When you are planning on having a nice green lawn in your outdoor living space but are not willing enough to do all the tricky maintenance, artificial grass is always a great solution. You can have a similar green nuance without any need to do extra care with extra elbow grease.
If you are handy enough, you can actually install artificial grass all by yourself without hiring any professional. With the right tools and steps, turning your boring backyard into a more inviting one can be a super fun project.
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Check out our tutorial on How to Install Artificial Grass for your reference below.
How to Install Artificial Grass
Prepare these supplies:
- Stanley knife
- Joining tape
- Joining adhesive
- Galvanized nails
- Tape measure
- Stanley knife
- Turf cutter
Follow these steps:
- Clear up the area – Artificial grass is best to install over an even solid base like concrete or deck since it can hold the grass in place and avoid too much wear and tear. Before we start, you have to make sure that the area is clear enough. The area should be free from any objects including the cables and pipes. Cut the turf to around 2 inches in depth using a turf cutter then lay the type 1 stone base.
- Build an edge – You can find the edging which is designed to secure your artificial grass. You just need to simply knock the edging into the base by using a hammer and a piece of wood. Leave about 3 cm of the wood exposed.
- Install the base – You can use granite dust of 6 mm thickness as the base of your artificial grass. Smoothen the area by using timber in which you just need to simply drag it around the area.
- Install weed membrane – As the name suggests, a weed membrane works to reduce the growth of weeds but still allows the water to drain. Once you are sure that you have a compact base, you can install the weed membrane. Secure the layer with 4″ galvanized steel nails. Cut the excess edge of the membrane so you can get a clean look.
- Install the grass – Now, it’s time to install your artificial grass. Carefully unroll the grass over the weed membrane, make sure that you don’t move the membrane. Work from the outer part of your house towards the walls to get a neat look.
- Trim the grass – Once the grass is properly installed, you need to trim the excess sides by using the knife carefully. You might want to change the blade every 3 to 5 meters for a more convenient process.
- Finish the lawn – For a nice finishing look, you can apply kiln sand around the area. The rule of thumb is to use 6 to 8 kg per square meter of the lawn. You can do this step by using a stiff brush or blower. Keep in mind to apply the sand on the bright sunny day the same day after you finish laying the grass.
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