Seaview Artificial Grass Worthing installation guide
Installation of Artificial grass the most important part of the process and for longevity then there should be no corners cuts on depth of base or material as you have to have a firm well drain base.
All job start with a site inspection
- Step 1: Make sure the area drains suitably.
- Step 2: Use a Turf Cutter to remove your lawn and excavate to a depth of 75mm (3 inches), then weed kill the area.
- Step 3: Where there is not an edge or a wall to butt the grass up to use some tanilized wooden battens (75mm x 25mm) securing with either wooden stakes or support with concrete to create a boundary around the perimeter. Alternatively create a concrete block edge to establish a frame around the area to be covered with artificial grass.
- Step 4: Get rid of any unnecessary bumps or left over debris, then carefully level off the area you wish to cover leaving natural falls. Lay Weed barrier as a lining for the sub-base before adding hardcore stone. The geotextile has a strong tear resistance and is an ideal stabalising membrane. This will not only prevent weeds but will also stabilise the sub base prior to artificial grass being laid.
- Step 5: Apply 50mm layer of type 1 hardcore, compacted, followed on top with 25mm of builders sharp sand to your levelled area. The sand is only there to blind the top of your sub-base, so should be firm .Too much sand will cause dips, humps and bumps when you eventually lay your grass over the top. Alternatively use to a depth of 75mm 0-6mm granite dust, which is an ideal base aggregate for a sub base.
- Step 6: Once level compact it with a heavy roller or wacker plate. The area needs to be porous, but firm. Tip – To level the area use a wooden bar 2″ x 4″ x 2 metres, sliding the bar left and right pulling towards you across the surface.
- Step 7: Unroll your fresh, new artificial lawn. Stretch over your covering area and leave rolled out flat to settle with any creases time to come out and the pile to settle after being rolled. The warmer and sunnier the weather the quicker this process will take.
- Step 8: Anchor your artificial lawn to the ground around the edges with 150mm Fixing U Pins. Alternatively where a boundary has been created with the tanilized wooded battens simply use galvanised scews or grip nails to secure the edge of the grass to the top edge of the wooden battens. The thickness of the pile will hide the head of the nails.
- Step 9: Once you’re happy with the results, brush pile with a stiff broom. Some of our grasses we recommend kiln dried silica sand to be added to the surface of the grass after laying. This is especially recommended where there is high footfall and regular play activity.
Our experience spans outdoor spaces of varying shapes and sizes. We work within domestic gardens as well as schools, nurseries and events! Take a look at some of our most recent artificial grass installations here!
“The Guys from Seaview were great from the beginning to the end. They didn’t over complicate it and we both love out new garden and the deal was great. I would unreservedly recommend them ”
"Brilliant company. We changed to artificial grass as the lawn was becoming a bit much for us and we love the results. Anthony and Mark know exactly what they are doing and are nice to deal with."