How to lay artificial grass in 6 key steps
The artificial grass has many qualities, it can be arranged on all types of surfaces (soft soil or hard soil, small or large areas) and guarantees the appearance of a freshly cut grass all year.
Discover all the advice of our experts summarized in 6 key steps to successfully install your artificial grass :
- 1. How to choose your artificial grass ?
- 2. Preparing the ground before laying your artificial grass
- 3. How to define the direction of installation of your artificial grass ?
- 4. How to lay your artificial grass on soft ground ?
- 5. How to lay your artificial lawn on hard ground ?
- 6. How to maintain your artificial grass ?
How to choose your artificial grass ?
The 1st step is to choose the type of artificial grass that best suits your project. Can be installed on all types of surfaces, you will have at your disposal a wide range of artificial grass. You can make your choice in our permanent range or our destocking range.
By answering 3 simple questions, we will help you make the best choice in terms of artificial grass.
Indeed, you will be able to choose its color, its height and its longevity (guaranteed 6, 8 or 10 years against UV).
You will then have to determine the dimensions of your project by making a layout plan. This will allow you to measure precisely the number of m2 adequate / appropriate for the realization of your project.
Would you like an overview of our range ? Do not hesitate to order our sample pack for 2 €. Your pack will be refunded if you wish to order on our website.
Throughout the year, we also offer a range dedicated to destocking with an excellent quality/price ratio.
Preparing the ground before installing your artificial grass
Before anything else, it is important to take care of the preparation of your soil. Artificial grass must be laid on a level, clean and ideally weeded soil to avoid the possible regrowth of weeds.
Our advice : on loose soil, in addition to weed killer, we recommend the use of a geotextile. Don't forget to check the angle of your ground to avoid any water stagnation. Find all our advice on the preparation of your ground here.
How to determine the direction of installation of your artificial grass ?
Once your floor prepared, it is important to determine the direction of laying your artificial grass for an optimal and natural result. All strips must be laid in the same direction.
Place yourself at the place where your look will land most on your artificial grass, then unroll the rolls. The threads of your artificial grass must be inclined to your main point of view.
Caution ! If the direction of installation is not respected, your artificial grass will appear shiny and the rendering will not be natural.
How to lay your artificial grass on soft ground ?
Artificial grass can be installed on all types of surfaces, but the steps to prepare your soil or the installation accessories will differ according to your project.
On soft ground, we recommend the use of a geotextile. It must be installed under your artificial grass. Then you can unroll your strips in the same direction, cut them and adjust them to your surface. Do not hesitate to keep your scraps to use them during the finishes or if a small area of your artificial grass is unfortunately damaged.
We recommend the use of pre-glued joint strips to create the most discreet joints as possible. To finish your installation, use fixing grappels all around your lawn for a long-lasting fixation. All that's left to do is to brush it in the opposite direction of its strands and enjoy your new artificial grass !
How to lay your artificial grass on hard ground ?
On hard ground, we recommend the use of pre-glued junction strips to make invisible junctions more easily.
Then, for a temporary fixing, finish your installation with double fixing patches. For a permanent fixing, use resin or anchors.
Finally, brush your artificial grass in the opposite direction of the strands and enjoy !
Reminder : A balcony to be landscaped ? Our artificial grass is available in pre-cut rolls, find them at our partner dealers located throughout France or directly on our website.
How do I maintain my artificial grass ?
Are you done laying your lawn ? From now on, maintaining it will require just a little effort. All you have to do is brush your artificial grass in the opposite direction of the strands to straighten them with a stiff broom or with the help of our electric brush.
This technique should be repeated as often as necessary, but once or twice a year is usually sufficient.
Most of the time, you can clean your artificial grass with a little soap and water for small everyday accidents.
Resistant, economical and durable, they will be suitable for your pets and they require no gardening maintenance.
To summarize the steps for a successful installation, we recommend that you :
- Measure your ground meticulously
- Prepare your ground carefully
- Equip yourself with the right fastening materials.
- Choose the artificial grass that suits you.
- Carry out the installation
If you need specific advice, our team of experts will be happy to listen to you !