Artificial Grass West Sussex
Artificial Grass Installation
All jobs start with one or two site visiting to familiarise ourselves with all the possible effector for laying the lawn.
The Artificial Grass industry in not regulated and as such professionals can install lawns anyway they want. However, we cannot stress enough how important it is to lay a thick and soild base on which t lay the grass. It is very much the thankless part of the job as it is the unseen work that will make the difference to your lawn long term. “cheaper” options will over look this part and simply lay on sand, which will lose its integrity and fail.
We at Weald Artificial Grass West Sussex installer to industry leading standards and will not compromise on this, whilst supplying top products AND won’t be beaten in price for like for like solutions.
Artificial Grass Installation
With a few easy steps transform any patch of land into a beautiful green space by installing artificial grass. We have listed here the step by step process for you.
Remove Top Layer
As a first step we remove all existing grass, soil, weeds using a turf cutter and dig down up to 80 mm and where feasible flatten the surface to clear the place for a solid sub base.
The base then needs to be compacted using special equipment for a smooth finish which lowers the base to 20-30 mm below the edging frame. A thin layer of Sharp sand- sand that has a gritty texture- is spread on the base and compacted for a smooth finish and screeded level with the edging frame. The grano dust base doesn’t require an additional layer of sharp sand, so the compacted surface should be level with the wooden frame. Where animals are frequently using the grass we sometime propose to leave a more porous base layer to encourage drainage.
We would then frame the area either with wood, or even brick to firmly hold the base material in place and to secure the grass to.
Installing Shock Pad
In play areas or where small children are often playing we would lay a shock pad or second membrane on top of the base provides extra cushion and adds a safety feature for children playing on the grass. (or if you are not laying on grass , like a sub terrace)
We would then lump in a between 40-60 mm of aggregate flatten and compact. ground on which to lay the grass. The base can be either a grano dust base which is a fine grained hard -wearing granite or it can be a type 1 MOT sub structure- which are crushed stones. They are spread evenly on the surface up to the level of the frame.
Fixing the grass
Cut the grass turf in the required size with enough to be tucked in. To join two pieces of grass, butt them together properly and make them stick using joining tape and glue. A bit easier than it sounds. Then we secure the edges 6 inches apart.
Geotextile Weed Membrane
A geotextile weed membrane is laid out on top of the compacted base to prevent weeds growing from below the base. As well as restricting plant growth it will also have an effect of keeping the sub base together a bit more.
Finally, a power brush is used to lift the blade grass and then durafill sand is spread evenly on the turf that provides more weight and makes the grass blades stay upright.
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