How to install your Namgrass Artificial Grass

If you’ve read our blog on Natural Turf or Artificial Grass for the home and decided you want to go with Namgrass’ artificial option, then you’ll want read this!

There are many ways you can do install your artificial grass, however after speaking to the experts at Namgrass we’ve got the recommended way to install your artificial grass to share with you.

Before you can install your artificial grass, you have to make sure you get the perfect one for you. This involves, measuring your turf, making your selection and placing your order. Once you have done all that and received your grass, you can then begin installing!

 

To begin, you must remove any existing grass as this will make your job smoother and quicker – It is recommended if you have a larger area that you use a turf cutter, which you can hire from us!

Go over to our Tool and Plant Hire and see how we can help.

Next step is to fit an edge around your area to ensure your lawn lasts! The edging should be neat but hard-wearing, i.e. sleepers, and metal or brick edging depending on how you the finish you want.

Remember – Namgrass comes in pile heights from 16mm to 38mm, so you should keep that in mind when laying the height of your edge.

 

Now that your edge is securely in place you need to lay down the base.

The area of choice needs to be covered with a Type1 aggregate and although the depths can vary due to the condition and use of the area, a typical base will consist of approximately 50-70mm of the Type1 aggregate.

On top of this you’ll need approximately a 30mm layer of compacted and levelled granite dust, also known as ‘Fine Type 1’.

You can use sand as an alternative to granite dust however it is recommended if you go down that route, you use 80mm of Type1 and a 20mm layer of compacted and levelled sand.

NAMGRASS TOP INSTALLER TIP: To enhance the overall look of the lawn, install the grass with the pile pointing towards your main viewing point or property.

Once you’ve done that, the next step involves needing to get yourself a compacter – Which you can also hire from us, just go over to our Tool and Plant Hire and we’ll be able to help you with this!

This will compress the material and provide a firm base, which is dependent on the Namgrass you choose, but always try to keep the base layer around 20mm below the top of your edging.

It is recommended you spray the area with some water to help keep dust down and will help with binding your aggregate.

Then you’ll need to cover your base layer entirely with a weed membrane, pinning it close to the edging.

After this part, the grass should be laid and positioned over the area, making sure all the sides are overlapping the edges as you want to give yourself enough material to trim for a close finish.

NAMGRASS TOP INSTALLER TIP: Whilst it’s not essential, some high use areas, such as family gardens, benefit from an even layer of kiln dried sand – approx. 5 kilos/m² over the top of the grass. This adds stability and weight to the product, thus making for a nicer completed project.

Then you can go get yourself a cuppa and sit down for some lunch whilst you allow the grass to settle and ‘acclimatise’ for a couple of hours.

Once you’ve let your grass settle, you’ll need to cut the overlapping edges in against the edging system with a sharp knife or trimming knife so it then sits perfectly up to your edging. You can Glue or Nail the grass into the relevant edging if required.

After you’ve cut the edging all the way round brush up the pile with a stiff broom and pull the pile back on itself to help stimulate it.

Then you’re done! You can sit back and relax, and look at your new beautiful artificial grass.

If you don’t fancy trying to install your Artificial Grass yourself you can Find an Installer over on the Namgrass website who can help you with this – Or even you can become an official Namgrass installer, find out more here!

 

Don’t hesitate to check out our Garden design service and our Landscaping products or get in touch and let us help you kick start your new outdoor space!

 

The above article was published on 20th July 2020, and is subject to change and further guidance. 

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