Is it possible to install an artificial grass lawn myself?
Yes, it is. Just like it is possible to build your own shed, fix your computer and service your car. As long as you have the required knowledge, know what you are doing and will install it in a calm manner, you’ll be fine!
But remember: installing artificial grass requires craftsmanship.
Normally, artificial grass will stay in your garden for a period of at least 10 years. So it is important to install it properly. Please take the following into consideration:
• The subsurface needs to be as smooth as possible
Every bit of unevenness, even the tiniest little stone, can be seen or felt in your lawn and can’t be fixed afterwards.
• The subsurface needs to be stable
The grass will be laid on top of the substructure. If that substructure isn’t stable enough, the grass will move with the substructure.
• The subsurface needs to be permeable
The soil must be of such condition that water can be drained easily. If it isn’t, artificial grass might start to ‘float’ after heavy rainfall.
• The strips need to be well attached to each other
Seaming the strips together is a very precise job. You should take your time. It is difficult to fix any errors afterwards.
• The grass should always be cut at the bottom of the mat
This way, you won’t cut through any fibres. Also remember to keep a 2 mm space at the edges. When the temperature rises, the grass can start to shift. If the grass is too tight around the edges, it might crease.
Would you like more tips on installing artificial grass? Have a look at this page.
So you can install artificial grass yourself?
Do we recommend it?
Well, our advice is: leave it to the Royal Grass dealer from whom you’ve bought the artificial grass. He’s the expert. You can be sure to get perfect results and you’ll be given a warranty as well.
Still prefer to do it yourself? Make sure to read the instructions!