Most of the time, it’s best to have the professionals install artificial grass for you. In some cases, though, it’s perfectly possible to do it yourself. This is especially true if the area that you’re working with has a simple shape – like a basic square – and isn’t extremely large. Everyone likes to save money, and installing yourself can help you achieve that. Although the following steps to installing Artificial Grass Brisbane are rather general, they will give you a basic idea about what needs to be done.
Measure the Area Carefully
First things first: You need to measure the area where you plan to install artificial grass. Measure the area carefully. Be as precise and exact as possible, since you’re going to use these measurements to purchase the appropriate amount of artificial grass. Remember the turf has to run the same way for best results. Measure the widest point, multiply by longest point to get your square meter-age.
Purchase Your Artificial Grass
Most artificial grass comes in rolls that are approximately four metres or two metres wide and sold by the square metre. With that in mind, you should be able to figure out the best configuration of widths to suit your project with minimum waste.
Prepare the Area
Prior to laying down the artificial grass, you need to prepare the area. If you are installing over concrete / pavers/ timber etc the turf can be installed directly onto the surface if it is reasonably level. If however you are installing over natural ground you need to remove any vegetation and soil to a minimum depth of 50 millimetres. Take care to remove the same amount across the entire area. Crushed blue metal dust or another type of pulverised gravel is then spread levelled and compacted to form a sub base. Use a compactor or garden roller to compact firmly.
Lay Down Your Artificial Grass
First, you need to lay out your rolls of Brisbane Artificial Grass to ensure that they will cover the area adequately. Make sure that all of the fibres run in the same direction, and get everything positioned in the right way. There should be no gaps between seams, and you should have as few seams as possible. You might need to reconfigure your rolls a few times to arrive at the best positioning.
Joining the Turf
At the seams, apply joining tape (allow 15cm under each side of the turf to be joined). Add adhesive to the tape, then glue the grass down onto the adhesive tape. Take your time during this step, and try not to disturb the joins until they have set. Next Step is to sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labour plus NO MORE MOWING!