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Preparing the Area for Artificial Grass Installation

The word artificial was never and will never be considered as something positive. Original, even if does not look perfect is said to be great as come what may, it still remains natural and true. But some things can look beautiful even when not natural. Yes it can be. Have you not noticed the artificial flower vase that is kept by your wife in your drawing room? It can never go wrong. Yes, it may be a little less noticed this days because you have been seeing the same thing for a real long time. But for someone who has visited your home for the first time, it will surely be something that would not go unappreciated.

Let us now talk about something that has not been a very old invention. Just a few decades back, due to the lack of proper, suitable conditions, some people felt that there is a need of an alternative to grass that is not possible to grow in extreme conditions. But people still felt that green is something everyone would like to see and feel. The sight of a lush green lawn in the morning can never be disappointing. So this requirement led to the invention of artificial grass.

Now, as it is not very popular among the common people, let us discuss how it can be installed. Here are a few steps:

Preparing the Area:

  • The first and foremost need step to be followed in order to install artificial grass is to remove the top level of the soil from the piece of land you want to install the grass. If installing the lawn over soil, you need to dig up the top 3 or 4 inches of soil to make room for the new base. Not only this, you also need to remove all existing grass and other plants, or else they will create an uneven surface after they die.
  • If the soil is rain-soaked, you need to let it dry for a few days before you excavating, so that there is no slump formation.

Making Drainage Plans

  • Installations over well-draining soil can a have few issues with drainage since the artificial grass should be permeable to water, and the aggregate base described below provides an additional drainage layer.<>/li>

Just keep in mind that if you are installing the lawn over poorly-draining soil or a hard surface such as concrete, the following precautions are to be taken:

  • Installing a drainage system is necessary if there is no drain near the lawn.
  • Keep in mind that if your area experiences light rainfall, it is enough to leave small drainage gaps every 6 inches around the perimeter.

Along with these two steps, you may include a waterproof border along the perimeter to keep the lawn from slumping or separating over time. This is exactly how Artificial Grass in Watford is installed.