WATCH OUR DIY INSTALLATION VIDEO GUIDE
Installing artificial turf yourself at home really couldn’t be any easier thanks to our artificial turf installation services and this DIY Guide. All the installation requires is a little preparation and these 7 simple-to-follow instructions. And your new artificial turf will be ready to enjoy. Plus, when you go the do-it-yourself route and install the fake grass yourself, you save money. Win-win!
WE PROVIDE ALL THE DIY INSTALLATION TOOLS YOU NEED
To help make your DIY turf installation look just as good as what the professionals do, we have all the installation tools you will need for hire! Our power brooms and compactors for hire are readily available to help you achieve the perfect results from your Perth artificial grass installation. Reach out for rental inquiries and to learn more about these tools. Now let’s take you through step-by-step a DIY artificial turf installation.
PROFESSIONAL TURF INSTALLATIONS FOR COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS
When it comes to commercial turf landscaping, sports turf, playground turf, rooftop gardens or other commercial turf applications, you will require professional artificial turf installation services to ensure your new synthetic grass is laid correctly and efficiently. Our experienced team of professional Perth turf installers are fully trained to deliver not only a seamless artificial grass installation, but to ensure your new investment looks spectacular and always performs at its very best. Contact us today for turf installation enquiries.
HOW TO INSTALL ARTIFICIAL TURF IN 7 STEPS
Learn everything it takes to perfectly lay artificial grass at home.
1. CLEARLY MARK THE TURF INSTALLATION AREA
Before you lay your artificial turf, make sure to remove any existing weeds, grass or extra soil on the installation area. When clearing the area, make sure you allow for a depth of at least 60mm. You can create a stronger base with a thicker metal dust base (60mm – 70mm is recommended). Please note that if the artificial grass is intended for car parking, the base needs to be at least 150mm thick.
2. APPLY THE STONE AGGREGATE (BLUE METAL DUST)
Once the turf installation area is cleared, apply the stone aggregate with a rake to smooth out the stones. Screed the aggregate stone until it is level to ensure proper drainage. Then, spray water on the aggregate stone and compact it until the whole install area is firm and even.
3. ROLL OUT EACH SECTION OF ARTIFICIAL TURF
Important note for this step: Make sure all pieces have the yarn lying in the same direction.
4. MARK THE SEAM LOCATION & JOINING THE TURF WITH TAPE
Before you pull back the surface of the turf to expose 30cm of the crushed stone aggregate, make sure to mark the location of the seam. Next, roll the turf joining tape down the seam before applying adhesive onto the joint tape. Then lay the turf pieces together. Apply pressure to the seam to ensure it’s firmly connected.
5. SECURE THE TURF
Next, place one 25cm (250mm) aluminium spike at every corner. Place at least one long flathead nail or U-Shaped Peg every 30 cm all along the edges. Place one long nail or U-shape pin every 20 cm on the join and along both sides of the join to make it secured.
6. FIT THE SYNTHETIC TURF
Next step is to trim the turf along its edge to ensure it fits snugly within the space.
7. APPLY THE INFILL (WHITEWASHED SANDS)
Use a power broom or lawn broom to smooth out the sands and seal your lawn. We recommend a white sand infill of 5 to 15kg for every square metre of artificial turf, depending on the type. As the density of our artificial grass is high, no rubber granules or additional sand are required for your turf installation.
COMPLETE YOUR PROJECT WITH OUR ARTIFICIAL TURF ACCESSORIES
Urinefree all in one Odour and Stain Remover
We supply both UrineFree and Backyard Fresh in 5L bottle, as it is a more economy option. Urinefree 5L $105+
Aluminium spike no fade to secure the turf
Galvanised flathead nails for extremely firm
View Artificial Turf Direct’s latest reviews from customers throughout Perth, WA.