How To Replace Your Existing Lawn with Artificial Grass
Step 1: Ensure the area drains suitably
Step 2: Use a Turf Cutter to remove your lawn to a minimum depth of 2 inches/40mm, then apply weed killer to the area if required.
Step 3: Using tantalised battens, create a boundary around the perimeter, or ensure you have something as a marker (i.e paving,wall, decking etc ).
Step 4: Level the area to covered
Step 5: Lay weed control membrane
Step 6: Apply 2 inches/40mm of Sharp sand or dust granite to your leveled area. Level the area again and compact using a heavy roller or vibrating plate (wacker)
Step 7: Unroll Artificial Grass. Stretch over your covering area and carefully cut to the boundary. If perimeter battens have been used, ensure you leave a lip of extra grass so that the grass can be affixed to the upright sides of the battens. Affix artificial grass to the battens using screws.
Step 8: Once you’re happy with the results, and ONLY in dry conditions, the final step is to dress your artificial lawn with kiln dried sand (around 8kgs per m2) if necessary. Brush into the pile of grass with a stiff brush. This is only required if there are slight ripples to flatten/weight
Step 9: If the artificial grass has been laid up to paving/decking/walling - using a bolster chisel dress the edge.
How To Install On Hard Surfaces (Decking/Paving/Concrete)
Step 1: Your Artificial Grass can easily be installed onto any existing concrete, decking or hard and smooth surface, as long as it drains well
Step 2: Remove any debris from the area you wish to cover. Ensure the are is dry.
Step 3: Lay your Artificial Grass onto the area
To affix to a hard surface such as concrete
Lay out your Artificial Grass - Remove any ripples and fix either just around the perimeter or the entire area using our waterproof adhesive (http://www.wholesaleartificialgrass.co.uk/shop/grass-adhesive/grass-adhesive-cartridge/)
To Affix to Decking or Wood
Lay out your Artificial Grass - remove any ripples and affix by gently parting blades of artificial grass so that the black underside is visible. Affix using screws.
How To Join Your Artificial Grass
Step 1: The most important things to ensure when joining two or more pieces of artificial grass are that the pile runs in the same direction. And ONLY join manufactured straight edges, not cut edges.
Step 2: Lay the two artificial grass pieces beside each other with the pile facing up, line the edges up alongside each other. Ensure the two pieces do not overlap or that there is no gap between the pieces.
Step 3: Fold the edge of both pieces back approximately 1 inch, then carefully trim each joining edge to remove the black salvage edge
Step 4: Lay the Joining Tape (http://www.wholesaleartificialgrass.co.uk/shop/grass-adhesive/jointing-tape-now-black-not-white/) on the floor so the two pices of grass will meet to the centre of the jointing tape.
Step 5: Apply Joining Adhesive (http://www.wholesaleartificialgrass.co.uk/shop/grass-adhesive/grass-adhesive-cartridge) along the tape in a zig zag line
Step 6: Fold one side of the Artificial Grass onto half of the tape, then fold the other side onto the tape. Always ensure that your two Artificial Grass piece butt up together all the way up the joining seam. Do not allow them to overlap at all. Ensure there are no grass fibres trapped in the joint. Slowly check along the line.
Step 7: Firmly press along the length of the seam to ensure the adhesive sticks correctly and leave to dry.
Step 8: Once dried completely, the final step is to dress your artificial lawn with kiln dried sand (around 8kgs per m2) if required. Brush into the pile with a stiff brush
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