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Artificial Grass Installation – The Step by Step Guide

Post date: April 14, 2021

Here at Artificial Grass Derbyshire, we offer a full supply and installation service throughout the Derbyshire area. However, for those looking to install our artificial grass themselves we have created this step by step guide to hopefully help you lay a new lawn you will be proud of.

How do I install artificial grass?

  1. Measure the area and grab your tools!
  2. Prepare your garden
  3. Lay your granite dust base and compact it down
  4. Lay your underlay and artificial grass
  5. Join any edges together and trim
  6. Pin down
  7. Brush over and enjoy!

Measure your garden and grab your tools

The first step when carrying out your artificial grass installation is of course to ensure you have the correct tools for the job. Start by measuring the area where you would like to install the fake grass and contact our team with your measurements so we can provide the correct quantities for your project. Once you have your artificial grass at the ready, you’ll need to make sure you have the right tools for a successful installation. To install your artificial grass you will need a turf cutter, Stanley knife, steel nails or ground pins and tape.

Prepare your garden

Prepare your garden by removing your current grass or artificial grass, for ease of removal we strongly recommend that your existing turf is thoroughly soaked the night before you plan to remove it, this makes digging your lawn up much easier. This can be done using a turf cutter or spade but make sure you’re cautious of any cables or water pipes in the area. Once you have removed your grass, remove any obstructions that may remain. Remove any large stones or weeds from the area and compact the ground in preparation for your base.

Lay your sand or stone base

If you are adding an edging to your lawn, this is the point to do so for a seamless finish, however this is optional. Once your garden is prepared and your edging is in place, you can then begin to compact the sub-base, we recommend using of granite dust. If there is an issue with drainage within the proposed new artificial lawn area, then we would advise first laying a depth of “MOT” type 1, once again firmly compacted. When evenly distributed across the area, compact your stone down to create a flat and level base to lay your grass upon.

Roll out your underlay and lay your artificial grass

Now that your base is prepared, you can begin to install your grass underlay. Simply roll out your underlay over your lawn ensuring to cover the whole area in preparation the installation of your artificial grass. Once your underlay is in place, you can carefully unroll the turf over the area. Be careful not to move the underlay during this process and for best results roll your grass towards your house as this gives the best appearance when viewing from your home.

Join edges, trim and pin down

When you’re happy with the placement of your grass, you can start to seal any edges together using our artificial tape and artificial grass adhesive. Take your backing tape and lay it between the lengths of grass, apply adhesive to seal and place the grass back down to secure in place. To trim your artificial grass to fit your garden, simply run your knife around the edges you would like to adjust until you are happy with the fit. Your grass should now be ready to secure in its place. Use galvanised steel nails or ground pins around the edges of your fake grass, hammering into place on an angle.

Finishing touches

Now that your new artificial lawn is successfully installed, take a brush and sweep over your grass to give a natural look. During transportation your grass may have been flattened, so simply brushing against your grass will truly bring your lawn to life. And the final step, relax and enjoy your new garden!

For any further information on artificial grass installation or to order your fake grass today, contact our professional team by enquiring online or giving us a call today.

Alexander DickinsonAlexander Dickinson
11:11 12 Sep 23
Christopher and Lee came to install the artificial grass on my back garden with me supplying sleeper. The workmanship and communication with me to meet my needs for the garden they both are flexible to work around it. Have left me a nice garden to able enjoying with family and friends..Much Appreciated for Christopher and Lee.Will be using them in the future and recommend to people.Alex
James MaherJames Maher
13:45 04 Aug 23
These images were kindly supplied by a customer of ours who we supplied with 100 sqm of Prestige 37mm artificial grass. The majority of our projects are fully installed by Artificial Grass Derbyshire but in this case the customer was very confident in their own abilities and have indeed laid a very lovely new artificial lawn.
Melissa TurnerMelissa Turner
10:17 26 Jul 23
These guys have done a fantastic job of our artificial lawn. We did consider doing it ourselves as it’s a small area but so glad we went with them. They were very reasonably priced and the finish is to the highest of standards. They even looked at the overall finish of the garden project and put more of the gravel core down to higher the lawn so the overall finished effect is perfect. Not even worth attempting the job ourselves.We went with the willow lawn and it’s very soft and natural looking. Would highly recommend the business and lawn.
Dennis SimmonsDennis Simmons
16:54 28 Jun 23
Absolutely brilliant the whole team had a positive input this is the 2nd time we have used them and would recommend them to anyone thinking of installing artificial grass
Mark ThatcherMark Thatcher
19:38 22 Jun 23
An amazing service from quote to completion. James and the team are really friendly and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.
Jan EmeryJan Emery
08:14 12 Jun 23
Paul Emery - artificial willow lawn looks brilliant. Fitting of lawn was professional and meticulous. Delivery was received at the time advised and fitting completed within time advised. Maintenance advice for the lawn from Chris was most helpful. A positive experience from initial quote to the end result of a perfect looking lawn. Would definitely use Artificial Grass Derbyshire again.
Mark BartramMark Bartram
10:30 05 Apr 23
This company put all my fears of having artificial grass installed in on my property. The lawn looks super realistic! Looks absolutely fantastic. The installers were great too, explained the whole process every step of the way. Highly skilled too. Thank you and definitely will be using you again on another one of my properties. All the best Mark
Linda HolmesLinda Holmes
13:28 01 Mar 23
Christopher & Lee were everything good about a business- extremely professional; kept to schedule promised; completed the installation of artificial grass with it looking a picture !
Azin KafaiAzin Kafai
19:42 28 Apr 22
Chris, Jim and James were absolutely brilliant and did a fantastic job of my new lawn. Super speady, amazing attention to detail. It looks stunning and they were so lovely to deal with. Highly recommended, best thing I've done!
Moira HaighMoira Haigh
08:09 07 Jul 21
Brilliant 👏 thanks for making it easier to spend money 😊. I will be returning often. The staff are very helpful and approachable. We'll done all staff 🥇
Jaimal singh JanduJaimal singh Jandu
15:41 09 Jul 20
Kelly BurnsKelly Burns
10:44 21 Jun 17
Luke SillitoLuke Sillito
14:13 22 Jun 16
Brilliant job absolutely delighted would with out a doubt recommend to anyone, two of our friends have already chosen to use them