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Remove your existing lawn and use weed killer to get rid of any existing plant growth and prevent it from reoccurring - for this you can use a Turf Cutter if you have one, or alternatively a shovel will also do the trick. We recommend laying Weed Suppressant Membrane as an extra layer of protection.
Edge the area you are covering with timber to create a boundary around the perimeter. Knock it into the soil with a hammer and a spare piece of timber so that it sits level with the surrounding area(s) and is secured in place.
Compact the soil until it is firm yet porous using a wacker/vibrating plate, and add roughly 15mm of sharp sand to the area, compacting again and ensuring that it is back to being level with the surrounding area - you will need around 25kg of sand per m²
This creates a solid base which prevents sinkage of your new lawn, whilst also allowing it to drain away rainwater sufficiently.
Start the laying process by lining up your artificial grass with one of the corners of your timber perimeter and laying it flat and taut, with any additional cuts filling the remainder of your desired area
Trim the edges off any cuts that run over the edges of your timber perimeter, so that you're left with artificial grass that perfectly covers the area you've marked out
Fold back the edges of any artificial grass cuts where they meet each other for a join, and place Envirostik LawnFix Tape central between them, trimming it down to the right length which underlaps the join from end to end
For each join, place adhesive (we recommend our Impero Grass Adhesive) along the entire length of jointing tape in a sparse or zigzag pattern - if you have any adhesive left over it won't hurt to put some on the artificial grass backing too to give more adhesion
While keeping the grass cuts flat, push them down onto the jointing tape firmly so that both line up with each other and create a firm bond - after doing this, nail or pin the finished perimeter down to the wooden timber to keep the grass in place
Step along the joining grass to use your body weight to enhance the adhesion between the grass and the tape, and to merge the pile between the cuts as it needs to be ruffled in order to hide the join
After allowing your adhesive some time to try, brush over your new lawn to swap the factory fresh look for one of an authentic garden
Take a step back and admire your new lawn!
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Laying your artificial grass without a join or onto a hard surface? Refer to the information below for alternate instructions
Installing on hard surfaces
Step 1Your Artificial Grass can easily be installed onto any existing concrete or hard and smooth surface, as long as it drains well
Step 2Remove any debris from the area you wish to cover & lay your artificial grass onto the area
Step 3Stretch out your Artificial Lawn to remove any ripples and fix around the perimeter using Impero Adhesive
Step 4You can stick down the entire area if you choose to using Envirostik FlexiBond & Hardener - ensure your Artificial Grass is adequately secured, then flatten using a carpet roller
Step 5Once 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
Step 6Artificial 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
Performing joins on your grass
Step 1The most important thing to ensure when joining two or more pieces of artificial grass, is that the pile runs in the same direction
Step 2Lay the two artificial grass pieces beside each other with the pile facing up, and line the edges up together
Step 3Fold the edge of both pieces back approximately 1 inch, then carefully trim each joining edge to remove the salvage edge
Step 4Lay the joining cloth directly up the center of the join
Step 5Apply Impero Adhesive along the cloth in a zig zag line, then apply an adhesive line up the side of each zig zag, onto the cloth
Step 6Fold 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.
Step 7Firmly press along the length of the seam to ensure the adhesive sticks correctly and leave to dry
Step 8Once dried completely, the final step is to dress your artificial lawn with kiln dried sand. Brush into the pile with a stiff brush.