After you have completed the preparation stage including measuring just how much artificial grass you will need, installing appropriate drainage (if needed) and removing the natural grass layer, you will be able to install your artificial grass lawn. This article outlines the steps you should follow that will help you to complete the job right, from laying the base, connecting joints and preventing weed growth.
Lay Gravel Base then Sharp Sand – If required, use treated timber/timber stakes to set within an area frame. We recommend 4 X 2 inches of tantalised treated timber for heavy clay soil areas and poorly draining areas and two X 2 inches of tantalised timber permanently draining areas. Screw these timbers for the stakes leaving the stakes on the within the perimeter. In case the Artificial Grass meet a concrete path, wall or decking, position the timber flush with the surface height and also by using 10mm temporary fillet, pack the timber near the wall leaving the room to help you tuck the Artificial Grass involving the timber and also the adjoining material in a later stage.
Position the stakes against the inner perimeter timber edging and hammer into the ground ensuring the stakes are slightly below the timber edging. Next screw the timber stake towards the timber edging. With heavy clay soils we recommend laying a crushed stone surface of up to 3 inches. This is definitely not necessary for almost all areas and only required if you have a very high water table where ground holds water for long periods of time after it rains. Next compact the floor using a vibrating plate which can be hired from an equipment hire company. Ensure the perimeter is compacted and underneath the timber edging by 1 inch. Infill the perimeter with sharp sand and level using a rake. Guarantee the sand is level to the very top from the timber edging and compact again.
Permanently drainage areas spread a layer of sharp sand to blind within the soil. Next compact the ground utilizing a vibrating plate that may be hired from an equipment hire company. Make sure the perimeter is compacted and level with all the timber edging. In the event you put more work in at this point, your Artificial Grass Lawn can look better because of this.
Weed Control Layer – Apply the weed control geo textile membrane and cut as necessary. Tack using small 1 inch galvanised clout nails towards the timber edging. This weed control geo textile membrane prevents any chance of weed growth with the artificial grass drainage holes.
Roll out Artificial Grass – Lay the Artificial Grass in the desired direction working on the carpet rather than on the levelled base. Guarantee the carpet is positioned to minimise cuts, joints and waste overlaying the timber edging by a minimum of 4 inches. When the artificial grass meets a path or edge, and if you have laid the timber edging correctly as previously described, then your artificial grass may be wedged between. If joining, please be sure that the artificial grass thousand oaks is laid with all the pile running in the same direction on each piece. Lay the carpet on top of the sand rather than dragging it across the base material. To aid stop wrinkles or creasing it is advisable to allow 2 to 3 hours to settle before continuing with jointing and adhesive. Cut grass to shape employing a sharp Dolphin or Stanley knife or scissors.
Jointing – When jointing your outdoor carpet together, guarantee the pile runs inside the same direction. Stop manufacturer’s edge strip (if present) and butt two edges together ensuring you will find no gaps more than 1mm in between the two carpet edges. The accuracy of the determines how visible the join is right after the completion. Fold back edges and position jointing tape (smooth side down) in order that the edges of the carpet meet the tape when joined.
Adhesive – a) Apply the cartridge adhesive in a zig zag motion to the rougher side in the tape allowing one cartridge for each 3 linear metres. Turn down carpet and press both edges into the wet adhesive, ensuring each piece marries up and has no overlap. Since you are carrying this out with your fingers, mix the fibres together to conceal the join. Once the whole length is in place and also you are happy featuring its appearance it is necessary to walk over the join many times to activate the glue and bond the grass to the tape. Weigh along the seam to make certain good exposure to the glue until it cures. The more care taken with the operation the neater and tidier the joint is going to be.
b) If making use of the 2-component multi-purpose adhesive, ensure thorough mixing of the two components before use. Apply adhesive towards the rough side in the tape and spread evenly across a width of at least 20cm using if at all possible a notched trowel. Sufficient adhesive needs to be applied in order that if the artificial grass carpet is pressed to the adhesive, a transfer within the xggnvo backing is complete. Reject carpet and press both edges to the wet adhesive, ensuring each piece marries up and it has no overlap. Ensure that the carpet does not crest on the seam and is also holding flat over the bonded area. Once the whole length is within place and also you are happy featuring its appearance it is actually necessary to walk over the join repeatedly to activate the glue and bond the grass towards the tape. Weight the seam to make certain good contact with the glue until it cures. The better care taken using the operation the neater and tidier the joint will be.
When you should endeavour to not put adhesive onto the carpet small quantities of glue can be taken off through the artificial grass fibre using White Spirit as well as a small off cut in the artificial grass. Small quantities of cured glue usually can be removed. To prevent this situation and the possibility of damage to the artificial grass, care and precautions ought to be delivered to avoid contact with the fibres all the time. When the artificial grass has become jointed and glued and also you are happy using the levels screw the grass for the timber perimeter framework using galvanised screws at a minimum of 12 inch intervals.
Spread Sand (Optional, based on Grass Selected) – Once the artificial grass has become laid use silica sand, that is kiln dried and brush into carpet as you go. Each product might have sand infill but this can be only used to stabilise the carpet as well as at almost no time in case the sand be visible. You must get an even spread on the surface using a brush to develop the depth in layers. Usually do not apply the sand in just one application. Brush sand into pile soon after laying as the artificial grass is dry and while weather conditions are good. Brush vigorously up against the fibres from the carpet pile to encourage the tufts to face upright. Putting the correct amount of sand in helps hold the artificial grass to sleep down, protects the fibres and also keeps them standing allow it the look of real grass.