‘Can you lay artificial grass on soil?’ - we get asked this question a lot when customers come in to buy it. 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 for laying artificial grass on soil, teach you how to prepare your base (very important), and provide step-by-step instructions on how to lay artificial grass on concrete, gravel and soil. A key rule is to remember artificial grass should not be laid on natural grass and any rootzone will need to be removed thoroughly before starting.
How to lay artificial grass on gravel or concrete
As it requires a slightly different approach, we've created a more detailed guide for laying artificial grass on concrete. However, the basic steps are as follows:
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 succeeded in fitting 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 hands! You should be pretty chuffed with yourself. We hope our instructions made sense, but if you need any further information on laying artificial grass, 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 how to care for artificial grass, get some tips on how to host a garden party, so you can show off your fabulous new outdoor space, or if you prefer the natural look, then discover our guide on creating a wildlife garden.
While artificial grass may seem like an attractive option for your home and garden, it's not the most eco-friendly choice. Artificial grass is typically made from petroleum-based materials and requires a significant amount of energy to produce, transport, and install. In contrast, natural grass provides important environmental benefits, such as food and nutrition for animal and plant life, as well as more oxygen production. By choosing eco-conscious flooring, you can reduce your environmental impact and create a more sustainable living space - explore eco-conscious flooring options like Tapi's TreadKindly range, which offers sustainable materials and manufacturing processes for inside your home.