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What to expect from an artificial lawn installation

Post date: June 22, 2018

At Artificial Grass Derbyshire by MPG we don’t just supply your artificial grass; we are also offer an artificial grass installation service. You can also fit your artificial grass yourself if you wish as it comes in convenient 2 and 4 metre widths. Installation of an artificial lawn usually takes a day to complete, however larger gardens may take more groundwork, so your installation time will be longer. We will always offer to complete a no charge site survey to ensure the suitability of the area proposed for your new artificial lawn. Below we have outlined the rough stages that we will go through when fitting your new artificial lawn from Artificial Grass Derbyshire.

Artificial Grass Installation Key Points

  1. Plan out and clean the area to be covered by ensuring all pipes and electrical cables are below digging depth, removing any existing turf, large stones and other obstructions from the area.
  2. Create an edge (if there are no perimeters for the grass to lay against) and lay a base, usually made from granite dust (Grano) or sharp builders sand, but only if granite dust is not available.
  3. Ensure that this base is levelled using a mechanical lightweight wacker plate to compact the granite dust. The base doesn’t have to be completely flat as we can install artificial grass on some gentle slopes where necessary.
  4. Apply a weed membrane. This prevents weed growth whilst still allowing water drainage.
  5. Roll out your new artificial grass on top of the membrane. To make sure the blades all point the same way, roll the grass in the same direction each time.
  6. Trim the grass to fit any existing borders and edges using a sharp craft knife.
  7. Use specific artificial grass tape to join together two rolls of grass, then ruffle up the fibres at the join to disguise it.
  8. Secure the edges, Artificial Grass Derbyshire installers usually use a timber beam or pegs.
  9. Brush your new artificial lawn with a stiff brush to give it a more natural look. Artificial Grass Derbyshire use a power brush upon final installation of a new lawn.

If you would like a quote for your lawn then why not get in touch with us today here at Artificial Grass of Derbyshire, where we’re always more than happy to answer any of your questions without obligation.

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