Everyone wants to go natural in their way and in everything they do or use. Owning that natural grass cover in your compound makes your home complete. However, it might get devastating to maintain healthy green lawn particularly when water is a problem and time is scarce. Artificial grass is the best alternative for the natural grass lawns. The process of laying down artificial grass is easy and here are the steps.
Let us know the tools we need first. You will need; spade, leaf blower, four-inch nails, rake, hammer, gloves, wheelbarrow, turf cutter, mastic gun, compactor and mechanical brush.
Remove the Old Lawn
Dig in the turf cutter to remove the old lawn. Dig in to a depth of not less than three inches. The old lawn can be helpful to some else if it is still good. If it is a natural one, the grass is good for compost pit. After removing it, level the ground. If it is the first time, prepare where your lawn will cover. Make sure the water pipes and cables are below the planned depth. The are to be covered by the synthetic grass should be able to drain water easily.
Build a Perimeter Edge
An edge will mark the boundary of the lawn and a butt against the turf. Build your edge. The edges are readily available in a store near your home. Or you can build a layer of mortar of up to three centimeters. The edge will protect your lawn and it also creates a beautiful view.
Lay the Base
Create a bed for the artificial grass with a layer of sand. Here you will need a piece of timber to level the sand across the planned area. Level the sand to a depth of 19-20mm.
Lay a Weed Membrane
The weed membrane here is used to suppress the weed that may grow. The weed membrane should allow water to drain. Trim the weed membrane that covers the edge.
Lay down the Artificial Grass Lawn
Place your new artificial grass on the weed membrane. If it is a larger area that will require a good number of rolls, ensure you unroll them moving to the same direction for the sake of uniformity. Stick the rolls to the ground using seven inch galvanized nails. Firmly stick the lawn to the ground by hitting the nails deep through. When you are comfortable with the laid synthetic grass, trim the excess and unnecessary tall edges of the artificial grass.
Sprinkle sand on the artificial lawn. Use around 8kgs of sand on the lawn. This gives it a natural finish and also the sand holds the turf to the ground so that it may not be blown away.