How to Prepare your Garden for Artificial Grass Installation
November 8, 2023
All our artificial grass is designed to look like a lawn. But products can vary in pile depth, colour etc so you need to consider carefully the use you have in mind.
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1. Where is the artificial grass to go?
It could be the back lawn, a pathway, patio or decking or perhaps even a roof terrace. There are lots of ‘non lawn’ uses for artificial grass – even campervans!
2. Specific activity issues
It is important to identify what kind of usage the grass will have to withstand. It might be a lawn that gets virtually no footfall or conversely a pathway that is in daily use. It might be a play area for your children and/or pets
3. Health and safety issues
If you are planning to use the artificial grass in an outdoor play area for children, then you need to consider extra padding and shock absorption. We can supply a special foam pad for laying underneath the artificial grass carpet. Read more about our artificia grass underlay.
4. Climate issues
In Britain this is not really an issue but in other countries such as on the Mediterranean coast, for example, extreme exposure to ultra violet light can be an additional factor to consider. So you need to ensure that the grass carpet you buy is UV stabilised.
5. Sand Infill
The majority of grass carpet products require sand infill to help keep it level and maintain the structure of the pile. If for some reason you don’t want to take the sand infill route, then you will need to consider a heavier grass carpet with a deeper pile, usually the top end of the range in terms of cost.