Best Installation Tips and Tricks to Ensure a Smooth and Even Artificial Lawn
Choose from our artificial grass range, and you have synthetic grass that is not only dense and strong, but it looks so ultra-realistic will have trouble telling it apart from real grass. Installing this realistic grass so that it’s spread out evenly and uniformly on your lawn only adds to aesthetic appeal.
But how do you achieve that even look? Our expert team of installers knows the ins and outs of what makes a perfect turf installation, including what it takes to get that uniform look. Here is a look at how we do it, for the perfect results.
From sufficient excavation depth to installing an adequate sub-base, getting it right with the groundwork is key to having an even artificial grass lawn.
Our team will design and install a sub-base based on your garden’s drainage and the expected weight from foot traffic. Similarly, we will design and install a proper laying course. We ensure the laying course is strong, and hard-wearing while providing a uniform finish.
We adequately compact both the sub-base and laying course using a vibrating plate compactor. The compacting ensures a uniform and even surface all around. We smoothen over any ridges or bumps in the laying course with a plastic float for the best results.
Cutting and Securing Joins Correctly
Depending on the shape and size of your lawn, it may be necessary to join multiple rolls of synthetic grass to cover the entire lawn. Correctly cutting and securing these joins so you have invisible joins will give your lawn an even and uniform look.
Our team starts by first removing the strip of membrane on the outside edge of the grass roll. We cut away the outer edge as the fibers on the edge fray outwardly and will therefore not easily blend with another grass roll.
For a strong, yet invisible join, we use joining tape and premier-quality synthetic grass adhesive. Our team is careful not to use too little adhesive, in which case the strips of artificial grass will not bond well. Similarly, we avoid using too much of the adhesive as it can be hard to remove once it leeches onto the grass fibers.
Allowing the Synthetic Grass to Acclimatize
Artificial grass comes rolled up tightly around a cardboard core. After unrolling, you will notice some ripples and ridges on the turf, mainly due to the hard-wearing latex backing.
Rushing to install the unrolled synthetic grass will only result in your lawn looking uneven and rippled. What we do instead, is unroll the grass, and leave it for up to a day to acclimatize as the ripples and bumps clear. The backing slowly adjusts back to the flat shape when left to rest. When this happens, the grass is not only easier to install, but you will have an even and ripple-free surface.
Properly Secured Edges
Our team pays great attention when installing an edging to your lawn’s perimeter. The edging helps to retain the aggregates in the sub-base and laying course, ensuring an even surface onto which to lay the artificial grass.
Similarly, the edging ensures you have something onto which to secure the perimeter of your artificial grass. This ensures the turf doesn’t lift at the edges, giving that clean and even look at all times.
Leave it to the Experts
Thinking about doing it yourself? Hiring professional and experienced technicians to install your artificial lawn may be the better choice if you want a uniformly even installation. We use only the best techniques and have built a reputation as a reliable artificial grass supplier and installer. Request a quote today and work with the best in the industry.