Laying artificial grass can seem a daunting prospect but with the right advice and the right approach, you can install your artificial grass with no issues. By doing it yourself, you can save yourself money and learn a new skill in the process! In our simple guide, we’ll give you a list of all the tools you need, teach you how to prepare your base (very important), and provide step-by-step instructions on how to lay an artificial lawn onto soil, a timber frame, or concrete. So, how do you lay artificial grass?
The 10 essential tools for laying artificial grass
For this guide, we’ll assume you’ve already calculated and bought the correct membrane, joining materials and the turf itself at the right size. Firstly, gather the 10 tools you’re going to need:
One of the most important parts of installing artificial grass is to prepare the base properly. Putting the time and effort into this stage can make it easier later and produce better results. Whether you’re installing your artificial grass on concrete, old slabs or soil, the beginning steps are largely the same.
Now it’s time to roll out the green carpet!
How to fit artificial grass
Once your turf has settled into its new home and all the creases have gone, it’s time to fit it permanently. At this point, there are two slightly different approaches you take depending on whether you’re laying artificial grass on a wooden frame or soil base, or a concrete or stone base.
How to lay artificial grass on concrete
As it requires a slightly different approach, we have created a more detailed guide for laying artificial grass on concrete. However, the basic steps are as follows:
How to join artificial grass
Earlier we mentioned you may need to join two or more pieces of artificial grass together. To do this, you need to buy joining tape and adhesive that is suitable for outdoor use.
Once you’ve successfully laid your artificial grass down, the glue has dried, and the pins have settled down, the next step is to brush the lawn with a stiff brush.
And there you have it – a brand new lawn laid by your own fair hands! You should be pretty chuffed with yourself. We hope our instructions made sense, but if you need anything clearing up, please get in touch so we can help you further. And to keep your new lawn looking good all year round, make sure you read our essential guide to caring for artificial grass.