Artificial grass is rapidly gaining popularity in Tooting and Tooting Bec. Now more than ever 'fake grass' or 'astroturf' as it used to be called is replacing real grass at a tremendous rate.
And it's easy to see why because an artificial lawn is easy to maintain, cheaper than ever to buy and install, looks great all-year -round, lasts for years and looks very realistic - sometimes even better than real grass especially in those places that never see the sun and look patchy. It's also great for children as you can put a spring rubber shock-pad underneath which makes it even softer.
Getting it fitted properly is important though and its not as straight forward as you might think. The ground work is very important otherwise you can get drainage problems that can affect the foundations of your home and the water won't drain away correctly.
How to fit artificial grass
Generally here is how we fit an artificial lawn to replace a real lawn at Bright Seasons Garden Team. An artificial lawn can be fitted to pretty much any surface - concrete and roofs etc but the method will differ.
- Remove the existing turf and dig out the soil to required depth
- Put down aggregate
- Then put down a weed suppressing membrane
- Then a layer of crushed rock goes on for drainage
- Place a rubber shock mat on top (optional)
- Adhere the shock mat to the fake grass
- Cut and fit grass to required shape, join and pin if needed
- To finish, apply kiln sand or silica sand to the turf