Guide for Installing Yorkshire Artificial Grass
Before you start you'll need the following equipment:
- Sharp Craft Knife
- Adhesive (if joining)
- Adhesive Spreader
- Jointing Tape (if joining)
- Length of Wood
- Treated Wood Frame
- Motorised Turf Cutter*
- Motorised Plate Compactor*
*Available from hire shops
Strip turf, removing all the grass down by an average thickness of 40mm with a motorised turf cutter or spade.
Optionally - Fit a treated wooden frame around the border of the area to be covered in the Artificial Grass.
Spread and level 6mm of granite dust.
Compact sand using either a builders plank and sledge hammer or motorised plate compactor.
Resmooth sand after completion.
Roll out weed retaining membrane on top of compacting sand. Overlap joints by 300mm leaving 50mm short of the grass edge.
Peg down the weed membrane into the compacted sand.
If installing on hard surface Start here
Roll out grass to cover areas. Trim edges of grass rolls using a craft knife.
It is easier to cut grass rolls from underneath.
If jointing grass:
Ensure grass rolls are butted together making sure no fibres are caught underneath.
Lay all rolls in the same direction so the blades of grass all point in the same direction.
Apply adhesive onto jointing tape and spread along join surface.
Place roll edge onto tape making sure the fibres do not touch the glue.
Ruffle the pile to disguise the joint.
Fixing to soft surface
Fix down the edge using ground pins (angled to avoid lifting) every 200mm intervals.
Ruffle the pile to disguise the pins.
Optional - Nail the Artificial Grass to the wooden frame if used or use adhesive to fix the grass to the pegged down weed membrane.
Fixing to hard surface
If fitting on to a hard surface like concrete, tarmac or patio then apply a line of glue along all the edges.
Watch the professionals complete a full installation: