Nowadays, nature is the way to go as people prefer natural beautification. 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.
Let us know the tools we need first. The tools are; spade, leaf blower, four-inch nails, rake, hammer, gloves, wheelbarrow, turf cutter, mastic gun, compactor and mechanical brush.
Remove the Old Lawn
Dig in the turf cutter to remove the old lawn. Go down to a depth of not more than four inches. Transfer the old lawn to another ground if it is still in a good condition. If the previous lawn was a natural one, the grass can go to your kitchen garden. After removing it, level the ground. For first timers, plan where your grass will be installed. Make sure the water pipes and cables are below the planned depth. The are to be covered by the synthetic grass should be able to drain water easily.
Make an Edge
An edge will mark the boundary of the lawn and a butt against the turf. You can create your own side. There are metallic ones that easily found in a store. Or you can build a layer of mortar of up to three centimeters. The edge beautifies the lawn and cuts it off from the paths.
Lay the Base
The artificial grass should lie on a leveled bed of sand. Use along timber to level the sand your bed. As you level, make sure the sand has a depth of not more than twenty millimeters.
Lay a Weed Membrane
The weed membrane here is used to suppress the weed that may grow. The weed membrane should allow water to drain. Cut the fabric that goes beyond the edge.
Lay down the Artificial Grass Lawn
Place your new artificial grass on the weed membrane. Ensure as you roll out the lawn they are all leveled and facing one direction. To stick the rolls to the ground, you need several pieces of galvanized nails as long as seven inches. Firmly stick the lawn to the ground by hitting the nails deep through. When you are comfortable with the laid synthetic grass, trim the excess and unnecessary tall edges of the artificial grass.
Retouching the Artificial Grass
For an artificial grass installation to be complete, apply sand on the lawn. Six to eight kilos of sand will do. The sand trick is to make your artificial grass lawn to appear beautiful and natural, and sand which is heavy holds the lawn to the ground to stop from being blown away.