How to Lay Artificial Grass for Your Garden?
Summer is coming. Green garden is a dream for everyone. However, you will find that the natural grass is not easy to maintain, and will waste more water, money and time than Artificial Turf. Actually, the artificial turf is a good way to solve this question. There is no necessary to water in dry weather and the artificial turf is porous so won’t have puddles in the rain: it is ideal for most gardens. We recommend preparing your garden before you buy artificial turf.
Step 1: Remove existing turf or other surface
Start by removing the existing surface from your garden. For small/medium sized gardens you will be able to do this with a spade, for larger areas you may need to hire some equipment.
Step 2: Add a base layer of builder’s sand
Lay approximately 35-40mm of builder’s sharp sand as a base for your turf.
Step 3: Level the surface
You now need to level and flatten this area. If you happen to have a wacker plate then great, if not you can do this using timber and a large hammer. It doesn't have to be perfect, but get it as flat as possible. If you would like to mould any curves etc, now is the time to do so.
Step 4: Add a membrane
Roll out a good quality weed membrane over the top of the sand and make sure the overlaps are 300mm approx. Leave a gap at the edge of the grass of 50mm.