Who wouldn’t love lush greenery, flowers, and a natural lawn in their backyard? But what happens when your garden doesn’t have any grass, not even a little?
There’s also a chance your backyard simply can’t grow quality grass, or you don’t have the time to maintain a green lawn since you’re always busy.
This void can be filled with artificial grass, and the best part is that you can buy it and install it all by yourself. It only takes a little bit of your time, and then you can have a lush green lawn for the rest of the year, and you don’t ever have to worry about upkeep or repairs!
That’s a win-win situation if you ask us.
Easy DIY Methods To Install Your Fake Grass
Having a lush green yard is an important part of the quintessential American dream. You can realize your dream by installing synthetic grass. It’s quick and easy.
Follow the steps below to install artificial grass in your backyard. If you need a visual guide, watch this DIY tutorial to learn how to install fake grass.
Remove Your Present Turf
It’s time to say goodbye to your existing lawn that has only caused exorbitant water bills, patchy grass, costly maintenance, etc. and go artificial.
To ensure your new artificial turf sits still and looks attractive, you need to excavate your existing lawn. Start by cleaning your base. Remove rocks, debris, and other waste that can get in the way of grass installation.
Excavate the soil with your shovel and dig up to 70mm deep – that’s where you’ll place your fake turf.
Create The Base For Your Synthetic Turf
When you’re done with excavation, get your rake and start leveling the base. Keep one thing in mind: it should be smooth.
It’s better if you use crushed rock as your base for the fake turf. You can find them easily at your nearby hardware store.
Make sure to equally spread its base and use your rake to set the sub-base flat. After that, use a vibrating plate to compact your base. Check the depth of your sub-base; it should be around 15mm.
Arrange The Turf
Bingo! You’ve completed half the installation process. As soon as you’re done with the base, it’s time to position your artificial turf.
Unroll your fake turf and leave it for a couple of hours to adjust and flatten.
Use a sharp cutting knife to cut the turf. And make sure you cut clean, as it’ll help you in accurate joining later.
Proper Joining Of Pieces
Do you know what makes artificial grass look real? It’s the correct joining of the divided pieces.
Keep your divided turf pieces close, but not so close that they overlap and touch – a few millimeters gap between each section should be more than adequate.
Roll out the turf tape onto the total length of your fake turf to seamlessly join the separated pieces – leave it for 30 minutes.
If you want to ensure it’s in place, walk over it a few times.
Next, trim any pieces that are jutting out or look out of place. Use a new cutting knife, and not with the one you’ve used to cut the turf.
Secure Your Turf’s Perimeter
You’re almost finished! There’s only one thing left: making sure your new artificial turf stays intact.
Grab some flat nails and start hammering them in on all sides of your turf – make sure you go some 25cm down.
Fill Your Turf With Sand
It’s the little things that add to the natural look. To make your turf appear natural, you’ll need about 12kg sand.
Carefully scatter the sand across your fake grass. If you’re finding it hard with hands, use a rake or a seed dropper to get it right and give your artificial grass an unbelievably natural look.
Installing fake grass is easy, affordable, and a more convenient option than growing it out season after season. This is a set-it-and-forget-it solution, so no wonder thousands of homes and offices across the United States choose it.
And now you can have it too. Just follow this guide to DIY your artificial grass installation.
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