Preparation of the base is key to the look and stability of the grass for years to come, which is why, when required, we will lay a base of aggregate in addition to sharp sand. Many others only lay a base of sharp sand. All our grasses are non-sand in-fill grasses. As part of the installation process the entire perimeter is edged using a 2″x2″ tanalised timber. The grass is then secured with small nails to the timber edging.
Stage 1 – Site Survey
We do a comprehensive survey of your property to accurately measure the size of the area and anticipate any complications where the ground may be uneven. This is a free service that we use to calculate your quotation. Just call 0800 5 999 311 when you are ready to proceed.
Stage 2 – Remove Existing Grass
The old grass and their roots are stripped off to a depth of between 6-8cm and the ground is levelled in preparation.
Stage 3 – Edge Preparation
The borders are edged with 2″ x 2″ tanalised timber to ensure the sub-base material is supported. Cement haunching is used against a patio edge instead of timber.
Stage 4 – Limestone Infilling
The entire lawn area is filled with limestone scree to a depth of 4 – 6cm.
Stage 5 – Compacting The Base
The limestone is then compacted using a wacker plate to help prevent the ground sinking and achieve a solid substrate.
Stage 6 – Sand Layer
A 2cm layer of sharp sand is installed which is also compacted and smoothed down to give a clean and level surface.
Stage 7 – Weed Membrane
Sheets of a synthetic semi-permeable membrane are laid on top of the sand. This prevents any vegetation growing up beneath the lawn.
Stage 8 – Lawn Laying
Wide strips of the lawn grass are then laid on top of the membrane.
Stage 9 – Seaming Tape Applied
The grass strips are lined up and joined with high strength seaming tape.
Stage 10 – Adhesive Application
An adhesive is then spread onto the seaming tape to ensure a tight bond that hold the panels of grass securely.
Stage 11 – Grass Joined Together
The grass is gently folded down onto the adhesive to create a seamless lawn.
Stage 12 – Grass Perimeters Secured
The grass is finally secured with small nails to the timber edge around the perimeter of the garden.