Step-by-Step Guide to Preparing the Surface for Artificial Grass Installation

Preparing the surface
The key to any successful installation of artificial grass is making sure the surface you are going to lay on is suitable and well-prepared.  By following this simple guide below you will ensure a safe and trouble-free installation that you will enjoy for many years to come.
Make sure the surface is flat, clean, and dry.

Installation onto –

Hard surfaces (e.g. bitumen/tarmac, concrete, wood, terrace floor, etc)

·         Remove all refuse and dust.
·         Fill any holes or cracks.
·         Optional for comfort and safety – Apply a cushion layer (ideally 8mm thick) to even out any imperfections.

Soft surfaces (earth, lawn, etc)

Weed Membrane

  • Level the surface and remove all vegetation. The surface is flat, stable, and porous.
    ·         Remove the top layer including existing grass to a depth of approx. 10 cm. Apply an equalizing layer of stabilized sand or a mixture of earth and grit.
    ·         Level the surface and compact until completely stable and even. Cover with a weed membrane (100 to 150 g/m2) to inhibit the growth of weeds.


    Hard surfaces:

  1. Loose lay for small areas – You can loose lay the grass and just secure it by putting something heavy on the sides or corners, eg a flower pot.
    2. Fixing the artificial grass for areas above 20m²  You can attach the artificial grass using a dual composite PU adhesive. Please refer to the specific manufacturer’s instructions for preparing the base in this instance.
  2.  Use some wooden battens to create a boundary around the perimeter.
  3.  Remove any bumps or lumps and then level off the area you wish to cover
  4.  Apply 15mm of sharp sand and level again – this needs to be porous and firm
  5.  Compact the sand with a heavy roller or other method (for smaller areas you can use a piece of timber)
  6.  To prevent weed growth it is advisable to use a geotextile weed membrane cover over the area you wish to lay your artificial lawn. This should be fixed to the perimeter area using 4-inch galvanized nails.
  7.  Unroll your artificial lawn in the same direction as the weed membrane and carefully cut the boundary
  8.  Make sure you check the pile direction of your artificial lawn. Try laying your lawn in the opposite direction to check the shade from one angle to the next.
  9.  Anchor your artificial lawn to the ground around the edges, with 4-inch galvanized nails
  10.  Finally and ONLY in dry conditions the final step is to dress your artificial lawn with kiln-dried sand. Brush into the pile with a stiff brush

 If several rolls are needed, overlap subsequent rolls by approx. 3 cm.

Install seaming tape in between the 2 rolls. Apply the aqua bond glue. Turn over the edges at a width of approx. 50 cm to apply a 30 cm wide, thin layer (200 to 300 g/lm) of Aquabond cartridge glue to the back۔ Fold down the edges carefully to prevent the fibers from coming into contact with the glue, then apply pressure to the edges using your feet or a heavy object. Do not glue at temperatures below 0°C or during wet conditions.


Remove dead leaves and other refuse with a rake, broom, or blower. Sweep with a stiff brush to straighten the fibers.
Pull out any weeds by hand, the moment they appear.

Immediately repair edges if they become detached.

Remove stubborn stains with a brush using a 3% ammonia solution, apply ethyl chloride to grease stains, and preferably a mix of water and vinegar for organic stains.

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