At Cheshire Artificial Grass we work with landscapers across the North West supplying them with high quality artificial grass that looks just like the real deal.
Cheshire Artificial Grass Springback technology is designed to be lifelike and resilient to constant use. The microspine reinforced C-Shaped fibres are the product of years of development. Using it means that we can offer a seven year guarantee on our products.
Learn how to install artificial grass. If you have questions or would like specific advice then please call our specialist team on: 01625 860 601.
Good planning is important. Failing to map out the garden and where the grass will lie at this stage could cost you at the end of the installation.
Cheshire Artificial Grass comes in two and four metre lengths. It is crucial that artificial grass is joined side by side and not end to end.
Always make sure that you point the pile of the grass towards the house. That way, people looking out at the garden from the house will get the most ‘realistic’ view.
Once you have mapped out the artificial turf area you can start preparing the site. Usually, homeowners want to replace nuisance natural turf with artificial grass. If this is the case, then roll up and remove the grass.
After all the organic matter has been removed you need to treat the site with a quality herbicide. This will prevent pesky weeds and unwanted organisms from surfacing underneath your new artificial turf. Make sure you use a herbicide that you trust and pay particularly close attention to the edges.
Edging timber for artificial grass
You need to have timber edging all around the perimeter of your artificial grass zone. When choosing a timber you need to make sure that it has been pressure treated and rated Class-4 for use in ground contact.
Cut longer lengths to form the perimeter and shorter stakes to use as pegs. Set the timber at the desired height you want the artificial grass to finish at.
Good basework is essential if you are going to have a quality product, and most of all a flat surface. If the ground surface is soft, use MOT to stabilise the surface and build up the base. On top of this you should layer a thin depth of crushed granite or limestone.
Many people recommend using grit sand, but at Cheshire Artificial Grass we believe that the quality of grit sand can vary too widely. Using granite or limestone is the most suitable option.
Artificial grass membrane
Lay a permeable weed-proof membrane on top of your now flat base layer. We supply these membranes to all of our landscapers, as well as extra fixtures and fittings.
The membrane should overlap the edge of your artificial grass perimeter by at least 400mm. Pin it to the foundation to prevent the membrane from slipping around during installation.
Cutting in the grass
Lay the grass over the desired area and then work around the perimeter carefully cutting the grass back to the edge of the desired fit. Work in small sections and make sure that you undercut instead of overcutting. Fit the grass down to the surface using green decking screws.
Joining artificial grass together
This is one of the trickiest parts of artificial grass installation. Screwing it up at this stage can ruin a project.
Mix the glue and hardener carefully and apply over the joining tape using a ribbed trowel. If the glue is laid too think then it will be felt underfoot when people walk over the artificial grass.
Gently work the turf into the glue without touching the individual grass fibres. Use a carpet kicker to make fine adjustments.
Clean down the area if there is any mess and brush the turf to give it a plumped up look.