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How much grass do i need?

Artificial grasses are manufactured in 2 meter (6' 6'') and 4 meter (13') widths and are supplied in lengths to suit.Measure the area which the grass is to be installed to work out how much grass is needed.Draw a diagram and show it to us and we can advise you on your requirements and quote accordingly.

Note: The pile of grass is always directional to some degree. To ensure you have no color shade variations it is imperative that all pieces be installed in the same direction.

Seaming tape and all-weather adhesive will be required if you are installing more than one piece of artificial grass.This should be purchased with your so that it can be delivered at the same time.

Installing on hard (bound) surfaces-concrete,tarmac,macadam,asphalt,timber.

  • Ensure the surface to be covered is clean and smooth (debris) and dust must be removed.
  • If a new sub-surface is being constructed a slight fall should be incorporated to assist drainage (1:200 is ideal)
  • If there is no fall,it is recommended that a few drainage holes are made in the sealed concrete.
  • Porous (open textured ) macadam is particularly  suitable as a sub base.
  • Paving slabs are not satisfactory,since after a period of time the pattern of the slabs may show on the surface of the grass.The slabs should be removed and the sub base covered with a layer of fine aggregate (refer to unbound surface section)
  • If fixed to timber the grass may be held in place with staples or small tacking nails.

Installing on unbound surfaces.

Existing bases may be used for budget installations.We strongly advise against this however as it may prevent surface uneveness for root decay and contamination.For long term installations we recommended the following...

     Base construction...

  1. Remove turf and soil to a depth of approximately 100mm - by hand or using a turf cutter and weed kill the area.Compact and level the ground using a wacker plate or roller.
  2. An optional low-cost geotextile may be laid over the compacted earth,fixing down with galvanised nails,to minimise weed growth and prevent the formulation of worm holes.
  3. Lay the sub-base .Typically a 25mm-dust aggregate is used to a depth of 25mm to 75mm
  4. Compact and level using a wacker plate or roller.If you choose timber fixings for the edge of the grass,they should be installed at this point using tanalised timber and fixing stakes
  5. Add a thin laer of fine aggregate over the stone and compact again

Fixing the artificial grass in place...

  • Roll the artificial grass carpet out over your pre-prepared base,ensuring any multiple rolls are laying in the same direction
  • Trim to size and remove any excess selvedge with a sharp stanley knife,ideally cutting form the back side
  • Secure any grass joins
  • Fix the edges of the artificial grass over the timber surround or hold the grass in place with small headed galvanised nails
  • Closely tufted products,which do not require sand,should be fitted under tension
  • Sand filled grasses should now be dresssed with kiln dried sand,which is available from us in the garden centre.The sand sould firstly be evenly distributed over the area and then brushed into the pile using a stiff brush.The weight of the sand holds the grass in position