Artificial Grass has become an increasingly popular option for many homeowners to ensure their gardens are looking fresh, green and well-tended year-round.
Whether you are looking to have a specialist artificial grass installation team to install your grass or are considering installing it yourself, it is important to know how best to prepare your garden.
Here we will discuss how best to prepare for replacing your natural turf with an artificial alternative.
The first step in preparation will be to remove any existing turf, natural or otherwise. This can usually be done using a number of specialised gardening tools such as a spade or if available, a turf cutter. Whilst this can be done yourself, it is advisable to use an experienced installation team to ensure that you dig deep enough to remove all turf and any underlying roots.
Any weeds surrounding the area you wish to lay your artificial grass, or any weeds found underneath the original turf must be removed.
If any weeds remain you will find yourself having to regularly tend to your lawn to remove weeds that poke through- which rather defeats the purpose of artificial grass. Removing weeds down to the root is the best way to ensure this does not happen, accompanied with a weed killer.
Weeds aren’t the only thing that can cause your lawn to be uneven as unlevel ground won’t help to provide the perfect finish you’ll want. The perfect base must have level soil and be free of any debris, stones or other materials; this will help the new artificial grass settle quicker and look great for longer.
Once you are certain that your land is level you will need to lay down sand to ensure your grass can drain effectively and so that mud does not saturate your grass when it rains. It will also provide your new grass with a softer and more authentic feeling texture!
At Proud Gardens, we not only supply beautiful synthetic grass but are also experts in artificial grass laying and installation. We service all of the West Midlands including Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield.