Artificial grass has become immensely popular. It is low maintenance because it does not grow wildly and hence does not require mowing. It is also ecological since it does not consume water. And finally, it is also aesthetic since it is even and you can choose your colour and blade length. But laying it down can be expensive, though in the long run, it is less expensive over the years than maintaining a real lawn.
You can, however, install the artificial grass in your lawn without too much trouble. The first step is to prepare your lawn for the installation. Clean up the area by removing the vegetation and stones, and remove the topsoil. Compact the sand or ground with the help of a plate compactor. The ideal height of the compacted ground should be around 35 to 50 mm.
The next step is to spread weed membrane below the artificial grass. This will help the grass to remain free of any encroachment from weeds or vegetation after it is installed. In the long run, this will help the grass last longer. Make sure this is spread out evenly, stretched out, and pinned down properly. It should also overlap the joints by at least 100 mm.
Now it is time to lay the grass. Leave 50 mm of the grass on the sides to trim off and create an edge. Spread it out evenly and leave it to settle. Make sure that the grass blades are rolling in the same direction. Then join the edges of the grass together by using a jointing tape. The tape should not touch the blades, so be careful to keep to the edges. It would be a good idea to rumple the edges where the jointing tape has been used to prevent it from being too visible. Once again, pin down the grass rolls just like you did the weed membrane.
If you are laying the grass on concrete, then you follow pretty much the same procedure. Make sure the ground is smooth and all surface imperfections should be removed. If you prefer, you can also use a Loose Lay flooring or Lazy Foam beneath the grass to make it softer.
Fake grass can also be installed on roofs or patios. Follow the same procedures as above, always taking care to ensure that the ground level is smooth and free of imperfections. Another thing you need to make sure of is that these surfaces are able to carry the weight of the installation.
By following these instructions, you can have your own artificial lawn wherever you like. Enjoy the feel of nature without attracting mosquitoes or other bugs anywhere, any time!