How to install onto compact earth

  • Using a turf cutter remove the turf to a depth of approximately 50mm.

  • Where there is not an edge or a wall to butt grass up to, install the everedge edging system or fix tanalised timber battens around the perimeter using wooden stakes to secure and create a boundary.

  • Prepare the ground, i.e. remove humps and bumps leaving natural falls. Should the area have drainage problems, we recommend a type 1 stone base and soak-always are installed. Chamfer the outer perimeters to a drop of 40mm from edging / slab height. This allows the grass to run neatly into the edging system or perimeter edge.

  • Once the area has been levelled, install 10-15mm depth of 6mm to dust granite stone (damp) or alternatively sharp sand to max depth of 10mm. To level the area, use a 2″ x 4″ wooden bar. Using the bar slide left and right and pull towards you. This gives you a flat even surface. Once complete, using a plasterer’s float, cleanly chamfer the 6mm to dust stone or sand into the edging system.

  • Compact the area using a compactor plate, and apply water mist across the area before compacting to allow the 6mm to dust stone to bind together.

  • Cover the area with a Geotex material weed membrane to discourage weed growth. Stretch out taught and nail in position using 4″ galvanised nails approx every 0.75 metres. Trim excess to fit.

  • Unroll your chosen artificial grass product and ensure that it is level (no ripples) and cut into the boundary. If possible, it is advised that you run the surface towards the property (i.e. looking into the pile), so that when you look out the window of the property, it gives the most natural look.

  • When fully fixed, the whole area should be sand dressed with a high-quality kiln dry sand to a maximum weight of 5-8 kg’s p/sqm.

  • The installation should only be carried out during dry weather. Should the lawn get wet, this will cause problems when infilling with the sand. Use a stiff brush to apply sand.