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Laying an Artificial Grass Lawn

How it is installed

Most of our artificial grass surfaces can be used to replace a lawn or similar after surface preparation, while all of them can be installed directly on a hard surface, e.g. stone, concrete.

For existing lawns and similar surfaces:

Soil is removed to a depth of about 10cm and a weed membrane laid, followed by a compacted layer of coarse aggregate, a thin, compacted layer of grit sand and then the artificial grass. The grass can be cut to fit your lawn and joined using special jointing tape and adhesive.

The edges can be nailed to tanalised wood batons. The grass can be wrapped over the edge of the wood or, if there are paving stones against the grass, nailed to the top so that the paving stones form an edge. Edging stones can be laid to give a particularly pleasing appearance.

For hard surfaces, e.g. stone, concrete:

After ensuring that the surface is smooth, the artificial grass may be glued directly onto the surface, or otherwise held in place.

Some grasses need a sand dressing. Silica sand is brushed into the lawn and settles down gradually during rain. The sand helps to hold the lawn down and gives some protection.

For full installation information please see our Artificial Grass Installation Guide.