Artificial Turf Installation Process
How to lay artificial grass
In less than 10 easy steps we can lay the perfect lawn for you.
We measure how much artificial grass you will need.
Then the area is marked off with a spray paint or sand, as this helps to show exactly how the artificial turf will lie.
The next step is to remove the grass sod by hand to a depth of around 50mm for smaller areas or use a turf cutter for larger ones.
Our next job is to compact the ground, using a vibrating wacker plate which can be hired. Very small areas or hard standing areas may not need whacked.
We will then fill the area with sharp sand or MOT and compact again using the vibrating plate.
Once we are happy that the ground is level and compact, we secure the geo-textile weed barrier. Tack using small nails or staples.
Now the artificial grass can be laid on top of the sand keeping joints to a minimum (as opposed to dragging it onto the base material) and leave to settle. This helps stop any wrinkling or creasing.
We then cut and trim your artificial grass, using a sharp stanley knife or scissors.
Once down, we in-fill silica sand which is kiln dried. We will ensure an even spread over the turf. This can be applied with a fertiliser spreader or by hand. Using the back of a rake or brush, rake into the surface. Putting the correct amount of sand will:
a. Protect the turf.
b. Weigh down the turf.
c. Keeps it standing to give a look of real grass.
We find that many of our customers have children at home so we'd like to let you know exactly what type of equipment will be on site.
- Turf Cutter
- Wacker Plate
- Kiln Dried Silica Sand
- Level Lute
- Heavy Duty Rakes and Brush
- Geo-Textile Weed Membrane
- Nails or Staples
- Carpet Kicker
- Stanley Knives
- Carpet Knives