Once you have completed the preparation stage which includes measuring just how much artificial grass you will need, installing appropriate drainage (if necessary) and removing the natural grass layer, you will be able to install your artificial grass lawn. This post outlines the steps you should follow to help you to get the job done right, from laying the base, connecting joints and preventing weed growth.
Lay Gravel Base then Sharp Sand. If neccessary, use treated timber/timber stakes to put inside an area frame. We recommend 4 X 2 inches of tantalised treated timber for heavy clay soil areas and poorly draining areas and 2 X 2 inches of tantalised timber for good draining areas. Screw these timbers to the stakes leaving the stakes on the within the perimeter. Should the Artificial Grass meet a concrete path, wall or decking, position the timber flush with the surface height and by using 10mm temporary fillet, pack the timber near the wall leaving the space to help you tuck the Artificial Grass in between the timber as well as the adjoining material in a later stage.
Position the stakes against the inner perimeter timber edging and hammer into the ground ensuring the stakes are slightly lower than the timber edging. Next screw the timber stake towards the timber edging.
With heavy clay soils we recommend laying a crushed stone surface as much as 3 inches. This is definitely not necessary for almost all areas and just required for those who have a high water table in which the ground holds water for a long period of energy after it rains. Next compact the earth employing a vibrating plate that may be hired from an equipment hire company. Ensure the perimeter is compacted and underneath the timber edging by 1 inch. Infill the perimeter with sharp sand and level employing a rake. Guarantee the sand is level to the top of the timber edging and compact again.
Permanently drainage areas spread a layer of sharp sand to blind over the soil. Next compact the ground using a vibrating plate that can be hired from an equipment hire company. Make sure the perimeter is compacted and level with the timber edging.
In the event you put more operate in at this time, your Artificial Grass Lawn can look better because of this.
Weed Control Layer. Apply the weed control geo textile membrane and cut as necessary. Tack using small 1 inch galvanised clout nails for the timber edging. This weed control geo textile membrane prevents any probability of weed growth with the artificial grass drainage holes.
Roll out Artificial Grass. Lay the Artificial Grass inside the desired direction working on the carpet rather than on the levelled base. Make sure the carpet is positioned to minimise cuts, joints and waste overlaying the timber edging by at least 4 inches. In the event the artificial grass meets a path or edge, and in case you have laid the timber edging correctly as previously described, then this artificial grass may be wedged between. If joining, please be sure that the artificial grass is laid using the pile running in the same direction on every piece. Lay the carpet on the top of the sand instead of dragging it over the base material. To assist stop wrinkles or creasing it is advisable to allow 2 to three hours to settle before continuing with jointing and adhesive. Cut grass to shape employing a sharp Dolphin or Stanley knife or scissors.
Jointing. When jointing your outdoor carpet together, guarantee the pile runs in the same direction. Shut down manufacturer’s edge strip (if present) and butt two edges together ensuring you will find no gaps more than 1mm involving the two carpet edges. The precision of the will determine how visible the join is right after the completion. Fold back edges and position jointing tape (smooth side down) so that the edges in the carpet fulfill the tape when joined.
Adhesive. a) Apply the cartridge adhesive in a zig zag motion to the rougher side from the tape allowing one cartridge for each and every 3 linear metres. Reject carpet and press both edges in to the wet adhesive, ensuring every piece marries up and it has no overlap. Since you are doing this together with your fingers, mix the fibres together to conceal the join. Once the whole length is within place and also you are happy with its appearance it is required to walk over the join many times to activate the glue and bond the grass to the tape. Weigh on the seam to ensure good connection with the glue until it cures. The greater care taken with the operation the neater and tidier the joint will likely be, or b) If making use of the 2-component multi-purpose adhesive, ensure thorough mixing of the two components before use.
Apply adhesive to the rough side from the tape and spread evenly across a width of at the very least 20cm using when possible a notched trowel. Sufficient adhesive needs to be applied in order that when the artificial grass carpet is pressed in to the adhesive, a transfer over the carpet backing is finished. Reject carpet and press both edges in to the wet adhesive, ensuring every piece marries up and has no overlap. Ensure that the carpet fails to crest at the seam and it is holding flat within the bonded area. Once the whole length is at place and you also are happy featuring its appearance it really is required to walk along the join repeatedly to activate the glue and bond the grass to zgcupa tape. Weight the seam to make sure good exposure to the glue until it cures. The better care taken with all the operation the neater and tidier the joint will be.
When you should endeavour to not put adhesive onto the carpet small amounts of glue can be taken off from your artificial grass fibre using White Spirit as well as a small off cut in the artificial grass. Small amounts of cured glue can usually be removed. To avert this situation and the potential of injury to the artificial grass, care and precautions needs to be delivered to avoid exposure to the fibres constantly.
When the artificial grass continues to be jointed and glued and you are happy with the levels screw the grass for the timber perimeter framework using galvanised screws at a minimum of 12 inch intervals.
Spread Sand (Optional, based on Grass Selected) Once the artificial grass continues to be laid use silica sand, which is kiln dried and brush into carpet as you go. Each product might have sand infill but this really is only used to stabilise the carpet as well as at virtually no time if the sand be visible. You must obtain an even spread over the surface using a brush to develop the depth in layers. Usually do not apply the sand in one application. Brush sand into pile immediately after laying while the artificial grass is dry even though weather is good. Brush vigorously against the fibres in the carpet pile to encourage the tufts to face upright. Putting the proper quantity of sand in helps support the artificial grass to sleep down, protects the fibres as well as keeps them standing to give it the appearance of real grass. Once the effort has become done, you are able to sit back and relax knowing your artificial grass lawn will look great and require minimal maintenance.