How to Install Artificial Grass

Nowadays, nature is the way to go as people prefer natural beautification. Owning that natural grass cover in your compound makes your home complete. Nevertheless, it might be challenging as sometimes water becomes a challenge. Artificial grass is the best alternative for the natural grass lawns. The process of laying down artificial grass is easy and here are the steps.

Before you get down to business, you need to know to understand the tools of the trade. You will need; spade, leaf blower, four-inch nails, rake, hammer, gloves, wheelbarrow, turf cutter, mastic gun, compactor and mechanical brush. Read more about lawn at this website https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landscaping .

Remove the Old Lawn

Excavate the rugged lawn. Dig in to a depth of not less than three inches. If your lawn is in good condition you can transfer it someone else. Use the fake lawn to make manure if it is natural grass. After removing it, level the ground. For first timers, plan where your grass will be installed. Make sure the water pipes and cables are below the planned depth. The are to be covered by the synthetic grass should be able to drain water easily.

Create a Butt
The artificial grass will need an edge to line up against. Build your edge. There are different kinds of boundaries that can be purchased in the store near you. Or you can still erect one yourself. An edge helps create a boundary around the perimeter and also makes it beautiful.

Level the Ground
You either need granite dust or sand to lay the base for the artificial grass.  Level the sand  using a piece of timber. The sand bed should have a layer of not less than twenty millimeters.

Apply a Tissue Layer to Stop Weed
The weed membrane here is used to suppress the weed that may grow. In as much the fabric suppresses weed, it should allow water to drainage. Trim the weed membrane that covers the edge.


Lay the Artificial Lawn
Now you can install the synthetic lawn keenly not to destroy the weed membrane. Ensure as you roll out the lawn they are all leveled and facing one direction. To stick the rolls to the ground, you need several pieces of galvanized nails as long as seven inches. Then use a hammer to drive the nails through the lawn firmly into the ground.  Trim the excess synthetic grass.


Finishing
Sprinkle sand on the artificial lawn. The sand should be between six to eight kilos. This gives it a natural finish and also the sand holds the turf to the ground so that it may not be blown away.