How to Prepare your Garden for Artificial Grass Installation
November 8, 2023
We are often asked “what accessories do I need to install artificial grass?” and “do I need artificial grass joining tape or artificial grass glue?”
Don’t worry – we’re here to explain exactly what you will need to install your grass.
You won’t always need glue and tape for your installation, it depends on the size of the area.
Our grass rolls come in 2m and 4m wide rolls. so, if your area is larger than 4m wide, you will need to join 2 pieces of artificial grass together – and this is where the joining tape and glue is needed.
To help you calculate how much grass and accessories you will need, take a look at this video. It explains how to measure your area, and how to calculate the length of your join, which in turn tells you how much adhesive glue and seam tape to order.
Artificial grass joint tape is essential to connect multiple pieces of artificial grass together. The tape covers the whole length of your join and acts as a base for your adhesive.
It’s simple to work out how much artificial grass joining tape you need! As shown in the above video, you just need to work out the length of your join (the area between 2 pieces of grass). If the length of the join is 4m, you need the same amount of tape.
The artificial grass joining tape has 2 sides, one is green and shiny and one is white and matt. The tape goes in between the 2 pieces of grass, shiny side down, and the glue is applied on the top.
If you still have some questions about how to install your grass, check out the video at the bottom of this blog, which shows the full process from start to finish!
BuzzGrass artificial grass glue comes in 2 sizes – tubes and 5.5kg tubs.
As a guide, the tubes will cover a small join of around 3m, whereas one tub should cover 15m of join. Remember – if you would prefer to use the small tubes, you can just buy multiple tubes!
As artificial grass adhesives go, our product is renowned for its weather resistance, keeping everything firm and secure with everything the British weather has to offer! Our adhesive is safe for use with sports turf and artificial grass.
Top tip – You can also use it to stick the fake grass to hard, firm surfaces like concrete or plyboard on decking.
Don’t forget a turf glue spreader to evenly apply the glue!
Our DIY video shows you the full installation process from start to finish. We also have an online guide on how to lay artificial grass.
If you would rather have a professional to install your grass for you, why not take a look at our BuzzGrass approved installers in your area.
All of our glue is specially made for joining artificial grass, and it will come with instructions on the tube or tub about how to use it.
With the large tubs of adhesive glue for artificial grass, you will need to mix the adhesive and pre-measured hardener prior to application. Add the hardener liquid in to the adhesive. The ratio should be approximately 10:1. Mix thoroughly using a drill mixer.
This is easy enough to calculate, on average one tube will cover a 3m join, and the tubs cover 15m. If you need help with calculating your joints, or amount of glue and tape you need don’t hesitate to give us a call or email!
The tape acts as a base for the glue. It’s the quickest and easiest way to join artificial grass, with no mess!
To join 2 pieces of grass, lay the grass down approximately 2cm apart and put the tape down the middle of the joins, shiny side down and apply the adhesive. You can then pull the grass edges together and join. The glue takes between 2 and 8 hours to dry depending on the weather.
If you need any further help, our friendly team are on hand to help, just give us a call or email!