DIY Installation Guidelines

You can lay your new Artificial Grass – London lawn yourself and save money.

Step 1 - Plan

Before you do anything, plan the installation. You need to work out how much artificial grass you will need, and importantly, what combination of rolls you will need.

First, measure your area and draw out the garden with the measurements on a piece of paper. To make it to scale, do something like define each metre in real life, as 10cm on your paper. Before you go further, you must consider this important point. Artificial Grass is only sold in 2m and 4m widths. So if your area is for example 10m across, you will potentially need two 4m pieces and one 2m piece.

Also, artificial grass is often 'directional' this means that all the blades will lean in a certain direction. It is preferable that they lean towards the house or seating area. This means that on your drawing of your garden, the appropriate side nearest the house is the 'bottom' and a width would be left to right, when viewed from the bottom. Lengths would then be measured moving away from the bottom, to the top.

Now overlay your drawing with a series of connecting rectangles that have a 2m or 4m width, from left to right, and measure the length of each rectangle.

Now you have the measurements and number of rolls that you will need.

Step 2

Step 2 - Dig

This is the tough bit! Before you can lay down your artificial grass you need to dig away the existing top layer of soil/grass. 

This can be done using a normal shovel. simply remove the top 30mm of soil. Once this is removed, install a 30mm layer of sand (preferably sharp sand). It is important that the top of this sand layer is as flat as possible.

Step 3 - Roll Out

If you have purchased Shockpad or weed membrane, roll this out first. Then roll out the artificial grass. Carefully position the pieces of grass so that they are aligned closely together. Then if you are using our Self Adhesive joining tape or our Glue coupled with our Joining Tape, lift back the grass and place the tape between the join. Either apply the glue or lift back the cover of the Self Adhesive joining tape and make sure the pieces of grass line up.

Step 4 - Finishing Touches

Now for the finishing touches! 

Cut the grass down to size. The easiest way to achieve a neat edge to the artificial grass is to cut lines in the waste area, perpendicular to the edge, cutting away from the edge. Then cut between these lines so that the waste is cut off piece by piece. Remember, use a very sharp knife as this will make the job a lot easier.

Hammer fixing pins into the perimeter. You will need 5 fixing pins per linear metre or perimeter. 

We also have Steel Edging and Recycled Plastic Edging available for that perfect finish. Instructions on how to use these can be found on each product's page.

Then sit back and enjoy your new garden!

Need help?
We’re happy to advise you every step of the way to ensure your finished lawn looks great. Get in touch with us, we’ll be happy to answer your questions and help you to a perfect installation. Fitting some grasses in the AGL range may require additional products. You may need a weed membrane, or opt to use underfelt, ground fixing pins, tubs or tubes of adhesive, jointing tape, we can supply all that you will need and advise you exactly what to do. Just ask.

With just a little preparation you can achieve great results and make substantial savings by installing your new lawn yourself.