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How to Lay Fake Grass: A Comprehensive Guide

Updated: Jan 17

Artificial turf is a revolutionary shift in landscaping, offering a lush, evergreen lawn without the extensive maintenance of natural grass.  

The importance of choosing the right synthetic turf and mastering its installation cannot be overstated, as it ensures both the longevity and aesthetic appeal of your outdoor spaces.  

At AMAX Synthetic Grass, we pride ourselves on offering a diverse range of high-quality artificial turfs, each tailored to different needs and preferences, ensuring that every customer finds their perfect match.  

In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the intricacies of laying fake grass on various surfaces, providing you with the know-how to perform a well-executed artificial grass installation.

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What You'll Need


· Adhesive joining tape

· Artificial grass glue

· Artificial grass

· Green and white sand infill

· Turf pegs


· Broom or rake

· Brush

· Protective Gloves

· Hammer

· Tape measure

· Shovel

· Spirit level

· Utility knife

How to Lay Fake Grass on Soil

Laying artificial grass on soil is a popular choice for those looking to transform their garden spaces. Here's a step-by-step guide to installing artificial grass on soil:

1. Prepare the Area: Clear the area of any existing grass, weeds, and debris using a shovel and begin the excavation. Level the ground and ensure it's free from large stones or roots. 

2. Install a Sub-base: Lay finely crushed rock or sand sub-base to facilitate drainage. Compact it evenly to create a stable foundation. 

3. Lay a Weed Membrane: This prevents weed growth while allowing water to drain through. 

4. Roll Out the Artificial Turf: Carefully align the grass rolls and ensure they fit the area perfectly. 

5. Trim and Secure: Trim any excess turf using a utility knife and secure the edges with landscaping pins or adhesive. 

6. Add Infill (if needed): Spread a layer of silica sand or rubber granules for additional stability and to keep the blades upright. 

7. Brush the Turf: Use a stiff brush to give your new lawn a natural look. 

How to Lay Fake Grass on Concrete

Transforming a concrete area into a green space is straightforward with our step-by-step guide on how to lay artificial grass on concrete.

It's important to keep in mind that you have drainage not too far off to ensure that the water can be filtered through and you must also ensure the concrete layer is evenly spread.

1. Clean the Surface: Ensure the concrete is clean, smooth, and free of any debris or sharp edges. 

2. Install a Shock-absorbent Layer: This is crucial for comfort and safety. A foam underlay works well. 

3. Lay the Turf: Roll out the artificial grass on the prepared surface. Make sure it fits well without any creases or folds. 

4. Glue Down the Edges: Use a strong adhesive to secure the turf's edges to the concrete. 

5. Brush Up the Blades: Use a broom or a brush to lift the grass blades, mimicking natural grass. 

How to Install Fake Grass on Dirt

Laying artificial grass on dirt is similar to soil installation but with extra attention to the base. Here's how to install artificial grass on dirt: 

1. Clear and Level the Ground: Remove any vegetation and ensure the dirt surface is level. Using a shovel, dig out around two and half inches deep.

2. Lay a Geotextile Barrier: This will prevent weed growth and help stabilise the ground. 

3. Apply a Sub-base Layer: Use crushed stone, gravel, or plastic membrane, and compact it for a solid foundation. 

4. Install the Artificial Turf: Roll out the turf, ensuring a snug fit and alignment. 

5. Secure and Trim: Fasten the edges and trim excess material for a clean finish. 

6. Add Infill (Optional): This step is particularly important on dirt to ensure stability and a natural feel. 

7. Groom Your Lawn: Brush the turf for a lush, realistic appearance. 

The Importance of Hiring a Professional Artificial Grass Installer

While DIY artificial grass installation is possible, the expertise and precision of a professional cannot be underestimated. Hiring a professional installer ensures that your artificial turf is laid correctly, which is crucial for its longevity and overall appearance.

At AMAX Synthetic Grass, we strongly recommend considering our professional synthetic grass installation to maximise the benefits of your synthetic lawn. Our team of skilled installers is equipped to lay artificial turf efficiently and without hassle, ensuring that your lawn not only looks fantastic but also stands the test of time.

AMAX Synthetic Grass: Say Hello to Grass That’s Greener on All Sides

At AMAX Synthetic Grass, we're committed to providing top-quality products and expertise for your artificial lawn needs.  

Whether you're embarking on a DIY project or seeking professional artificial turf installation, our team is here to guide you through the process. Embrace the convenience, beauty, and durability of artificial grass, and transform your space into a stunning, maintenance-free area. 

Explore our product range or for more information or advice, contact us today. Let us help you create the perfect green space for your home or business. 

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