How to Lay Artificial Grass Myself?
This is something that can be done by a competent DIYer.
The ground work or preparation is definitely the hardest part of your project. Some people use a hardcore and sharp sand topper as a base or just simply a sharp sand base. This must be compacted down.
Here is a simplified breakdown of the whole process from start to finish.
- Remove old lawn and weed kill.
- Build a tanalized timber frame secured to wooden stakes in the ground with galvanised screws. This is a way to get your levels and also easier to fix your grass securely.
- Do your base, using 2″ hardcore and 1″ sharp sand or 1″ sharp sand either compacted with a whacker plate.
- Lay geotextile weed membrane and secure to the timber frame making sure all joins are overlaid.
- Lay the grass into position and trim. We would recommend doing all joins before you start trimming the edges as you may need to move slightly.
- Secure to timber frame every 40cm around the perimeter. You do not need to pin in the middle at all just the edges.
- If required sprinkle kiln dried sand on top to add weight to the product (not recommended with pets)
- Brush up with a stiff brush or hire a power brush.
- Enjoy your garden.