Artificial Grass Landscaping – Complete How To

Artificial Grass Landscaping – Complete How To

Artificial Grass Landscaping is your one-stop solution if your natural lawn’s condition is less than ideal. While artificial grass landscaping may sound like quite daunting a task, it can easily be done at home without seeking any professional help. Following is a step-by-step guide to artificial grass landscaping.

Available in an array of textures, colors and design, artificial grass has gained significant popularity since the past few years owing to its easy maintenance and long lasting color vibrancy.

Landscaping Procedure with Artificial Grass

  1. Find your ideal fit.
  2. Gather all the materials necessary for the task.
  3. Remove your existing turf by digging it out. For the task you can employ a spade or a turf cutter and dig to a depth of 1 and ½ to 2 and ½ inches as the artificial grass will sit almost ½ inch above any edging.
  4. Protect your turf from weeds by laying down a weed suppressing membrane over your lawn space and make shape adjustments accordingly using a utility knife.
  5. Apply a layer of sand, crushed stone, or grit on top of the underlying membrane and press them together to create a sturdy base that the other materials will rest on.
  6. Even out the surface by applying ½ to ¾ inch (1 to 2 cm) of sharp sand. Compact and level it and then proceed to smooth out the surface using a flat board or a slab of wood.
  7. Layer on a shock absorbent material to give the grass more cushioning. This is an optional step but it gives great results. Lay down the sheet of material and cut it your desired shape using a utility knife.
  8. Assess the size of the space you are working with and plan accordingly and place your adhesive on the surface as well as beneath the joint of two widths to prevent them from shifting out of place or collapsing.
  9. Applicable to only a limited number of turf brands, this step involves removing the grass free border from the artificial turf and if needed, the removal of the border from the edge of the grass cutting carefully so as to achieve a straight line.
  10. Align the grass to a straight edge or corner and push it tight into the corner to ensure the turf is safely secured and will not budge.
  11. Shape your turf to its desired shape using a utility knife and use a bubble level as a guide.
  12. Nail your turf into place by first adjusting it into place and then securing it into place every 12 to 16 inches along the edge.
  13. Apply a layer of silica over the lawn surface using a spreader to ensure even coverage. Not only will this provide stability on the grass and prevent it from moving.
  14. Finally brush the sand into the grass. For maintenance, wash with warm soapy water and if the blades flatten, brush them up using a broom.

Video Credit: Artificial Grass UK

Artificial Grass Landscaping – Complete How To
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