INSTALLATION GUIDE

Installation Guide

Good preparation is the key to a beautiful artificial lawn. Spending the time and not rushing the process will give you a result that great finish you’re looking for, unless you are not very good as a DIYer.

DIY INSTRUCTIONS 1

Tools & materials you will need to complete this project

 

DIY INSTRUCTIONS 2Tools list

DIY INSTRUCTIONS 3TAPE MEASURE
DIY INSTRUCTIONS 3ROPE OR MARKER PAINT
DIY INSTRUCTIONS 3UTILITY KNIFE & SPARE BLADES
DIY INSTRUCTIONS 3STIFF BRISTLED BROOM
DIY INSTRUCTIONS 3SHOVEL & RAKE
DIY INSTRUCTIONS 3SPIRIT LEVEL
DIY INSTRUCTIONS 3WATER HOSE OR CAN

DIY INSTRUCTIONS 10Materials Required

DIY INSTRUCTIONS 11ECO GRASS
DIY INSTRUCTIONS 11U-PINS
DIY INSTRUCTIONS 11JOINING TAPE
DIY INSTRUCTIONS 11CRUSHED ROCK (L x W x 0.6 )
DIY INSTRUCTIONS 11CRUSHED STONE
DIY INSTRUCTIONS 11SILICA SAND (10-15KG/SQM)

Step 1 - Preparing the area

DIY INSTRUCTIONS 17Calculate the area to be laid by measuring the length and width. Mark out the space using garden borders or edging or if not available, use the rope or spray paint.

DIY INSTRUCTIONS 17Remove all vegetation and debris with the marked area.

DIY INSTRUCTIONS 17Dig out to a depth of 75 to 80mm below the existing surface.

DIY INSTRUCTIONS 17If there are any existing sprinklers, ensure they are either capped or removed – you won’t need these any longer.

DIY INSTRUCTIONS 17Once the area is dug out, use a rake to level it out in preparation for the sub-base.

Artificial Lawn Preparation

Step 2 - Laying the Sub-base

DIY INSTRUCTIONS 17Rake and compact approximately 60mm of crushed rock for the sub-base.

DIY INSTRUCTIONS 17Lightly sprinkle water over the crushed rock.

DIY INSTRUCTIONS 17Compact the wet base so it becomes firm. Ideally, a vibrating plate will produce the best finish.

DIY INSTRUCTIONS 17Using the spirit level, ensure a fall on the base is achieved to allow for water drainage away from any buildings.

DIY INSTRUCTIONS 17To give a more even finish, add a fine 20mm layer of crushed stone over the top of the base and levelling it.

DIY INSTRUCTIONS 17After compacting, the base should be approximately 15mm below the finished height of the surrounding edging or paving.

Step 3 - Laying the artificial grass

DIY INSTRUCTIONS 17Layout the fake grass and allow it to relax for several hours to remove any creases and allow the Eco-Grass to settle.

DIY INSTRUCTIONS 17Always run the grass in the same direction.

DIY INSTRUCTIONS 17Remove the salvage black strip from both sides of the turf.

DIY INSTRUCTIONS 17Using the sharp knife, cut the Eco-Grass along the edges, around trees and flower beds to fit the area. Taking your time will end with a better finish.

Step 4 - Joining the lawn

DIY INSTRUCTIONS 17Pull the two pieces of turf together so they are close together, making sure they don’t touch or overlapping one another, and making sure there is no more than 5mm gap.

DIY INSTRUCTIONS 17When in place, position a market at both ends where the two pieces join.

DIY INSTRUCTIONS 17Fold back both sides of your turf and roll out and centre the joining adhesive tape between the markers.

DIY INSTRUCTIONS 17Cut the tape at one end and gently peel off the foil along the entire length. Gently place both sides of the Eco Grass onto the adhesive tape and continue this process along the entire length of the join. Walk along the seam several times to ensure it sticks down securely.

Step 5 - Securing the Eco Grass

DIY INSTRUCTIONS 36Secure the edges with the U-Pins, placing them as close to the edge of the turf as possible, then following the edges, place a nail at 200 to 300mm intervals.

DIY INSTRUCTIONS 36Make sure to pull the fibre of the grass apart so the U-Pin goes in smoothly and does not flatten the grass fibres down. All U-Pins should be hidden if done correctly.

Step 6 - Adding sand infill

DIY INSTRUCTIONS 17It is recommended to spread 10 to 15 kg of sand per square metre of turf.

DIY INSTRUCTIONS 17Using a power broom or stiff bristled broom, brush the turf blades of grass upwards. This makes it easier to distribute the sand infill evenly.

DIY INSTRUCTIONS 17Gently spread dried silica sand across the entire area. The sand should be spread as evenly as possible, for larger areas it will be beneficial to hire a sand spreader.

DIY INSTRUCTIONS 17For small areas, a seed dropper or shovel works best. Aim to get the sand in between the blades of grass, large volumes of sand spread unevenly will cause a lumpy finish.