Everyone wants to go natural in their way and in everything they do or use. Having a natural grass lawn in your home provides a good feeling. But sometimes is not easy as might be faced with water restriction conditions. Artificial grass is the best alternative for the natural grass lawns. Laying down artificial grass does not call for a bunch of hands, you can do it yourself with this easy steps.
Before you get down to business, you need to know to understand the tools of the trade. The tools are; spade, leaf blower, four-inch nails, rake, hammer, gloves, wheelbarrow, turf cutter, mastic gun, compactor and mechanical brush.
Do Away with the Old Lawn
Dig in the turf cutter to remove the old lawn. Dig to excavate deep up to a depth of between three to four inches and then exterminate the weed covering the area. Transfer the old lawn to another ground if it is still in a good condition. Use the lawn to make manure if it is natural grass. After removing it, level the ground. If it is the first time, prepare where your lawn will cover. As you dig, make sure that any underground cable or water pipes are below. The planned area should have a good drainage.
Create a Butt
The artificial grass will need an edge to line up against. If there is no one, then you have to create your own edge. There are different kinds of boundaries that can be purchased in the store near you. Or you can still erect one yourself. The edge beautifies the lawn and cuts it off from the paths.
Lay the Base
You either need granite dust or sand to lay the base for the artificial grass. Here you will need a piece of timber to level the sand across the planned area. The sand bed should have a layer of not less than twenty millimeters.
Lay a Weed Suppressing Fabric
Lay a weed membrane to stop weeds from growing. With the laying of artificial grass, you need a weed membrane that will allow water to drain easily. If the membrane goes over the edge, trim it off from the butt area.
Lay down the Artificial Grass Lawn
Now you can install the artificial lawn keenly not to destroy 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. To stick the rolls to the ground, you need several pieces of galvanized nails as long as seven inches. Hit the nails with a hammer to stick the turf firmly. Trim the excess synthetic grass.
For an artificial grass installation to be complete, apply sand on the lawn. The sand should be between six to eight kilos. The sand will hold the synthetic lawn to the ground and also gives it a natural appeal.