When your preparation is done it is time to move to the next stage and get the grass down.
In line with your carefully drawn up plans, lay out your new grass on top of the membrane. Allow the extra bits, the tolerance, to lie over the edges where you will eventually cut to size.
Allow the grass to lie there for approximately 24 hours. It may expand or contract a little bit as it settles into its new flat position. Secure the grass in position so it doesn’t blow away or get damaged by over-night winds or by curios pets/children.
After you have left your new grass for an adequate amount of time, it is time to fix it all into position. The key word here is careful; be very careful.
Firstly address the joints. Make sure they are lined up properly and are looking natural. You need to carefully fold back the two pieces of artificial turf and place backing tape where the join will be. Now you must spread adhesive on the tape taking care not to get any on the blades of grass. Once done, fold the turf back into position and pat down but do not apply too much pressure as the adhesive may squeeze through to the surface and you don’t want that.
Cut to size. Using a very sharp knife, such as a good-quality Stanley knife or craft knife, cut your grass to size. If you have a lot of turf to cut, be prepared to change your knife blade regularly as a dull knife will produce an inferior cut.
Fix in position. By this stage you should have your artificial turf sitting level on top of well-compacted sand, covering the entire area that you want to cover and joined securely at any joints.
There are a few techniques to fix your turf in position. You can use ground pins which you hammer in a regular intervals around the edge. You can have lengths of treated timber (treated to resist rotting) and then tack the turf to it. Or you can have a concrete edge to the area that you can use the adhesive to fix the turf to.
There you have it. A handy guide to follow with a few tips thrown in. If you have any questions about the process or need a few words of advice, please do not hesitate to call us. As a valued customer we are always more than willing to help you with anything you need in relation to our products.
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