The way synthetic turf is installed is key to the appearance and longevity of your new artificial lawn.
Our professional teams follow a step by step installation process for every new lawn installed to ensure each job is completed to the high standard we pride ourselves on.
Installation Step 1
Full dig out of existing area
We will remove existing turf and earth, which is typically 3-4 inches, taking the ground down to a required depth ready for the weed membrane and hard core base. The ground needs levelled out with a rake, but this doesn’t need to be perfect, as the proper levelling out will be done during installation of the Type 1 sub-base.
Installation Step 2
Fit the weed barrier
We will then apply and fit our weed barrier on the exposed soil base, to the entire base of the lawn, to prevent weeds growing through.
Installation Step 3
Install any edging required
You will need some sort of edging around the perimeter of your new lawn, whether that be fitting the grass very tightly against your house, a wall, pathway or patio. If you don’t have this, we can install new edging to give the artificial grass something to sit against, or the sub base won’t compact properly, and the edge of the grass will be exposed. This could result in the wind blowing the grass up, or someone could pull it up easily.
Installation Step 4
Install a new fully porous sub-base
We will build an new aggregate sub base across the whole area, where the new lawn will be fitted. The sub base need to be installed correctly to be fully porous, so your new lawn lasts the distance and drains properly.
Installation Step 5
Level the base
We will use a vibration plate to compact the sub base and a screed bar, to ensure perfect levels across the whole lawn, which is a key element to a long lasting artificial lawn.
Installation Step 6
Shock pad base fit (optional)
The shock pad base is used to provide a more cushioned surface underneath your lawn. It is particularly good for gardens that are going to have children playing as it provides a softer surface for trips and falls. Or it can also be added to give that extra cushioned feel underfoot when walking on your new lawn.
Installation Step 7
Supply and fit new artificial grass
We will install the new artificial grass chosen by our customer and glue any joins if required
Installation Step 8
Glue any joins
If your artificial lawn requires joins, these need to be secured properly, using our specialist glue. A professional joint ensures a durable, visibly seamless finish that will never come apart, even with high footfall traffic, and in all weather conditions.
Installation Step 9
Cut the grass in
We will then cut the grass in, which requires patience and accuracy to ensure the grass fits perfectly and to ensure an amazing result.
Installation Step 10
Apply silica sand infill
We use a mechanical power brush for this, which is necessary for a professional finish. This is an essential part of the installation as it provide stability and protection of the entire lawn. It helps to ensure the blades of the grass stand upright a to weigh it down to prevent it from moving.
It takes a lot of work to result in a good, finished fake lawn that lasts its full life expectancy.