Artificial Grass Installation

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There are no warranties regarding this installation information nor any results guaranteed by using the installation information.

Material : spade, hand roller or vibrating plate, a sharp Stanley knife, large pair of sharp scissors, a mixer to mix the bi-component adhesive, stiff brush, hammer, stainless nails, geo-textile, spatula, rake, stainless screws.

Before Start

Work out the lengths and widths you require. Lay out the area where to install the artificial grass.

Ground Preparation for gardens

  • Remove all vegetation and rocks, down to the bare earth (pic.1) (pic.2)

  • A sub base of sand is installed. This base should be porous.

  • Spread, level and compact the sub base with a hand roller or vibrating plate (pic.3).

  • During dry conditions wet the sub base a day before the installation ( pic.4).

  • Nail a geo-textile weed barrier to the base (pic.5)

  • In some certain circumstances you may need to use the wooden border.

Ground Preparation on existing hard surfaces

  • Remove surface imperfections

  • Thoroughly clean to remove all dirt, paint, grease that will prevent good adhesion

Installation on Gardens


  • The rolls are laid out. As all rolls have a directional pile, ensure that all rolls are laid out in the same direction

  • Cut carefully in the backing of the artificial grass and trim (pic.6).

  • Adjacent rolls should be laid together ensuring that straight cut edges can be butted close together. Butt both surfaces together, ensuring the pile is running in the same direction (pic.7).

  • The edges are then folded back (pic.8)


Seaming tape

  • The seaming tape is used to put the rolls together. Unroll the seaming tape along the

  • seam line, ensuring equal tape laid centrally along the seam (pic.9)*

  • Before applying the adhesive, fix the seaming tape to the sub base with stainless nails.*


  • Mix the bi-component adhesive with a mixer

  • Apply the adhesive with a spatula to the top surface of the seaming tape. (pic.10)

  • The edges of the artificial grass are now folded back and pressed down. Match the

  • directional pile of the rolls. (pic.11)




  • Fix with stainless screws on wooden beams (treated to prevent moisture) or with

  • stainless nails in the sub base.


  • Brush the piles. (pic.12)

Brush in Sand

  • Sweep 1/2 bag (12.5kg) of dry kiln sand per square metre after laying the grass to weigh to grass down and stand the pile of grass up.

Installation on existing hard surfaces

  • Lay out the rolls

  • Rolls can be loose laid or fixed with a spots of outdoor adhesive or with

  • double-sided adhesive tape.

  • Brush the piles.