Many people prefer going the natural approach when it comes to beauty. Owning a leafy grass lawn at your home gives one that tantalizing feeling. However, it might get devastating to maintain healthy green lawn particularly when water is a problem and time is scarce. When faced by these challenges, laying down the synthetic grass becomes the only option. The process of laying down artificial grass is easy and here are the steps.
Let us know the tools we need first. These are the tool; spade, leaf blower, four-inch nails, rake, hammer, gloves, wheelbarrow, turf cutter, mastic gun, compactor and mechanical brush.
Remove the Old Lawn
Dig in the turf cutter to remove the old lawn. Go down to a depth of not more than four inches. If your lawn is in good condition you can transfer it someone else. Use the lawn to make manure if it is natural grass. Make the ground level. If it is the first time, prepare where your lawn will cover. Do not tamper with any underground wires or water pipes. The are to be covered by the synthetic grass should be able to drain water easily.
Build a Perimeter Edge
The artificial grass will need an edge to line up against. Build your edge. There are metallic ones that easily found in a store. Or you can build a layer of mortar of up to three centimeters. The edge will protect your lawn and it also creates a beautiful view.
Lay the Bed
Create a bed for the artificial grass with a layer of sand. Level the sand using a piece of timber. The sand bed should have a layer of not less than twenty millimeters.
Lay a Weed Membrane
Here you can use any of the several fabrics used in suppressing weed not grow. In as much the fabric suppresses weed, it should allow water to drainage. Cut the fabric that goes beyond the edge.
Install the Artificial Grass
Now you can install the artificial lawn keenly not to destroy the weed membrane. Roll out the lawns towards your window or the door for uniformed view. The lawn will need to be pegged to ground with long nails. Firmly stick the lawn to the ground by hitting the nails deep through. When you are comfortable with the laid synthetic grass, trim the excess and unnecessary tall edges of the artificial grass.
Retouching the Artificial Grass
Sprinkle sand on the artificial lawn. Use around 8kgs of sand on the lawn. The sand trick is to make your artificial grass lawn to appear beautiful and natural, and sand which is heavy holds the lawn to the ground to stop from being blown away.