Artificial Grass Installation Guide
How To Replace Your Existing Lawn
Step 3: Apply a further 25mm layer of 6mm to dust or 6mm – 4mm Granno stone or Grit over the MOT, compacted using an automated whacker plate (This can be hired from your local hire shop) and level flat so the top of your sub-base is level with the top of your edging frame. Ideally, avoid using sand as part of your sub-base as this will wash away over the years with rain and cause dips in your new Quickgrass lawn, as well as acting as a catchment area for dog wee, if you have a dog, so please avoid!
As an approximate guide:
1 tonne of 6mm to dust Granno stone or Grit jumbo sack filling a depth of 25mm will cover 20 square metres.
Step 4: Unroll your new Quickgrass artificial lawn over your sub-base area and leave rolled out flat for ideally 24 hours. This will allow the pre-rolled grass time to settle with any creases time to come out and the pile to settle after being rolled. The warmer and sunnier the weather the quicker this process will take. Once settled carefully cut the boundary of the grass with a sharp Stanley knife.
Creases – Due to the molecular structure of the material artificial grass does sometimes crease when rolled. Creases will fall out. The grass is not classed as faulty if delivered or installed with creases. The grass will decrease quite noticeably on a daily basis, especially in warmer weather conditions. Sometimes this can take a number of days.
Step 5: Always make sure you check the pile direction of your artificial lawn. Try laying your lawn in the opposite direction to check the shade from one angle to the next. You may find you like the way your new artificial lawn lays when you turn it around. Always check this before making those final close-fitting edge cuts. For the best natural look of the grass try laying the grass with the pile facing towards you where you look at it most so a typical rear garden has the pile facing towards the house. Our range of grasses are so realistic you can lay it across your garden from left to right or right to left and it will still look great as a secondary option.
Artificial Grass Installation Guide Important Tip: We do not recommend laying your grass with the pile face away from you as this won’t give the best realistic look.
Step 7: Once you’re happy with the results, brush pile with a stiff broom. Some of our grasses we recommend kiln-dried silica sand to be added to the surface of the grass after laying. This is especially recommended where there is high footfall and regular play activity. See individual grasses for manufacturer’s recommendations. If kiln dried sand is recommended, usually 5kg per metre square, simply disperse over the total surface area then brush in with a stiff broom.
ARTIFICIAL GRASS INSTALLATION GUIDE IMPORTANT TIP: DO NOT SAND INFILL IF YOU HAVE A PET DOG AS THIS WILL CAUSE AN ADDED CATCHMENT AREA FOR DOG WEE AFTER LAYING.
How To Join Your Quick Grass
We recommend you see what the 2 sections look like when they are brought back together before any glue is applied to make sure the join will look good.
Bring back the ‘INNER’ section first followed by the ‘OUTER’ section so that the grass pile on the ‘OUTER’ section overhangs over the ‘INNER’ section side.
Brush it up with your hand and the join on our grass will be heavily disguised.