Installation Steps

ARTIFICIAL TURF

01

Remove all existing sod & landscaping

This can be done manually with a shovel or you can hire a petrol powered turf cutter from most equipment hire centres. If an existing sprinkler system is installed in the installation area, the sprinklers need to be capped off and valves turned off as artificial lawn will not need watering. Compact the existing ground to ensure an even surface, you need to start with a solid foundation. The best way to fully firm up the ground is with a vibrating plate compactor which can also be hired from most equipment centres.

02

Lay the Sub-Base and Compact

The sub-base of 50mm of Crusher Dust or other suitable compactable aggregate is spread and then compacted with a plate compactor or heavy roller. With this step the aim is to make the base firm and level with a gentle slope to the storm water drain. Then lay an additional 20mm of Crusher Dust or other suitable aggregate and compact using the vibrating compactor to firmly compact the sub-base. Check for surface depressions. Any based depression that is more than 15mm deep needs to be filled in and re-levelled. Even though the Artificial turf drains water vertically through drainage holes built in, it is recommended that the base is given a very slight slope away from buildings and  towards the storm water drain to avoid any pooling in heavy falls.

02

Lay the Sub-Base and Compact

The sub-base of 50mm of Crusher Dust or other suitable compactable aggregate is spread and then compacted with a plate compactor or heavy roller. With this step the aim is to make the base firm and level with a gentle slope to the storm water drain. Then lay an additional 20mm of Crusher Dust or other suitable aggregate and compact using the vibrating compactor to firmly compact the sub-base. Check for surface depressions. Any based depression that is more than 15mm deep needs to be filled in and re-levelled. Even though the Artificial turf drains water vertically through drainage holes built in, it is recommended that the base is given a very slight slope away from buildings and  towards the storm water drain to avoid any pooling in heavy falls.

03

Roll out the Grass

Position your grass strip and be as accurate as you possibly can be. Cut the grass to size using a very sharp blade in a quality utility knife, trim off the larger pieces of excess material. This will make it easier to handle and to cut more precisely around the edges. Re-check that the turf is still positioned properly  before trimming the edges more precisely. Seam the Grass. If the installation covers a larger area, grass is seamed in areas where two pieces meet. This needs to be secured with an  outdoor turf/flooring glue and landscaping fabric. You can find these all instore at Readylawn. Because our surfaces have a relatively high blade height, seams are much less noticeable that you might expect.

04

Turf Trim

After the seam glue has dried, trim off your grass around the edges using a quality knife and the aid of scissors or carpet trimmer so your lawn fits exactly as you want.

04

Turf Trim

After the seam glue has dried, trim off your grass around the edges using a quality knife and the aid of scissors or carpet trimmer so your lawn fits exactly as you want.

05

Apply infill

After the seam Infill of dry river sand is then applied using a standard seed-drop spreader. Refer to product specification for the recommended infill amount for your selected Turf (average infill amount is usually 10kg of clean dry river sand per SQM) This infill helps to weigh down the turf and stabilise the fibres to keep them upright and prevent matting. For a softer feel underfoot, rubber granules can also be spread (this is not recommended on a sloping surface) It is important that on entire pass is made over the surface until all the infill has been spread, then sweep the infill deeply into the fibres. Repeat this process until all the infill has been spread and fallen in between the artificial blades.

06

Relax & Enjoy your new Artificial Readylawn

06

Relax & Enjoy your new Artificial Readylawn

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