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Top mistakes to avoid when installing artificial grass

Posted on: 10th February, 2017

The thought of having a perfect green lawn to enjoy throughout the year, with no maintenance, bald or brown patches for you to worry about, can now be a reality, thanks to the wonders of artificial grass. Laying your new artificial lawn is easy to do if you know what to do, as well as knowing what mistakes to avoid. Here, we’ve rounded up some of our top tips.

 

So what mistakes should you avoid when installing your artificial grass?

 

Ground preparation

Well, first up is ensuring that the ground where your lawn will be laid needs to be even. The slightest raised area of ground, stone or bump will be extremely noticeable. Think about laying the lawn like you would laying a new carpet in your front room; you want it to be as smooth as possible. Therefore, preparing your ground to be smooth and bump-free will help greatly with the installation process.

Drainage

Drainage is another issue that needs to addressed when you are preparing your site for your new artificial lawn. As you are well aware, the great British weather is renowned for being, well, wet. So don’t let that clog up your artificial lawn with pools of water. Ensure you have created a good drainage system by inputting a deep base that can be filled with sand and concrete that has been broken up, which helps to make a good foundation.

Weed barrier

By having an artificial lawn you’ll no longer have to worry about weeds poking their ugly heads through and spoiling your lawn. Well, that is if you install a weed barrier, which is something we would strongly recommend doing. It will not only help protect your artificial lawn, but also stop you from having to worry about weeding your lawn too.

Smooth edges

Moving on from obtaining the perfect canvas to lay your artificial lawn on, next up you need to make sure the joins of the lawn match and are even. Otherwise you’ll end up with a lawn that doesn’t look well put together.

 

Also you’ll need to make the edges of the lawn look neat and tidy, and are secured down so they don’t fray or curl up. This can cause you trouble if it happens; dirt, water and debris can get underneath, which will cause damage to your artificial lawn. Secure your lawn in place by nailing it to a wooden frame that surrounds the edge of your lawn area.

 

If you follow the above steps, you should end up with your artificial lawn being securely and perfectly locked in place for you to enjoy for many years to come – without worrying about upkeep. If you have any questions, get in touch with one of our helpful team members who will be more than happy to offer advice.

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