Artificial Grass / July 5, 2018 / Lenore
A great thing about artificial turf is that it is actually good to the environment. When you are using natural grass on your home garden you will have to use water frequently. There will be a lot of insects where you need to use chemical to deal with it. So this could lead to water shortage problem and too much chemical used for the real grass will eventually affect the wildlife negatively. But using artificial grass these problems can be avoided. Artificial lawn isnt a place for insects and bugs to live. They are not going to live in the fake grass.
If required use treated timber/timber stakes to put in an area frame. We recommend 4 X 2 inches of tantalised treated timber for heavy clay soil areas and poorly draining areas and 2 X 2 inches of tantalised timber for good draining areas. Screw these timbers to the stakes leaving the stakes on the inside of the perimeter. Should the Artificial Grass meet a concrete path wall or decking position the timber flush with the surface height and by using 10mm temporary fillet pack the timber close to the wall leaving the space to enable you to tuck the Artificial Grass between the timber and the adjoining material at a later stage.
If the artificial grass meets a path or edge and if you have laid the timber edging correctly as previously described then the artificial grass can be wedged between. If joining please ensure that the artificial grass is laid with the pile running in the same direction on each piece. Lay the carpet on top of the sand as opposed to dragging it across the base material. To help stop wrinkles or creasing it is advisable to allow 2 to 3 hours to settle before continuing with jointing and adhesive. Cut grass to shape using a sharp Dolphin or Stanley knife or scissors.