Summer is an ideal time to start on home improvement projects. For instance, if you’ve been aiming to install an artificial lawn, now is the best time. If you want to take a chance to do an artificial grass installation project, here are the steps you need to work on.
1. Identify the Right Artificial Grass for Your Garden
First, you need to pick the correct artificial grass for your yard. Natural grass requires a lot of maintenance, but the artificial kind is different as it’s less messy and less trouble-prone.
Choose the right type and size depending on the space you have. There are different types of synthetic grasses, each with its purpose. Some varieties are best for sports or for use in a backyard. Then, think about the cost. Keep in mind that some artificial grasses cost more than others, depending on the quality of the grass.
2. Prepare the Materials You Will Need for Installation
The next thing to do is make a list of the materials you will need for installation. Some materials should be readily available in your home. You may also need to invest in the following:
- Self-adhesive artificial grass seaming tape
- Galvanized u-pins
- Knee pads and gloves
- Retractable knife and spare blades
- Rubber hammer
- Stiff broom or power brush
- Tape measure
3. Begin Excavation for a Solid Foundation
Before you begin any work, start by preparing the area where you will install your grass. To do this, start by digging holes and lay the artificial grass on a flat surface. Then, add about 80 mm to measure how much you will need for your lawn. By doing this, you can assess how much space you need to fill up with the materials you will need for your project.
4. Install the First Layer of Weed Membrane
After completing your calculation, it is time to install the first layer of weed barrier. Remove the weed barrier from the packaging and carefully press it down. Make sure you pin it as close to your paving or fence.
5. Add the Aggregate
Add 70 mm of aggregates, such as ash, gravel, or sand to create the perfect base for your synthetic turf. You should consider getting a roller to compress the sub-base and even out the surface for larger areas. These services are usually affordable and ensure that the surface is smooth and even will help you in the long run.
6. Apply the Second Layer of Weed Barrier
After you’ve finished with the aggregate application, apply another layer of weed barrier. By doing this, you secure everything in place and make an impenetrable seal that’s ideal for artificial grass installation.
7. Install the Artificial Grass
Now, the next step is installing the artificial grass turf. You can do this easily by laying the artificial grass, starting from one end. Once finished, you can add the joints and secure them by taping the borders of the turf with a rubber hammer.
A well-installed artificial grass adds a sense of sophistication to your home. It also adds more curb appeal and a sense of style. Most importantly, it adds value to your property.
If you want to buy synthetic grass for your property, Premium Grass Blades is the company for you. Our artificial grass is manufactured to the highest standards, so you can expect a turf that’s soft, dense, and can withstand Canadian winters. Contact us today to learn more about your options.