Artificial grass install tips during the cold weather. It is a lot less common to do the install in the cold, but It doesn’t mean you don’t have to do it. There are a few things to look out for so follow along with this blog and take the tips on board. You’ll be an artificial grass expert in no time.
While we always recommend getting a professional to install your artificial grass, it can be a lot cheaper to do it yourself. However, please consult with us before hand as we may be able to help with your install, contact us to start the process.
Now if you adamant on installing artificial grass yourself, here are some top tips on the process in cold weather. Before you do install, be sure to also check out our page on how to install artificial grass, this will take you through the whole install process.
Cold weather installation tips
- If the area you are installing on is wet, or prone to flooding. A good solution for this is adding some sort of drainage. Such as; land drains or a herringbone drainage system
- If the area you are about to install over is soft. You can put a weed membrane down over the bare soil to then put your mot stone onto. This will help it to compact better. Bear in mind when doing this method, when it comes to buying what you need double up on the membrane.
- For wet areas, work your way into the area. Rather than doing the full area and walking all over it and making it muddier and muddier. Work your way in. Dig off a section then MOT it, then dig out the next section and MOT it so you are walking over the MOT not walking over the lawn or patio or muddy making it muddier each time you walk over it.
- If it’s cold or wet, cover over your area with a tarp. This will help to prevent it getting too we. Additionally, this will help prevent it getting too cold and freezing making the dig off impossible. Then during the installation sheet it as you go, so if you get snow or ice overnight you can carry on working the next day.
- Warm up the glue inside your house or your van. If the glue is cold it will be a lot harder to mix in the hardener properly. In turn, this may make the glue not go off properly creating a weak join that could fail.
- Don’t glue in the very wet weather or in freezing temperatures as the glue may stick to the rain/water or to the frost, rather than the joining tape. We don’t have to explain why this is bad.
We hope that you now feel even more confident installing your artificial grass besides the weather being cold. If you have any questions be sure to contact us. Additionally, If this all seems a little bit difficult or daunting, why not enquire about getting us to do the installation for you. It will be quicker easier and less stressful for you.