Before embarking on your artificial grass installation, you must do your homework. You must decide where you want to install artificial grass. If there are several areas, then tackle the smallest first. After completing your first area, you can improve or change things for better results.
Next you need to measure the area and work out the quantity and the most suitable synthetic grass for your project. This will also depend on your budget. Buy quality fake grass. Make sure you get an eight year warranty. Place your order with a company that will deliver to your door. A good company will also give you useful tips or provide you with a “How to install” leaflet.
If you do the ground work properly then your artificial grass lawn will look great and give you enormous pleasure for several years. If you are replacing natural grass, then you can dig up the grass manually if the area is small or use a grass cutter for larger areas. Level the soil or shape it to your liking.
If the ground is heavy clay or there is poor draining, then add a three inch layer of crushed gravel. Compact the gravel as much as you can. Then cover the entire area with sharp sand and level with a rake. You can hire a vibrating plate to compact the sand. If you are using wood edgings, then ensure the level of the sand is level with the wood. If you are worried about weeds, you can add a weed control membrane but as rule this is not necessary.
You are now ready to lay down your fake grass. Roll out your artificial grass and check for tears or faults. Contact your supplier if you encounter any problem. Lay the grass is such a way that you will minimise cuts, joints and waste. Cut the grass using a sharp knife or scissors. If you have to join two pieces of grass, make sure the pile runs in the same direction. Butt the edges close together so there are no gaps. Lift the edge of the turf and apply the adhesive tape.
If you are laying artificial grass on hard surfaces like decked areas, patio and driveways, the preparation is minimal. There are artificial grasses specifically designed for this use. Make sure the grass you lay down has a rubble bubble backing to permit adequate drainage.
If you decide to do the installation yourself, you will save a lot of your well earned money. Be certain, however, that you can do it and you will do it very well. It does entail some hard work but the reward is great. You must do your homework before you start and most importantly research the best grass for your lawn at the price you are happy and find a supplier who will deliver on his promise artificial grass for dogs.