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The Green, Green Grass of Home: Artificial Lawn Fitting

Post date: July 28, 2022

Like many of the other things you could do yourself in an effort to make your home better, fitting a beautiful new artificial lawn could seem a bit overwhelming. Too difficult. Best left to the experts.

We do offer a full supply and installation service here at Artificial Grass Derbyshire – which means you have the option of an easy and cost effective way of getting the job done, allaying any fears because the professionals are involved. But the truth is that getting your new lawn laid and looking good is actually within your grasp.

It just needs clear planning, awareness of what you’re doing and a bit of time – and the end goal always in mind. Fitting a new artificial lawn is certainly something that it’s best to take care over and get just right for best results. We’ve broken it down into easy steps to follow, here, so that it’s not quite as daunting a project for you.

Measure up!

Except it is! The measurements of the area you’re installing in are essential. Once you’ve measured up the installation area, contact the Artificial Grass Derbyshire team and they will provide the right amount of fake grass.

Then, before you do anything else, make sure you’ve got the right tools to complete the job: Turf cutter, Stanley knife, steel nails or ground pins, tape and a sweeping brush.

Prepare your area

Remove your current grass, whether natural or artificial. You may need the turf cutter at the point. Be conscious that there could be cables or water pipes in the area. Once the grass has been removed, take care of any other obstructions – large stones or weeds. Compact the ground.

Level the sub-base

Compact the sub-base, using granite dust (our recommendation). If there is an issue with drainage lay a depth of ‘MOT’ type 1, firmly compacted. When evenly distributed across the area, drop to a flat and level base on which you can lay your grass.

Roll out your new lawn

 Roll out the underlay in preparation for the artificial grass. Once the underlay is correctly positioned carefully unroll the artificial turf. Don’t move the underlay during this process and roll the grass towards your house as it will look better from there.

Go for a close fit

 When you’ve got the placement of your grass right you can begin the finishing touches. Seal edges together with artificial grass tape and adhesive. This is simple: Lay backing tape between the lengths of grass, apply adhesive to seal and secure the grass back in position.

It’s advisable to then trim your grass around the edges with the Stanley knife, adjusting as you go until you have your exact fit. Hammer in the nails or ground pins at the edges to secure. Finally, the finishing touch: Use a sweeping brush to freshen up the grass.

The most important step

 Sit back, relax and enjoy your new lawn!

Although it will take some effort, if you follow this basic guide you should find laying your new artificial grass quite an easy procedure. Taking care of each step along the way ensures a better end result – and the benefit of following our simple guide and ‘getting it right’ is that you’ll end up with a good-looking lawn.

If you still really can’t face the job of installing your own artificial lawn, feel free to contact us and enquire about our fitting service. We’ll be pleased to see what we can do for you.

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