How to lay artificial grass on land

You can put artificial grass on land

Artificial grass is a great option when you want to cover a floor quickly and easily. It almost does not require maintenance, since it should not be watered or fertilized, just cleaned with water from time to time.

But if you've come this far wondering how to put artificial grass on dirt, let me tell you that while it's not as easy as putting it on hard ground, it won't take much longer either. Let's see how it's done.

Prepare the ground

Artificial grass can be laid on land


On the ground there are usually stones, rocks, and grass. Before putting the artificial grass, all that has to be removedOtherwise, if you wanted to sit on your green carpet, you might catch a stone and we all know how uncomfortable that is. So start the tiller and remove the earth. This way you will achieve two things: on the one hand, uprooting the undergrowth, and on the other hand, exposing stones and/or rocks that would otherwise be hidden.

Once everything is done, take the rake and a wheelbarrow to remove everything you don't need from the place. But keep in mind that the grass will serve to make compost, and that with the stones you can make, for example, low edges. Now, As soon as the ground is ready, rake it, because the land must be more or less level.

Calculate the meters of grass you need

The land is ready for you to lay the artificial grass, but the most important thing is still missing: knowing how many meters of carpet you need. Therefore, take a tape measure and measure the sides. The formulas to apply are the following:

  • Square area: side x side. For example: 10 x 10: 100 square meters.
  • Rectangular area: length x WIDTH. For example: 10 meters long by 5 meters wide = 50 square meters.
  • circle area: pi x radius squared. The radius is an imaginary line from the center of the circle to the edge, and pi is 3.1415. For example: if the radius measures 10 meters, the surface of that circle is 314.15 square meters.

In the event that there are trees in the area, it is important not to put grass too close to their trunks, since otherwise the roots would have trouble breathing normally, not to mention that the soil would take longer to dry out, which is why fungi could appear and cause damage to the plants.

Therefore, it is highly recommended to leave a distance of at least one meter from the trunk to the artificial grass. In this way, and as we Spaniards sometimes say, "we take care of ourselves in health", and we prevent our plants from having a bad time. If we don't like how it looks, we can plant small plants around it, such as carnations, petunias, primroses, bulbous (tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, etc.), Indian cane, or even mini rosebushes.

Choose what type of artificial grass you are going to put

Although at first glance they may seem the same, in reality there are subtle differences that it is important that you know to choose the one that best suits your needs:

  • Garden lawns, roof terraces, terraces and patios: the height is between 40 and 60 millimeters and it is intended for moderate use.
  • grass for decoration: The height is between 25 and 40 millimeters, and it is intended for frequent use.
  • Lawn for children to enjoy: the height is between 30 and 50 millimeters, and it resists intensive use well.
Artificial grass is a good alternative to natural grass.
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What type of artificial grass to choose?

In addition, the height you also have to choose the color. In general, the most recommended (and used) is green artificial grass, but you can put, for example, a white one that serves as a walkway; another red for the patio, and/or another yellow for the pool area. You can even combine them, and make colored figures to put them later on a green carpet or the color you want.

Put the artificial grass on the ground

As soon as you have everything decided, you can lay the artificial grass. To do this, take the roll to one side of the garden, and unroll it from there. Make sure it is well stretched, otherwise there would be "mountains" which could be dangerous especially if children are going to use it to play and run. If necessary, ask a family member or friend for help. In this way, you will ensure that it will be put on correctly.

Now it's time to hold it down to earth. How do you do that? The fastest way is with clamps. Take one, place it on the artificial grass and hammer it into the ground with a hammer. You have to put as many staples as necessary, like these:

Finally, you can cut what is left over, and thus make the garden look even more beautiful.

Is it necessary to put anti-grass mesh?

It is possible that they tell you that before putting the artificial grass on the ground you have to place a anti-weed mesh. As well. You can make it clear, but personally I think it doesn't matter. Artificial grass, by itself, will prevent grass from growing, since it keeps the soil dark by preventing the sun from reaching its surface.

I hope now you know how to lay artificial grass on dirt.

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