Installation Of Artificial Grass For Your Lawn
Installation Of Artificial Grass In Your Lawn: How To Do It Right
Before installation of an artificial turf at the pool side or lawn area of your house, it is quite essential to know about how much quantity of grass you are required to purchase. Therefore, you must measure the area properly as you get the carpets or turfs in meters so it is suggested to convert it into meters. While installing artificial grass you may have to install sound drainage and may be you have to remove the natural layer of grass. After doing so you would be ready for the installation of unnatural grass in your lawn or pool side area. If you are really up to such renovation of your house then you are at the right place. Keep on reading to know about the steps of getting things done in an appropriate way while the whole process. Keep in mind about number of things like there should be no scope of growing unnecessary plants like weed, and the joints should be connected in a proper way.
Gravel base and sharp sand would lay a good foundation
You may use treated timber or its stakes in order to frame an area. It could be advised to use eight inches timber that is treated tantalised for the soil areas that have heavy clay or are poorly drained. On the other hand for area that is well drained, tantalised timber of four inches would be just enough. Now when you know the measurements, screw the timbers to stakes so that stakes are left inside the perimeter. Then you may simply decide whether the artificial grass have to meet a decking, wall or concrete path after that place timber flush with height of the surface and with the help of temporary fillet (10mm), pack it close to wall and make sure that some space is left for tucking the grass in between timber and material for adjoining it later on.
Placement of stakes
Place the stakes opposing to inner perimeter of the timber’s edge, then hammer it to ground for ensuring that stakes are not higher than the edge of timber. After that you could screw stake to edging.
It is advised to lay a surface of crushed stone of about three inches along with the soil with quality of heavy clay. It is not essential for most areas and is required only if the water table is high where water is held by ground for a long time after rain. Then compact ground with the help of vibrating plate which you could take in rent from the companies that provide such equipment on lease.
Layer for the control of weed growth
It is required to make good efforts at this stage in order to have a beautiful lawn or pool area. Artificial grass installation not only involves constructive measures but some preventive measures as well. It looks really awful when unplanned plants like weeds and other such bushes grow in the lawns, so take some precautions for that. Like it could be suggested to apply a textile membrane that controls weed growth and cut if required this will not let it grow. With the help of an inch long galvanised nail tack it to the edging of timber, this textile membrane would reduce the chances of weed growth with the assistance of drainage holes present in artificial grass.
Rolling out the turf
Place the turf in the direction you like while doing the carpet, make sure that it is placed in order to minimize joints, cuts and waste. If the turf met an edge or path and the timber is laid appropriately as instructed before, then the grass could be easily wedged between. While joining makes sure that you lay the grass in the similar direction to where pile is running.
There are some more steps like jointing or spreading of sand if required and after all this has been done you could simply relax in a beautiful decorated garden. In order to reduce the work load you could simply hire a company for the installation of artificial grass at your place may be it is a lawn or the area alongside of your pool.
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