Nothing says welcome like a well manicured lawn. It makes the surrounding area look beautiful and impressive. People have economized on the fact that well-manicured lawns are attractive and found a way of producing fake grass. It is easier and cheaper to maintain artificial grass. Artificial grass is preferred for lawns over real grass because of its advantages. What matters most, however, is how the grass is installed. The garden will look bad and the artificial grass will not last long if it is not well installed. The steps below have to be observed for the synthetic grass to look good.
Before installation, all the vegetative matter on the site should be removed. Examples of vegetative matter include plants, weeds, and grass. The removal should be well done to ensure that they do not grow back once the artificial grass has been installed. It is important to ensure that all the roots are also removed.
Waste and other unwanted materials such as rocks should also be eliminated. The soil should then be turned to a great depth so as to facilitate proper drainage of water. Apart from promoting water drainage, soil turning should also be done to unearth hiding pests and to aerate the ground. The land should be treated to discourage pest infestations.
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The next step is leveling the field. Leveling can be done using a garden rake. Leveling is done to ensure the grass is even. It prevents water logging in specific sections of the turf.
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Addition of gravel on the leveled ground hinders the growth of plants, so do not forget to do it. Leveling of the gravel should be done with respect to the terrain of the area. If leveling is not done, it will be obvious to everyone who passes by that the lawn is not real.
A weed barrier should be the next thing to place on top of the gravel. Most people choose not to use the weed barrier, but it plays an important function. It is very helpful in places where the soil is fertile. Grass or weeds will eventually grow from beneath but the weed barrier will prevent them from pushing through the artificial grass, and making the lawn look uneven.
Once the site is ready, the fake grass can be installed. The size of the artificial grass to be installed should be bigger than the exact measurements of the site. The next step should be the placement of the artificial grass on the site. It is important to leave some extra fake grass at the edges. It is done to ensure that the grass is well cut to produce perfect edges.
The grass should be left to settle for a couple of hours before neatly cutting and trimming the edges using a sharp knife. Glue to outdoor tape can be used to fix the grass in its place. It is advisable to hire an expert to help out.