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  • Replacing your existing lawn
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    Make sure the area drains suitably
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    Use a Turf Cutter to remove your lawn to a depth of 2 inches, then weed kill the area
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    Using some wooden battens, create a boundary around the perimeter, or ensure you have something as a marker to butt your new artificial grass up to
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    Get rid of any unnecessary bumps or left over debris, then carefully level off the area you wish to cover
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    Apply 15mm of sharp sand or dust granite to your leveled area. The area needs to be porous, but firm
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    Level the area again and compact it with a heavy roller or wacker plate
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    To prevent weed growth, we advise the use of a geotextile cover over the area you wish to lay your artificial lawn. This should be fixed to the perimeter area using 4 inch galvanized nails.
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    Unroll your fresh, new artificial lawn. Stretch over your covering area and carefully cut the boundary
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    Try laying your lawn in different directions to find a pile direction you like, as you may find the way you like your new artificial lawn lays when you turn it around. Once you're happy, you can perform those close fitting cuts.
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    Anchor your artificial lawn to the ground around the edges, with 4 inch galvanized nails
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    Once you’re happy with the results, and ONLY in dry conditions, the final step is to dress your artificial lawn with kiln dried sand. Brush into the pile with a stiff brush
If you have any questions, don't forget you can email us or get in touch with our experts on 0844 244 9638
  • Installing on hard surfaces
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    Your Artificial Grass can easily be installed onto any existing concrete or hard and smooth surface, as long as it drains well
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    Remove any debris from the area you wish to cover & lay your artificial grass onto the area
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    Stretch out your Artificial Lawn to remove any ripples and fix around the perimeter using Waterproof Outdoor Adhesive
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    You can stick down the entire area if you choose to. Again, using waterproof adhesive, ensure your Artificial Grass is adequately secured, then flatten using a carpet roller
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    Once you’re happy with the results, and ONLY in dry conditions, the final step is to dress your artificial lawn with kiln dried sand (around 8kgs per m2). Brush into the pile with a stiff brush
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    Artificial Grass can also be loose laid on hard surfaces, then sand filled. If you choose this method, then the perimeter must be fixed down to prevent tripping hazards using waterproof adhesive or galvanized nails
If you have any questions, don't forget you can email us or get in touch with our experts on 03333 205 022
  • Performing joins on your grass
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    The most important thing to ensure when joining two or more pieces of artificial grass, is that the pile runs in the same direction
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    Lay the two artificial grass pieces beside each other with the pile facing up, and line the edges up together
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    Fold the edge of both pieces back approximately 1 inch, then carefully trim each joining edge to remove the salvage edge
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    Lay the joining cloth directly up the center of the join
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    Apply waterproof adhesive along the cloth in a zig zag line, then apply an adhesive line up the side of each zig zag, onto the cloth
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    Fold one side of the Artificial Grass onto half of the cloth, then fold the other side onto the cloth. Always ensure that your two Artificial Grass piece butt up together all the way up the joining seam.
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    Firmly press along the length of the seam to ensure the adhesive sticks correctly and leave to dry
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    Once dried completely, the final step is to dress your artificial lawn with kiln dried sand. Brush into the pile with a stiff brush.