Can I Install Artificial Grass Myself?
In certain applications it is possible to install artificial grass yourself; it cuts down on cost by installing the turf yourself but you are also responsible for the quality of the installation.
The difficulty of the installation of artificial grass depends on the location and size of the surface. The first step is to prepare the supporting surface. The surface must be flat, stable and penetrable to water.
It is often extremely easy to install artificial grass on a balcony because it is a small surface area and the grass can be cut from a single piece. Also, it has a flat surface onto which the artificial grass can be simply rolled out. In this case, you can easily have the artificial grass delivered to your home and do the installation yourself. All you need is a sharp utility knife.
Installing artificial turf yourself in a larger area can be more complicated because the seams that will be required. Making seams is often tricky. It needs to be done accurately for the seams not to show. Whether or not you can do this yourself depends on your skills.
If it is a larger installation you need to make seams; there is specialized glue and jointing tape required. To install yourself you will need to follow certain guidelines which vary depending upon the surface you are covering and planned use. View our videos about how to install artificial grass or download our DIY manual.
In choosing Next 2 Natural Turf, you are choosing impeccable quality. But what’s the point of impeccable quality if it isn’t expertly installed? We recommend have a professional install your artificial grass. This way, you can be sure of the best possible results and that you will be able to enjoy a beautifully laid green lawn for many years to come
Do I Need Special Tools for Laying Artificial Grass?
Very few tools are needed for laying artificial grass. But a utility knife is a must. Artificial grass comes in rectangular sections and will almost always have to be cut to size. The fabric and/or base layer is also cut to size using a sharp knife.
If you are using self-adhesive tape to glue the seams, you do not need any tools. But if you are using separate glue and seam tape, you will need tools to mix the glue and a palette knife to spread the glue onto the seam tape.
When adding filler sand, specialists use a special sand spreader cart. This is not something that most people purchase. Instead, you spread the sand evenly over the surface by hand.
If you prefer not to lay the artificial grass yourself then ask Graff’s Turf for a professional installation service.