Artificial Grass Self Installation
So you’ve decided that you want the low maintenance, year round beauty of artificial grass? But have you considered installing it yourself?
It may come as a surprise to you, but self-installation is becoming increasingly popular and can be done relatively easily without the help of a technician. Even with just basic knowledge of gardening or landscaping you could potentially complete your lawn within a few days – and it saves you money!
It may seem daunting at first but installing your own lawn really couldn’t be simpler with a little knowledge, the right tools and fitting instructions –all of which you can easily find online.
Make the first steps by gathering the relevant equipment to self install your artificial grass. Most lawns can be laid with the following tools:
- Sharp craft knife
- Straight edge for sand
- Adhesive spreader
For ease of work, you can also hire the following:
- Motorised turf remover
- Motorised plate compactor
The next step is to get the exact measurements of the area where you are going to replace the lawn. Remove the existing turf and make sure you garden is prepared and weed free, ready for the artificial grass.
After covering the area with sharp sand, compact and cover with geotextile.
Take the artificial grass and lay it over the proposed area, making sure the rolls are laid so the piles all go in the same direction.
Trim the edges of the lawn to size with a Stanley knife, or something similar, ensuring a neat finish.
Simply stick the rolls of carpet together with sticky jointing tape and spread adhesive glue.
Finally, leave to dry for 24 hours or however long the provider recommends.
While you may not feel like you can meet the precision of a professional, if you are happy to DIY there is nothing more satisfying that sitting back in your garden and admiring your own work.