How To Install Artificial Grass
Forever Green Lawns are one of the UK’s leading Artificial Grass suppliers & Installation specialists. We have been Leading the way since 2004.
Through our network of Landscapers & Artificial grass specialists, we can offer a full supply and installation service for those who prefer the hassle-free option. With over 15,000 square metres in stock, we are also very well placed to cater for any of our customers D.I.Y. requirements.
Click here to find out how to install artificial grass below.
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Artificial Lawn Installation Service
As from 2015, through our national network of landscapers, we can now recommend installers throughout the whole of England, Scotland & Wales who offer our full range of artificial grass products.
Pricing on request by either:
E-mail your garden dimensions or simply call us direct, we will gladly price your garden project accordingly for you. We offer a Free sample box on request
For for the D.I.Y enthusiast, we offer a supply only service covering the whole of the UK.
Artificial Grass Installation Video
12 Steps to achieve that all year round perfect lawn.
A old tired and worn looking lawn
Your old lawn is cut up using turf cutter.
Your old lawn is completely removed back to the subsoil.
A treated timber edge is inserted onto which the grass is secured
The type 1 being compacted using a wacker plate.
Sand being made ready for levelling.
The sand is levelled out and also compacted down.
A heavy duty permeable membrane is laid over & secured onto the timber edging.
Before the grass is laid and cut to shape and size, the edges are de-winged.
Seaming tape is inserted ready for the adhesive to be spread for seaming the grass tpgether.
Carefully the grass is placed down onto the seaming tape and glue.
The finished item. Now, sit back, relax, and enjoy your Forever Green Lawn.
DIY Enthusiast? Tips and tools to lay Your Artificial Grass
If you are looking to install yourself then we recommend you use the following tools to help and assist you in your work. Should you require advice on how to best lay your fake lawn along with quantities of aggregates required for your base work, Forever Green Lawns are more than willing to offer any free advice to any customer who purchases any of our products.
To remove the existing turf, can be hired from any good tool hire shop. We recommend to cut down to a depth of up to 40/50mm.
Wacker plate to compact aggregates, can be hired from any good tool hire shop.
Wheelbarrow to barrow turf & aggregates as required.
A Rake and a shovel
Following tools to assist with preparing your base work.
Good sharp knife to cut with.
For seaming/joining you artificial grass together.
Most artificial grass has a wing on each 4-metre width edging. This has to be removed by using a sharp knife. For a good seamless join we recommend that you cut between the first and second stitch. On the next piece we recommend you cut between the second and third stitch. Carry on this process if you have more than just one join. In the picture below we have removed the wing and cut in between the first and second stitch on the left hand piece. On the right hand piece we have removed the wing and cut in between the second and third stitch. The seaming tape is placed between the centre of the two pieces of grass. (Green side down) The adhesive should be spread evenly along the tape. Very carefully lay the two pieces of artificial grass together onto the adhesive and tape, taking care not to get glue onto the grass fibres. Once laid together press down firmly or walk along the seam for added weight.
Sit back, relax and enjoy your Forever Green Lawn.
One of the most common and frequent questions asked is:
How much does artificial lawn cost to install?, so if you looking for a supply only price, or a full installation service, please see our guide prices below:
- *As a guide price full installation services can start from just: £44.99 per sqm*.
- As each garden has its own individual looks and appearance and size, costing’s may vary from lawn to lawn.
- You may decide to reduce the cost of your installation and take the DIY option, if so please see our artificial grass prices page for a full listing of all our available products.
- All our grasses come in either 1 metre, 2 metre, 3 metre or 4 metre widths. (subject to stock availability). We also have seaming tape, adhesive and heavy duty geo-textile membrane & fixing pins available to assist you in completing your project.
Once installed you can now sit back relax and enjoy your Forever Green Lawn 365 days of the year.
Be the envy of your neighbours, no more mowing, watering or brown patches.
Sand Infill or Non- Sand Infill?
Most artificial grass products these days are manufactured to be Non-Infill. However, there are companies who once they have laid the grass will still infill with Kiln dry/Silica sand. This is to hold the grass in position, this can lead to several problems, the sand can clog the drainage holes in the grass, also, with a sand infill base it can become very prone to airborne pollination. The last thing you want is to have a perfect looking lawn with weeds growing up in the product. Here at Forever Green Lawns by inserting a frame work around the perimeter which we recommend to secure your grass onto eliminates the need to infill with sand along with keeping the drainage free flowing and weed free.
If you have your garden dimensions at hand we can give you a guide line estimate for this service, although this would be subject to a no obligation free site survey and inspection to give an accurate costing from one of our network of landscapers or installers.
Here at Forever Green we pride ourselves on the quality of our customer service, we strive to achieve the highest standards to ensure you are fully informed and to achieve the best possible standard of installation to maximise the lifespan of your imitation grass.
Non Sand Infill verses Sand Infill Process.
Artificial grass products have come a long way since their first introduction in the early 1960’s. Many of the products produced were mainly for sports usage, landscaping use was not considered as a primary thought.
However, as time has progressed, demand and public awareness of the use and benefits of having a synthetic lawn have increased along with changes and improvements in the products.
Early products were manufactured to be in-filled with kiln dry sand, this assisted with the durability of the products as they were primarily used for sports. With the evolution and demand for landscaping products came the Non- Infill grass for garden and lawn usage.
These products have been manufactured with a curled thatched coloured root inlay system which helps to maintain the fibres without letting them fall. By adding this root system it has enabled the installation to be completed without the need to infill with kiln dry sand.
Not only are the products heavier and more realistic in their looks, by not adding kiln dry sand, this has helped reduce the probability of weeds growing in your perfect looking artificial grass lawn.
The Forever Green range are all manufactured as Non-infill Fake grass products, as so, are installed without any form of infill.
Other companies still recommend that an infill is used, so we ask the question,
Why infill a product that is manufactured to be Non-In-filled ?
The answer is simple; It’s quicker & easier for securing the grass.
“I’m so pleased with my new artificial lawn, the kids love it, we love and the dog loves it too” says Mr & Mrs Whitehead of Basildon, Essex.
“They did exactly as they said, on time and with little disturbance, the fitters were nice and friendly lads indeed” writes Mr McGarrell of Erith Kent.
“We were so happy with the installation in the back garden we decided to have the front done straight after the back was completed” Mr & Mrs Plackard of Surrey.
“I had to take a second look at the lawn, it looks so fantastic and realistic” adds Mr Brown of East Sussex.
Artificial Grass Maintenance
We do recommend that you brush with either a stiff broom or plastic leaf rake occasionally to clear debris, as not only does this help to keep moss growth at bay, but also helps to refresh the pile.
Or, why not treat yourself and take away all the hard work and purchase one of our AGM Electric Power Brushes. Not only does this fantastic innovative lightweight machine help remove surface and deeper buried debris, it also lifts up the pile and can leave it looking as good as the day it was laid.
All our products can be cleaned by using any domestic cleaning fluid, if using water, please only use cold water. (Do not clean with boiling hot water).
(Infill with 2/4 kilos of kiln dry sand per square metre if the area has heavy usage).
Sand filled products, top up with kiln dry sand regularly and brush in with garden rake or stiff broom.
With nature being a very formidable force, at times around any edging you may get weed growth, if so, we recommend removing weeds or any form of growth by hand as required. The use of weed killer may be required to help stop further growth.