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Temporary Artificial Grass Installation

If you have a small area where you wish to use artificial grass just for cosmetic purposes or as a temporary installation, here are 3 methods you can use:

1.Lay the artificial grass out, cut to correct size and ensure it’s nice and flat. Then place plantpots, garden ornaments or furniture to hold it down. If outdoors ensure it’s held downfirmly enough to counteract the wind.

2.Lay and cut the artificial grass as above but instead of leaving it loose, use double-sidedadhesive tape to hold it down. Again, consider the wind factor if outdoors.

3.If double-sided adhesive tape will not work and the surface to be covered willaccommodate stapling (such as medium density fibreboard or plywood surface) then use astaple gun.

Installing Artificial Grass onto Concrete or Permanent Base

1.First of all assess how much grass you will need. Note: We manufacture rolls in 2 widths: 2metres (6 feet 6 inches) or 4 metres (13 feet 1 inch)

2.Make sure that the surface to be covered is clean and smooth ready to receive the artificialgrass. A self levelling compound available from any DIY store can remove surfaceimperfections that may show through to the top surface especially on thinner pile heightproducts.

3.Lay the artificial grass on to the clean and level area to be covered. Allow approximately50mm of artificial grass to trim off to make that perfect edge ie in doorways or up a wall.Leave for around 2 to 3 hours to settle. This helps stop any wrinkling or creasing.

4.Cut and trim your artificial grass, using a sharp Stanley knife making sure are no gapsbetween walls and grass.

5.Make the joins using the correct type of seaming tape and glue – only quality outdoor tapeand glue should be used. We recommend you purchase this from us when placing yourorder.

6.Apply the infill if required. Typically a sand mix will be used . Rake and spread the infillevenly, taking care not to over fill the surface. Note: Application of sand is best on a dryday. Remember that the infill will eventually compact so you should consider adding a finallayer when settled.

7.For indoor use or products that require no sand infill we can supply our easily appliedcartridge adhesive for all edge fixings.

8.If installing on to a wooden surface such as decking or suspended floors a combination ofadhesive and carpet tacks can be used.

Replacing Natural Grass With Artificial Grass  Option 1 (using stone and sand)

1.First of all assess how much grass you will need. Mark off the area to be measured – it canhelp to mark it with some sort of spray can as this helps to show exactly how the grass willlie. Note: We sell in 2 widths: 2 metres (6 feet 6 inches) or 4 metres (13 feet 1 inch)

2.Remove the grass sod by hand for smaller areas or by using a turf cutter for larger areas.

3.You should compact the ground, using a vibrating plate which can be hired at an equipmenthire centre.

4.Apply a geo-textile weed barrier to the base.

5.Lay the sub base. This material is designed to level the area. Typically a 6mm stoneaggregate is used (exactly what landscapers use under paving bricks). Between 25mm and75mm should be enough. This can also be a good point to stop and put in place timberedging if you plan to use that – eg. an edge board (tanalisedtimber & wooden pegs).Ensure it’s not higher than the final grass line, otherwise water run-off will be hindered.

6.Spread and compact the sub base. Ideally use the vibrating plate mentioned in point 3.

7.Lay the base material – a fine layer of sand with less than 6mm depth should suffice. Note:Ideally there should be a very slight slope on the base.

8.Lay the artificial grass on top of the sand (as opposed to dragging it onto the basematerial) and leave for around 2 to 3 hours to settle. This helps stop any wrinkling orcreasing.

9.Cut and trim your artificial grass, using a sharp Stanley Knife.

10.Make the joins using the correct type of seaming tape and glue – only quality outdoor tapeand glue should be used. We recommend you purchase this from us when placing yourorder.

11.Apply the infill as specified. Typically a sand mix will be used. Rake and spread the infillevenly, taking care not to over fill the surface. Note: Application of sand is best on a dryday. Remember that the infill will eventually compact so you should consider adding a finallayer when settled.

12.Apply any natural stone, paving or log roll edgings you’ve selected. If you’ve chosen not touse edgings, then apply landscaping nails every 50mm or so.

Replacing Natural Grass With Artificial Grass Option 2 (using sand only)

1.First of all assess how much grass you will need. Mark off the area to be measured – it canhelp to mark it with some sort of spray can as this helps to show exactly how the grass willlie. Note: We sell in 2 widths: 2 metres (6 feet 6 inches) or 4 metres (13 feet 1 inch)

2.Remove the grass sod by hand for smaller areas or by using a turf cutter for larger areas.

3.You should compact the ground, using a vibrating plate which can be hired at an equipmenthire centre.

4.Apply a geo-textile weed barrier to the base.

5.Lay a levelling layer of sharp sand to provide a level surface on which to lay the artificialgrass. This must be no less than 10mm and no more than 40mm. This can also be a goodpoint to stop and put in place timber edging if you plan to use that – eg. an edge board(tanalised timber & wooden pegs).

6.Spread and compact the sub base using the vibrating plate mentioned in point 3.

7.Lay the artificial grass on top of the sand (as opposed to dragging it onto the basematerial) and leave for around 2 to 3 hours to settle. This helps stop any wrinkling orcreasing.

8.Cut and trim your artificial grass, using a sharp Stanley knife.

9.Make the joins using the correct type of seaming tape and glue – only quality outdoor tapeand glue should be used. We recommend you purchase this from us when placing yourorder.

10.Apply the infill as specified. Typically a sand mix will be used . Rake and spread the infillevenly, taking care not to over fill the surface. Note: Application of sand is best on a dryday. Remember that the infill will eventually compact so you should consider adding a finallayer when settled.

11.Apply any natural stone, paving or log roll edgings you’ve selected. If you’ve chosen not touse edgings, then apply landscaping nails every 50mm or so.

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