Before any work is started, plan out the area you wish to cover. Check to ensure that any cables or water pipes are below the digging depth.
Using a spade or machinery, remove the turf and approximately 20mm of soil and compact the area with a small compactor.
Reinforce the edging with metal edging or a cobblestone edge in cement mix.
The leveling of the ground is the key to a great looking lawn. When the turf has been lifted and compacted it should leave the area fairly level. Shape the soil from a high point to low point so the water can run off adequately.Remove any large stones or bricks etc. Apply 6mm to dust Granite stone (or sharp sand if fine granite is not available) at one end of the area and using a straight piece of timber drag back the granite / sand to provide a level smooth area (if using sand this should not be more than 20mm thick). If there are areas that require more than 20mm of sand, use hardcore first then add sand to level the imperfection.
When the base is compact and ready for the surface, unroll the geotextile fabric to the area. This helps prevent weed growth but allows water to drain through. It is a good idea to nail the weed membrane into place as you unroll it to stop wind from lifting it or moving when the grass is rolled over. Trim any waste from the edges and if a join of weed membrane is required
Unroll the artificial turf over the area taking care not to move the weed membrane. It is a good idea to start unrolling from the straightest end first as this will help position the grass and require less adjustment. One special trick to take notice of, it is preferable to run the product towards the house (so you are looking into the pile), so when you look out the window of your house, it gives the most authentic lush look.
Once the artificial grass is in the correct position, trim the grass to the desired shape. Always measure over the required measurement to allow for trimming. Always use sharp blades and change the blade every 3-5 metres.
If a join is required, butt both surfaces together ensuring the pile is running in the same direction. Fold back each side approx 30-40cm along the length of the join. Trim approx 20-30mm from each edge cutting between tufts.
Unroll the join tape shiny side down along the join line ensuring equal tape on each side. Apply the adhesive along each edge of the backing of the surface in 2 lines (approx 10mm and 40mm into the back). Fold over one side of the artificial turf onto the join tape. Then start to fold over the second side carefully ensuring no tufts of grass are crushed under the join. Leave a gap of 2-3mm between the two sections for best results. Once complete, it is a good idea to lay planks or bricks along the join and weigh down with bags of sand for example.
Once the adhesive has cured (2-3 hours), dry silica sand can be applied to the synthetic grass. This can be done with a lawn fertilizer spreader or stiff brush and blower. Multiturf requires 6-8 kg’s p/sqm. The sand infill is a vital step in the process to achieve the most natural looking fake lawn. The sand infill does not transfer. For best results, brush the pile before, during and after. Sand dressing should be completed on the same day as the lawn installation and on a dry day..