Artificial grass - what an amazing development. Rapidly gaining popularity in Wimbledon, Wimbledon Village, Wimbledon Common and Southfields. Now more than ever 'fake grass' or 'astroturf' as it used to be called is replacing real grass at a phenomenal rate.
It's easy to see why. An artificial lawn is easy to maintain, cheaper than ever to buy and fit, looks fantastic all-year -round, lasts for years and looks so realistic - sometimes even better than real grass - especially in those areas that never see the sun. 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 paramount. The ground work is very important. Drainage problems - for both the grass and the ground can affect the foundations of your home as 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. 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