5 Common Mistakes When Installing Artificial Grass and How To Avoid Them
1. Uneven Surfaces
Imagine laying a carpet in your front room on an uneven surface, you just wouldn’t would you? And the same should go for your fake lawn! Even the slightest bump or stone will stand out like a sore thumb on a nice smooth lawn! So take time preparing your base, remove any potential hazards and make sure the ground is completely flat.
2. No Weed Barrier
When you opt for artificial grass weeding should be a thing of the past. And it will be if you’ve installed your fake lawn correctly. But you’ll be surprised how many people fail to install a weed barrier, which effectively stops weeds growing and forcing their way up through your artificial grass! So if you don’t want to be left with the precarious job of weeding your fake lawn make sure you install a reliable weed barrier before laying your fake grass!
3. Poor Drainage
We are all too familiar with the not so great British weather! All four of our seasons are blighted by constant rainfall leaving lawns to become waterlogged! But you can prevent pools of water forming on your artificial lawn by installing adequate drainage. A number of precautions can be taken to ensure your grass is looking superb no matter what the weather. Installing a deep base filled with crushed concrete and sand will provide the perfect foundation.
4. Uneven Joins
So you’ve created a perfect base for your artificial grass, adequate weed barriers have been laid and all the drains are in place! The last thing you want to do now is ruin it all with uneven joins. Not only does it make your lawn look poorly installed but it is also extremely difficult to repair and in some cases can be quite costly. Therefore make sure you take your time and don’t settle for anything less than perfection.
5. Secure Edges
Finally, this might go without saying but you’ll be surprised how many people forget to secure the edges of their fake lawn. Failing to do so can result in the edges of your lawn fraying and curling up, which can cause a number of problems. Not only will it look unattractive and cause people to trip over but water and debris can get under the lawn causing serious damage. Nailing the edges to a wooden frame or using an adhesive can prevent this from happening.