Whether you are installing your new artificial lawn yourself, or are taking advantage of our installation service, there is some preparation that needs to be done beforehand. Installing artificial grass is straightforward, but there are a few steps to take to make sure that when it’s time for installation it will be as quick and painless as possible.
Step 1 – Make your measurements
Before you order your synthetic turf, the first thing to do is work out how much grass you need in square meters. Our plastic turf is supplied in 2m and 4m width rolls and any length up to 25 metres, and is cut to the nearest half metre. Depending on the size and shape of your garden you may need to order extra artificial grass to cover any unusual sections.
It is best to use as many large single segments as you can, and consider how you will want to lay the turf to achieve the best finish. It’s advisable to minimise joins, and to lay the grass in the same direction for the most natural look.
Step 2 – Trim the lawn
When your grass is on its way you need to prepare your garden for the artificial grass installation. If you have natural grass already, this will be removed during the installation process, but to make things easier, cut back any long grass.
Step 3 – Clean the area
We provide artificial grass in a huge number of locations, from kennels, to playgrounds, to sports centres, so there are few surprises when it comes to installation. To make things even easier, clean the area of any toys, rubbish, rocks etc beforehand. If you want to move any plants or flowers this is also beneficial.
Clip back any overgrown bushes to make accessing all areas of the garden where your new fake grass will be installed easier. This will mean that when it comes to installing your new artificial grass, installation will be swifter and will be more level.
Step 4 – Plan around other features
If you are planning to install other features to your garden, i.e sheds or play areas, feel free to pre-install these as the the turf will be laid around these objects. If you’re making changes to your garden’s landscaping, for example adding or moving water features, patios, paths, etc, all this should be completed prior to your artificial turf being installed.
For self installation
If you are planning on installing Perfectly Green’s artificial grass yourself then you may want to use compacted sand to give a more level base for your grass. If used for less temporary locations, such as for festivals or landscaping, the grass will generally stay flat under its own weight, but heavy objects such as furniture can be used to protect against stronger winds.
Need any extra help?
If you need any more help or guidance on your artificial grass installation, then contact a member of our team on 01825 729 259 and we will be happy to help.
Follow these few steps before our team arrive and you can expect a speedy artificial grass installation in no time at all. Our artificial grass is made using advanced machinery and to a high standard, so you can sit back and relax in the knowledge that you can enjoy it for a long time to come.