailor made solutions for any need you may have
Improve city owned property (round-a-bouts, slopes, medians)
Add to the aesthetic property value of your home

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YOU WILL NEED

ARTIFICIAL GRASS ADHESIVE BOX LEVEL

BROOM SHARP SAND CLAW HAMMER

DPC POLYTHENE KILN DRIED SAND NAILS

SPADE SHOCK ABSORBENT LAWN SEED SPREADER

UTILITY KNIFE WATER WOOD POST

WHEELBARROW

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LETS GET STARTED

STEP 1

Remove the exsisting turf by either using a spade, or a turf cutter if you happen to own one.

We recommend for you to dig the soil out to a depth of approximately 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 inches. 

The artificial grass will need to sit approximately 1/2 inch above any edging.

STEP 2

lay a sheet of weed-suppressing membrane over your lawn space and cut into shape.

This stops the weeds from growing through the turf.

STEP 3

Next you can apply a thin aggregate of sand of your choice over the membrane. Crushed stone and grit can also be

used as an alternative. Compact the layer to create a solid base. This will provide you with a firm,

well-draining surface that supports the rest of the materials being used moving forward.

STEP 4

Once the layer of aggregate is in place, make sure to apply a 1/2- to 3/4-inch layer of sharp sand.

This will then enable you to smoothen the surface using a wood post or a leveling machine if you own one.

STEP 5

To give the grass more cushioning you may want to add a layer of shock absorbent at this point.

This is done by squaring the sheet with one corner of the lawn, then cutting it according to shape using a utility knife.

STEP 6

When covering a large area and need to put two widths together, you will need to apply a thin layer of adhesive

(Patio Wizard) on the surface beneath the joints. This stops the two pieces from being unstable.

STEP 7

This step does not apply to all brands of artificial turf. If necessary, remove the border from the edge of the grass.

Do this by cutting carefully along a bubble level to achieve a straight line.

To avoid damaging the turf, we advise for you to do this by leaning on a plank of wood.

STEP 8

Align the grass to a corner or straight edge if possible. Push the artificial grass tight into the corner

to ensure that the turf is rolled out squarely and to prevent it from moving later.

STEP 9

Wait until the artificial turf is in place and completely covers the desired area. Use a utility knife again to

cut along the edges, and use a bubble level as a guide if you do not have a brick edge to work from.

STEP 10

First, make sure the grass is the correct shape and size. Start by securing each corner, then

insert nails every 12 to 16 inches along each edge. Use adhesive if you are covering a vertical surface.

STEP 11

Apply a thin layer of kiln dried sand directly to the lawn surface. Use a spreader to ensure even coverage.

This will help to provide a stabilizing effect on the artificial grass and will help to prevent it from moving.

STEP 12

Lastly, brush the sand into the grass using a broom. The grass will require little upkeep,

although if the blades become flattened, lift them by sweeping them with a broom.

If necessary, wash with warm, soapy water.

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