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Artificial Grass Installation Guide

At Huws Gray, we make it our mission to help make your job as easy and hassle-free as possible - and that's why we offer such a comprehensive range of great products at low prices. If you're wondering how to lay artificial grass, wonder no longer - because we've also got this comprehensive guide to artificial grass installation. Installing artificial grass needn't be a hassle, and that's why we offer this detailed and in-depth guide to installing Hi-Tech artificial grass. Take a look for yourself to find out more about how to install artificial grass with a minimum of fuss.

What You'll Need:
  • Turf Cutter
  • Geo-Textile Membrane
  • 2 x 1 Tanalised Timber
  • Wooden Stakes
  • Mitre Saw
  • Crushed MOT
  • Grit Sand
  • Vibrating Whacker Plate
  • Turf
  • Stanley Knife
  • Seaming Tape & Glue
  • Kiln Dried Sand
  • Rake or Brush
  • Staple Gun & Staples
  • 25mm Screws

Details of installing the Hi-Tech Artificial Grass can be found below:


Step 1

Assess the lawn that needs replacing, check levels of beds, fence, containing walls as you may need to excavate or build up the area.


Step 2

The lawn should be removed by either a mechanical turf cutter or by hand with shovels.


Step 3

The whole area needs to be cleared to a 100mm depth. Depths are provided as a guide only as depths will vary depending on the garden's requirements.


Step 4

Cover area with geo-textile membrane. The geo-textile membrane can also be laid over the MOT layer


Step 5

Install tanalised timber inside membrane, the timber frame is staked into the ground with 12 inch stakes at appropriate intervals. The stake should be secured to the timber using exterior screws creating a solid frame.


Step 6

Membrane can be wrapped around the timber to contain ground and prevent any settlement, membrane can be secured to the timber using a heavy duty staple gun.


Step 7

Cover area with 75mm crushed rock. The depth of MOT is provided as a guide only as depths vary depending on the garden, some will require more while others will take less. Ground conditions can affect the amount of aggregate required, if unsure please seek professional advice.


Step 8

The crushed rock should be wackered stable.


Step 9

Area blinded off with 25mm grit sand which is watered and wackered to produce a firm level surface. Again, the depth of sand is provided as a guide only as depths will vary depending on the garden.


Step 10

The area now has a finished level and the turf is laid out over it.


Step 11

The turf is set in place and trimmed in neatly. Roll out the turf and mark the latex where it needs to be cut to the top of the timber. Fold the latex back over and carefully cut along the marked line using a sharp bladed knife. Fold the turf back over to give you a neatly finished edge


Step 12

Seams should be prepared for bonding. If a joint is required lay the two pieces of turf out on the area so they are ready to be butted up next to each other. Carefully cut along the rib at the back of the turf, as close as you can get to the rib without cutting into it, repeat this procedure for the other piece of turf. This can be done using a sharp bladed knife.


Step 13

Seams now need to be taped and bonded. Fold back both pieces of turf, lay the adhesive strip along the length of the joint, rough side up. Apply the Aquabond adhesive to the tape and spread out using a trowel. Fold the turf back over onto the tape making sure that the ribs don't overlap each other or the gap in between them isn't any wider than 5mm.


Step 14

The joint is then rolled in to make sure the latex backing is in full contact with the adhesive.


Step 15

The turf should now be screwed to the top of the timber at 300mm intervals using 25mm self tapper screws. Neatly trim off any excess with scissors if required.


Step 16

Kiln dried sand should now be spread to add integrity.


Step 17

Sand should be brushed into the pile using a power brush or a stiff brush.


Step 18

Your new artificial lawn is now complete! Enjoy!

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