How To Install Artificial Grass & How We Do It

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 sister company Forever Green Installation Limited, 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.

Our service received an average of 4.4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews.

Click here to find out how to install artificial grass below.

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Artificial Lawn Installation Service

Forever Green Installations Ltd. offer a full supply & installation service within: Essex, Kent, London, Surrey, East Sussex & West Sussex. All our fitting teams are fully employed by ourselves, we do not use sub-contractors. As from 2015, through our national network of landscapers, we can now recommend approved installers throughout the whole of England, Scotland & Wales who offer our full range of artificial grass products.

Due to the ever growing popularity of artificial grass, here at Forever Green we acknowledge the fact that not every household has the project budget for a top of the range Deluxe installation service. (As seen in our video and pictures below).

Forever Green Installations Ltd. now offer customers 3 fantastic methods of installation which we believe will help cater for all budgets.

Standard Installation;

This will include all the steps & items listed below;

  • Cutting up of the existing lawn to our required depth.
  • Arrange for the removal & disposal of all the garden waste from site.
  • Make the area ready for the sand aggregate to be laid.
  • Screed over and with a 20mm layer of sand and compact down.
  • Supply and pin down a heavy duty permeable membrane which is laid over the sand to act as a weed barrier,
  • If required for joins; all seaming tape & our specialised adhesive is included.
  • All the Artificial grass required for the installation.
  • Laying, trimming & cutting to size the artificial grass.
  • Pinning down the grass around the perimeter of the garden with 6″ galvanised pins.
  • Brushing up of the grass pile with specialised power brushes. (Available to buy).
  • Clearing up & tidying the site before leaving.
  • 10 Year UV grass guarantee.

Standard Plus Installation;

This will include all the steps & items listed below;

  • Cutting up of the existing lawn to our required depth.
  • Arrange for the removal & disposal of all the garden waste from site.
  • Make the area ready for the sand aggregate to be laid.
  • Insertion of a treated edging around the perimeter to secure the membrane & grass onto.
  • Screed over and the area with a 20mm layer of sand and compact down.
  • Secure onto the framework a heavy duty permeable membrane, laid over the sand to act as a weed barrier,
  • If required for joins; all seaming tape & our specialised adhesive is included.
  • All Artificial grass as required for the installation.
  • Laying, trimming & cutting to size the artificial grass.
  • Securing the artificial grass onto the treated timber frame work.
  • Brushing up of the grass pile with specialised power brushes. (Available to buy).
  • Clearing up & tidying the site before leaving.
  • 10 Year UV grass guarantee.

 

Deluxe Installation;

This will include all the steps & items listed below;

  • Cutting up of the existing lawn to our required depth.
  • Arranging for the removal & disposal of all garden waste from site.
  • Make the area ready for the aggregates to be laid.
  • Insertion of a treated timber edging around the perimeter to secure the membrane & grass onto.
  • Supply & compact a type 1 crushed limestone aggregate to form a firm base and to assist with future drainage.
  • Over the type 1 aggregate a 10mm screed of builder’s sand is laid & compacted.
  • Secure onto the framework a heavy duty permeable membrane, laid over the base work to act as a weed barrier.
  • If required for joins; all seaming tape & our specialised adhesive is included.
  • All Artificial grass as required for the installation.
  • Laying, trimming & cutting to size the artificial grass.
  • Securing the artificial grass onto the treated timber edging.
  • Brushing up of the grass pile with specialised power brushes. (Available to buy).
  • Clearing up & tidying the site before leaving.
  • 10 Year UV grass guarantee.

*Our minimum installation price starts from £995.00* Terms & Conditions apply.

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 Site survey and product demonstration on request. Call us today to book yours.

For for the D.I.Y enthusiast, we also 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. (Deluxe Installation).

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.

Turf cutter being used in a garden1. Turf cutter to remove the existing turf, can be hired from any good tool hire shop.

A turf cutter or if you prefer you can cut up your existing lawn by using a spade. We recommend to cut down to a depth of up to 40/50mm.

Wacker plate compacting aggregates2. Wacker plate to compact aggregates, can be hired from any good tool hire shop.

3. Wheelbarrow to barrow turf & aggregates as required.

spade used for preparing garden base

Wooden Rake for leveling the ground4. Following tools to assist with preparing your base work.

Sharp Stanley knife5. Good sharp knife to cut with.

Artificial grass wingSeaming/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:

  • *Full Installation service as detailed above From just: £44.99 per sqm*. Including vat. *Terms & Conditions Apply, See below for details*.

The above prices are based on an overall square metre area of 22 sqm. or over, with side gate access & facility for aggregates & waste disposal on driveway.

As each garden has its own individual looks and appearance and size, costing’s may vary from lawn to lawn. For areas under 20 sqm please call us for an estimate on the cost.

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 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. Currently we only offer a free site survey in the above areas. Along with this free service we also bring along large samples of our range of grasses for you to see for yourself, how they look and feel when laid down in your garden.

Here at Forever Green we pride ourselves on the quality of our customer service and our installations, 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.

There are several key factors that set us apart from our competitors, apart from being installation specialists for over 10 years, we can quote for a simple standard installation right up to our deluxe installation as detailed above. All our prices will include VAT at the current rate, there are no hidden extra costs in all our quotations, everything is included. So the price you are quoted once we have conducted a site survey, is the price you pay.

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.

Our Process

As part of our Standard Plus & Deluxe installation process we insert an edging all around the perimeter of your lawn, onto which the artificial grass is attached and secured. Artificial grass is simply an external carpet, so it makes sense to fit it like a carpet. Most carpets are fitted internally onto a carpet gripper around the edges of the room.

Competitors Process;

Other companies do not offer this as it is more time consuming and expensive. By nailing the grass into the ground and by adding kiln dry sand, from an installation process, it is a quicker and easier process.

To secure the grass down they use 6-8 inch galvanised pins which are nailed through the grass into the ground and then the kiln dry sand is brushed in, covering up the nails and weighting down the grass.

Also, artificial grass products are pre-hole punched to allow water to drain through freely, but by adding a sand infill can also give cause to blocking and hindering drainage.

We have given our explanation of why we recommend our process, so at the end of the day we leave it to you to decide;

Sand infill & Nails (potential of weeds growing in the sand infill).

Non infill & secured to an edging (No sand for weeds to grow in).

Customer Testimonials

“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 Electric Power Brush. 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.

Grass Guarantee

UV colour stabilised and guaranteed for 10 years.

All seaming & joining guaranteed for 24 months.

Installation Guarantee.

Forever Green Installations Ltd. offer a full 6/12 months guarantee on all artificial grass installations & base work, depending on which type of installation base is installed, 24 months on all seaming and joins.

All grasses have full 10 UV guarantee.

The following are not covered.

General misuse, piercing, subsoil movement or compaction/dips due to constant usage or foot traffic, chemical staining, acts of nature, acts of pets/animals, airborne pollination/, deep bulb/foliage/weed or grass growth, Bine weed/Japanese knot weed, burn marks, paint staining & general wear & tear.

We do not offer an installation service or fit products purchased from other suppliers.

*Due to the molecular structure of artificial grass we can not guarantee seams to be 100% invisible, although all due care and attention is made in joining, however, once they have relaxed and settled in, with time and usage they do become less apparent*.

Forever Green Installations Limited are a fully independent artificial grass installations company, all installation enquiries through this website will be passed onto and dealt with by said company.

Forever Green Lawns Limited are an importer and supplier of artificial grass only.