29.02.16 - Handy tips for laying Artificial Turf
For those who want a beautiful garden without the maintenance that comes with it, artificial grass is the perfect option. With a real-grass look but with greater wear and weather resistance, it’s an excellent alternative and looks great.
Obviously with these perks, it’s no surprise that artificial lawn is a popular garden choice.
8 Easy Steps How to…….
- Remove existing turf – Dig down to a depth of 40mm and dispose of in a Skip
- Add a base layer of MOT Type 1 and Sand – Create a base using MOT Type 1 aggregates followed by spreading a thin layer of Sharp Sand to a 35mm depth
- Level the surface – Use a builder’s plank and hammer to compact and smooth to ensure a firm base
- Lay fabric membrane – Roll a weed membrane over the Sand leaving a 50mm gap short of the grass edge
- Lay artificial grass – Roll out artificial grass to cover the area, staggering the ends. Trim edges using a Craft knife
- Joining artificial grass – It's important that the grass rolls are laid in the same direction and butted together with no fibres caught underneath
- Fixing – Install ground pins nailed into the ground every 200mm to secure
- Get a cuppa and admire your new artificial lawn – You’re all done
Materials Required –
> Shovel > Skip > MOT Type 1 > Sharp Sand > Anti Weed Membrane > Artificial Grass > Craft Knife, Builder’s Plank & Hammer > Decorative Slate
Micks Handy Tips
Why not supplement your new artificial lawn with some Decorative Slate to add those all important extra touches.
Images supplied by local gardening expert - Cambs Landscaping Ltd.