DIY Artificial and Fake Grass Installation Process

The benefits of synthetic grass are numerous, and it’s great that you’re looking at installing some in your backyard or commercial space. While our Artificial grass is extremely versatile, it’s essential that you install it correctly.

For those who prefer DIY artificial turf installation, we’ve put together a small and easy to follow guide on getting your Artificial Grass correctly installed. At Lush Turf Solutions, we know that there’s nothing worse than spending money on a product only to have the installation go horribly wrong, so follow the below guide when you install your Synthetic Grass and you’ll have a fantastic space that will last for years.

Dear Customers, All DIY & Trade orders placed by 1pm for same day pick up will be ready for collection from 1.30pm. All orders placed after 1pm can be picked up from 8.30am the following day.

Follow our simple DIY Artificial Grass installation process:

Step 1 – Assess access and inspect the surface

We begin by assessing your site (access point(s) and width), and determine whether the existing vegetation, stones, mulch, pavers etc need to be removed. We then calculate how much sub-base is required. This should be a MINIMUM of 50mm depth of compacted crusher dust.

If more than a 50mm depth of base materials are required, use compacted Road-base first, then dress with 50mm depth of crusher dust.

Step 2 – Lawn removal

Remove the existing lawn, stones, mulch, pavers (note: if pavers, tiles or concrete is in good condition, we can install directly on top of these). Level, compact and grade the sub-base to aid water flow to existing drains or garden beds. This is an important step in your synthetic grass installation and failing to complete this properly may lead to flooding.

As a rule of thumb, we leave a 10mm set-down to any paths, stepping tiles/pavers to ensure there is no trip hazard. Depending on the height of your termite line or weep holes, and what type of termite barrier you have installed, we need to ensure a 75mm visual clearance is adhered to.

Step 3 – Fit and secure Artificial Grass

The Artificial Grass is then fitted and secured. The method of securing the turf is determined by project site. If installation occurs over crusher dust we strongly recommend a cement perimeter be formed up in which to glue the artificial turf on to (the cement perimeter remains hidden under the synthetic grass). If installing over a hard substrate like concrete, CFC sheeting, pavers etc a direct stick with adhesive is all that is required. Our Synthetic Grass does not require sand or rubber infill. If you require more information on fitting and securing methods to DIY artificial grass, please contact our team.

While those with the desire can use their skills to install our DIY synthetic grass installation in their own backyards, there’s a lot to know when it comes to our individual products and the correct method for their installation. Although we recommend our professional team to install our synthetic and artificial grass, we can provide installation instructions to assist you if you have the necessary skills to install our DIY artificial turf yourself.

Our promise to you

We're confident that our synthetic grass product range and installation service are the best in the industry. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority. We welcome the opportunity to work with you and transform your area into something we will all be proud of.

Check out our installation process

Watch our quick video below for a walk through of our DIY artificial grass installation process, and of course feel free to contact our team if you are looking for any advice.

Synthetic Turf quick installation guide from Gary Henshaw on Vimeo.

Get Started with Our DIY Synthetic Grass or Artificial Turf

Our team of professionals are always at the ready to help you in selecting the most suitable DIY fake turf installation in your home. We ensure to keep in line with our clients’ needs and requirements to make certain that the best artificial turf products are delivered to your doorstep. Additionally, we keep our lines of communication wide open for our customers so they can easily connect with us whenever necessary. Get in touch with our team of experts at 07 3390 2551 or send through an enquiry for any further questions or concerns you may have about our DIY synthetic grass.

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