Artificial Grass DIY Installation
Measure the area you would like to lay the Artificial Grass in. This measurement should then be multiplied by each other to find the square meterage of your area! If the area is Grass is sold in M2 lengths. In 2m or 4m widths
Use our area calculator to find the Sq Metres of your garden!
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Now you have found exactly what size you need for your garden, it’s time to choose a style! Click on the button below to view the entire range of grasses available from MCD Home & Garden!
Step one: Ground Preparation
Ground preparation is an essential step in laying artificial grass in your home, business or club! These six steps are crucial to having a perfect finish!
Soft ground preparation
- Remove all rocks and vegetation to leave roughly 4 inches from the desired level.
- Fill in this space with 804 crushed stone. It is available from StoneDirect or your local builders provider should stock this!
- Top the 804 stone with a layer of Quarry Dust and compress to create a firm base.
- It is recommended to lay a weed membrane. A lot of our customers use something similar to this control fabric from Woodie’s
Hard ground preparation
For all surfaces, Get rid of any surface flaws and thoroughly clean and discard any debris, paint, grease, or other anything that could hinder the grass’s ability to adhere to the surface.
- Decking – Attach the grass to the decking with screws to allow for inspection of any damage or subsequent sealing of the decking. Screws are better than nails as you can unscrew to repair or replace the decking in years to come!
- Concrete – Use galvanized nails or adhesive to secure the grass to concrete surfaces.
- Cobblestones – In order to ensure that the cobbles are not destroyed, we advise just putting adhesive around trip hazards and utilizing sand infill to weigh down the grass.
Step two: DIY Installation of Artificial Grass
Installation of the grass is much simpler than a lot of people imagine. It can be easily laid but there are some important steps to remember!
- Grass piles have a . This is super important to ensure that ‘natural’ look to the turf! If you are using multiple rolls, they have to be in the same direction.
- If cutting the grass, turn it over and cut from the black backing using a sharp stanley blade.
Step Three: Seaming/ Joining
This step is only neccessary when you are joining two rolls of grass to each other.
- The grass’ edges are folded inward, and the joining tape is secured to the sub foundation along the seam’s center. Check with the tape you are using which side should be attached to the grass and which should face the ground.
- Observe the safety warnings and directions listed on the adhesive product’s container.
- Attach the joining tape with the adhesive. It may be easiest to adhere the grass to the tape from one side first, then from the other.
- Then, firmly press the edges against the connecting tape.
- Please be careful not to capture the grass fibres when pressing the grass back and forth.
Step Four: Securing the edges of Artificial Grass
This step must be completed with all edges of your artifical grass.
- We advise using 5 to 6 inch stainless steel or zinc coated nails driven into the sub base every 2 inches or so down the length of the metre to secure the grass to the sub base.
Step Five: Finishing your Artificial Grass
Now you have finished laying your artificial grass and learned the tricks of the trade. It is time to get the best finish you can right now!
- To raise the pile, brush the grass in the opposite direction from the grain. The majority of our grasses don’t need sand infill. On the other hand, you can use up to 10kg of silica sand per square metre as infill if it’s required (contact us if you’re unsure).