Articles Tips & Tricks to Installing Artificial Grass
Tips & Tricks to Installing Artificial Grass
Getting started on your artificial grass project
People spend so much time staring at the items inside their home, that it can be all too easy to neglect the outside. At everhome, we've thought of it all. Not only do we provide you with a high-quality foundation for your home with our Rigid Core SPC vinyl flooring, but we also equip our customers with the products to create an outdoor space fit for royalty with our Emerald Estate collection of artificial grass.
In this article we will explore just a few of things to keep in mind when undertaking this project:
- Calculating how much you’ll need
- Considering the installation area
- Installation video & guide
How much you'll need
At everhome, we understand the importance of getting your projects started quickly, and correctly. We have a calculator built right into all of our product pages, including for Veranda and Aspen Lush. We have included a 5% waste factor as well for any cuts you will have to make during install.
Location, location, location
You've purchased your everhome artificial grass, and now you have to determine where you want to install it. Depending on where, you may be able to just lay the grass down like you would any rug, or you may need some tools on stand-by.
- If you don't intend to install your artificial grass in a semi-permanent way, you can skip the tools and simply lay the grass down over a particular area.
- If you are installing the grass on a balcony, patio, or concrete surface, and you'd prefer if the wind did not carry your grass away with it, consider investing in some turf binder or outdoor adhesive to help the grass stick.
- If you anticipate installing everhome artificial grass over your lawn, ensure you have a few more tools handy, ready to use:
Geotextile/Sub-base material: Before placing down your grass, you will need a soil-stabilizing filter fabric to prevent soil from coming in contact with the base material. An aggregate sub-base material is needed to go over the geotextile (a minimum of 3 in).
Vibrating plate compactor/Hand tamper: These tools will be needed to compact the sub-base material before laying down your grass.
Mallet: Ensure the edges of your installation area is totally level before laying anything down.
Anchor nails: U-nails can be used to secure your filter fabric, as well as the grass itself.
Seaming tape: As the name suggests, seaming tape helps to align the seams between two different pieces of grass.
Utility knife: Use the a utility knife to cut pieces of geotextile or your artificial grass to the proper size and shape.
Infill: Infill should be used after the artificial grass is installed to provide weight to the installation. Infill helps to weight down the grass, and will prevent it from losing shape as it expands and contracts during weather changes. It will also prevent the grass from getting too matted in areas with heavy foot traffic.
Measuring tape: A bit of a no-brainer; almost every home improvement project requires a measuring tape.
Synthetic broom: Use a broom or rake to spread out the aggregate material, as well as to bloom the blades after laying the grass down.
View our installation video!
For a more in-depth look at the installation process for your new Aspen Lush or Veranda artificial grass, view our installation video or review one of our installation guides.
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