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
Location, location, location
- 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:
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.
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.