Once you have completed the preparation stage which include measuring how much artificial grass you require, installing appropriate drainage (if necessary) and taking out the natural grass layer, you will be able to install your artificial grass lawn. This short article outlines the steps you should follow to help you to get the job done right, from laying the base, connecting joints and preventing weed growth.
Lay Gravel Base accompanied by Sharp Sand. If neccessary, use treated timber/timber stakes to place in an area frame. We recommend 4 X 2 inches of tantalised treated timber for heavy clay soil areas and poorly draining areas and two X 2 inches of tantalised timber permanently draining areas. Screw these timbers towards the stakes leaving the stakes on the inside of the perimeter. In case the Artificial Grass meet a concrete path, wall or decking, position the timber flush with all the surface height and through using 10mm temporary fillet, pack the timber near to the wall leaving the room to help you tuck the Artificial Grass between the timber as well as the adjoining material with a later stage.
Position the stakes against the inner perimeter timber edging and hammer in to the ground ensuring the stakes are slightly lower than the timber edging. Next screw the timber stake to the timber edging.
With heavy clay soils we recommend laying a crushed stone surface of up to 3 inches. This will not be necessary for the majority of areas and only required for those who have a high water table where ground holds water for a long period of energy after it rains. Next compact the earth utilizing a vibrating plate that may be hired from an equipment hire company. Guarantee the perimeter is compacted and underneath the timber edging by 1 inch. Infill the perimeter with sharp sand and level employing a rake. Ensure the sand is level to the peak in the timber edging and compact again.
Once and for all drainage areas spread a layer of sharp sand to blind over the soil. Next compact the floor utilizing a vibrating plate that can be hired from an equipment hire company. Guarantee the perimeter is compacted and level using the timber edging.
Should you put more operate in at this time, your Artificial Grass Lawn can look better consequently.
Weed Control Layer. Apply the weed control geo textile membrane and cut as necessary. Tack using small 1 inch galvanised clout nails for the timber edging. This weed control geo textile membrane prevents any chance of weed growth with the artificial grass drainage holes.
Roll out Artificial Grass. Lay the Artificial Grass inside the desired direction working on the carpet rather than on the levelled base. Make sure the carpet is positioned to minimise cuts, joints and waste overlaying the timber edging by a minimum of 4 inches. If the artificial grass meets a path or edge, and if you have laid the timber edging correctly as previously described, then this artificial grass can be wedged between. If joining, please be sure that the artificial grass is laid with all the pile running inside the same direction on every piece. Lay the carpet on the top of the sand as opposed to dragging it across the base material. To help stop wrinkles or creasing it is best to allow 2 to 3 hours to settle before continuing with jointing and adhesive. Cut grass to shape employing a sharp Dolphin or Stanley knife or scissors.
Jointing. When jointing your outdoor carpet together, guarantee the pile runs inside the same direction. Cut off manufacturer’s edge strip (if present) and butt two edges together ensuring you can find no gaps more than 1mm involving the two carpet edges. The accuracy of the will determine how visible the join is after the completion. Fold back edges and position jointing tape (smooth side down) so the edges in the carpet meet the tape when joined.
Adhesive. a) Apply the cartridge adhesive in a zig zag motion onto the rougher side from the tape allowing one cartridge for every 3 linear metres. Turn down carpet and press both edges to the wet adhesive, ensuring each piece marries up and it has no overlap. When you are carrying this out together with your fingers, mix the fibres together to conceal the join. When the whole length is in place and you also are satisfied using its appearance it really is necessary to walk across the join repeatedly to activate the glue and bond the grass for the tape. Weigh on the seam to make certain good contact with the glue until it cures. The greater care taken with the operation the neater and tidier the joint will likely be, or b) If utilizing the 2-component multi-purpose adhesive, ensure thorough mixing of the two components before use.
Apply adhesive towards the rough side of the tape and spread evenly across a width of at least 20cm using when possible a notched trowel. Sufficient adhesive needs to be applied to ensure that if the artificial grass carpet is pressed to the adhesive, a transfer on the carpet backing is finished. Turn down carpet and press both edges into the wet adhesive, ensuring every piece marries up and contains no overlap. Ensure the carpet will not crest in the seam and is holding flat over the bonded area. After the whole length is within place and also you are pleased with its appearance it really is required to walk across the join many times to activate the glue and bond the grass to zgcupa tape. Weight the seam to make certain good contact with the glue until it cures. The better care taken with the operation the neater and tidier the joint will be.
While you should endeavour to not put adhesive onto the carpet small quantities of glue can be removed through the artificial grass fibre using White Spirit as well as a small off cut from the artificial grass. Small amounts of cured glue can usually be removed. To prevent this situation and the possibility of injury to the artificial grass, care and precautions should be delivered to avoid exposure to the fibres at all times.
Once the artificial grass has been jointed and glued and also you are happy using the levels screw the grass towards the timber perimeter framework using galvanised screws at a minimum of 12 inch intervals.
Spread Sand (Optional, according to Grass Selected) When the artificial grass has become laid use silica sand, which is kiln dried and brush into carpet as you go. Each product could have sand infill but this really is only used to stabilise the carpet and also at virtually no time in case the sand be visible. You have to obtain an even spread within the surface utilizing a brush to develop the depth in layers. Tend not to apply the sand in one application. Brush sand into pile soon after laying as the artificial grass is dry and while weather conditions are good. Brush vigorously up against the fibres of the carpet pile to encourage the tufts to face upright. Putting the correct quantity of sand in helps support the artificial grass to sleep down, protects the fibres as well as keeps them standing allow it the style of real grass. When the hard work has been done, you are able to relax and relax in the knowledge that your artificial grass lawn will look great and require minimal maintenance.