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DIY Installation Instructions
Artificial grass installation is very easy and quick which can be done within a couple of days. Below is the instruction on how to do it yourself:
NOTE: If you have a dog or pet that will be using your artificial lawn, we recommend that you DO NOT install this additional layer of membrane as it can potentially trap nasty odours from urine.
If done correctly, the joints should not be visible. Firstly, line up both pieces of grass ensuring that the pile direction is facing the same way and that they run parallel to each other. Fold back both pieces of grass by around 300mm to reveal the latex backing. Cut off 1 stitch from each piece of grass, being careful to ensure you cut in a straight line. Then lay each piece flat again and check that the edges of the two pieces of grass meet. There should be a consistent 1–2mm gap. Once both pieces are properly positioned, fold the grass back over again to reveal the latex backing.
Next, roll out the joining tape between the two lengths of grass and nail them down on the ground from both ends. Peel the tape out and carefully turn each piece of grass back into position, making sure the grass fibres do not make contact with the adhesive or get buried. Ensure there is good contact between the grass and adhesive by carefully walking along the join to ensure contact (TIP: place your unopened bags of kiln dried sand along the length of the join to further aid adhesion). Finally, allow the adhesive sufficient time to cure (between 2–24 hours, depending on weather conditions).
Lastly, sand dress your lawn with kiln dried sand to stabilise the grass and increase its durability. This step can only be carried out when the grass is completely dry as otherwise the sand will clump together. If possible, use a ‘weed-free’ kiln dried sand which can be purchased at one of the national DIY hardware stores. We recommend using 5kg per square metre. Then, using a stiff broom or power brush, brush your lawn in the opposite direction to the pile height to brush in the sand and help lift the fibres into an upright position. Finally, grab yourself a drink and admire your new prize-winning lawn!