Is my artificial grass easy to install myself?
Yes, artificial grass is easy to install, anybody with basic DIY knowledge will be able to follow our fitting guide to install their product.
Will I need to remove my existing lawn?
Although it is possible to lay artificial grass on top of an existing lawn if it is even and well drained, the best results are achieved by removing existing turf.
What kind of base will I need?
A stone base layer is ideal for laying although hard bases such as tarmac, asphalt and concrete are all acceptable. When laying on concrete, a layer of sand or (even better), a rubber shock pad will avoid the edges of slabs showing through your grass. A similar arrangement is necessary when two types of base material meet, for example soil and concrete. It is also advisable to create a slight slope, or install sub-surface drainage, when laying on a concrete base.
How will I cope with the part of the garden that is always wet?
If it is wet because of moss holding water or a poor grass sward, Artificial grass will solve the problem. However, if it is due to poor drainage this area will remain wet unless adequate drainage is provided. Please ensure that this is catered for prior to the installation of your artificial grass. However it will prevent the wet part from being mucky.
Can i alter the layout later on?
Yes. Should you later wish to incorporate beds for trees or shrubs it is simply a case of removing a section of the artificial grass.
How do i join Artificial Grass together?
With the use of our specialized jointing tape and all-weather adhesive. Please see our installation guide for further details.
Is there a directional pile to the grass?
Yes. It is important to take note of this when installing it.
How should i edge it?
There are a variety of products which can be used for edging, depending on your required finished appearance. Timber surrounds, flags, soil, coloured stones, and specialist plastic and metal edging strips are all ideal.
How easy is it to cut and shape Artificial Grass?
Always cut the “back side” of the grass with a sharp knife and a straight edge, where possible cut between the stitch lines to minimise fraying. Cutting and shaping is relatively simple to some people but an ‘art’ for others.
Can Artificial Grass be installed on wooden decking?
Yes. This is a very common requirement, especially when decking is starting to fail, rot or show signs of deterioration. Fixing with the use of small tacking pinheads. This will not show in the pile, spot adhesive is also a popular option.
Is Artificial Grass suitable for a sloping site?
Yes, but if the slope exceeds 15% we recommend extra wooden fixing lengths be put in to secure the grass with fixing pins at regular intervals. This will prevent it from moving downhill
Will my Artificial Grass fade?
No, all of the artificial grass that we sell is UV stable and will not fade.
Is it safe to barbeque on top of Artificial Grass?
You can but we do not recommend it. Anything with sustained heat can damage the grass, please remember artificial grass is made from plastic, and plastic melts under a high level of heat.
What happens if i drop a cigarette on my Artificial Grass?
Anything that is extremely hot will burn the grass, causing a hard black patch. We strongly recommend not smoking on the artificial grass. You do not want to be replacing your entire garden or patching in areas because a friend dropped a cigarette.
Is the Artificial Grass pet friendly?
Absolutely, like any normal lawn pick up any large pieces and the small particles will wash down through the grass when you hose it down. Urine will not stain the grass.
Do smells remain in the grass?
Any sediment drains away when it rains so the grass naturally cleans itself.
What about maintenance?
Simply use a leaf rake or garden broom to remove leaves or other debris, this also helps to keep the artificial grass in good condition by realigning the fibres. You can use a vacuum cleaner as long as the carpet is dry. If you have chosen infill, it will help to keep it smooth. Natural rainwater will also help to clean the infill.
Should I use chemicals on my Artificial Grass?
Care needs to be taken with any acidic substance (ie with a ph of 3 or less) containing halogens (chlorine bromide etc.). Sulphur and nitrogen may also cause problems and oxidising chemicals such as bleach or peroxide are also inadvisable. Hot water with well diluted washing up liquid is recommended. Weedkiller can be used to kill weeds if necessary.
Will the appearance of the Artificial Grass change over time?
With continued use a little matting or flattening of your grass is possible. However we can discuss with you the best type of artificial grass for your site. Brushing the pile will help lift the fibre.
What does Artificial Grass feel like to walk on?
Artificial grass is soft and bouncy to walk on, especially when infill is used. In very high temperatures it will become hotter than natural grass but in bare feet it is comfortable to walk on.
Can children use it safely?
Definitely, our grasses are designed for families with children in mind. They are widely used in schools and play areas.
Can Artificial Grass be used near a swimming pool or hot tub?
Yes, although a space of at least 3 feet between the pool edge and the artificial grass is recommended to reduce the risk of discolouration from chlorine..