Achieving and maintaining a healthy green lawn can be difficult, especially in areas with water restrictions or poor soil. Artificial grass is a great option for homeowners who still want the look of a lawn but without the hassle and maintenance. You can lay your patch of artificial grass just like you would sod, but without using water.
There are professional grass planters that will do a complete landscaping job on your lawn, but if you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, this is a DIY project that anyone can handle. Home Depot has a variety of grass ranging from $2.25 to $51 per square foot. It’s always best to go into a store and touch and feel the grass, as well as compare different color shades, so you know exactly what you’re getting.
If you’re removing a healthy lawn, rent a sod cutter so you can transfer your lawn to someone else who can use it. If your lawn is in poor condition and beyond saving, you will still need to remove thatch and level the area.
You will need a good shovel, wheelbarrow and gloves for this job. Also some large organic waste bins to dispose of on your old lawn. If you have a sprinkler system installed, you can decide whether you want to draw it or leave it. It’s probably best to just pull the sprinkler heads to help them get out of the ground, and if you or a new homeowner ever wants to re-weed, you can reattach the heads.
Install Artificial Grass Lawn.
There are a few steps involved before laying your artificial turf. Some of these are optional, but it’s always best to check with your artificial lawn manufacturer. If you mess up, it’s not hard to pull up the lawn and try again, but it’s always better to do the job right the first time.
If weeds are a concern, you can lay down a landscape fabric for weed control, which will prevent weeds from growing and pushing through your lawn and discoloring the lawn. If you’re having trouble getting a level ground, you can put down a layer of sand or crushed stone, just make sure you use a roller or trowel to smooth the surface.
Read More: Learn How to Weld with Welding 101.
Once you have the surface level, you can install an underlayment that will provide an accessible cushion for your artificial lawn. Some lawns do not need this, as the grass is already attached to a solid and soft base.
Your artificial lawn will be packaged in rolls, as new sod is sometimes transported. At the time of purchase you will purchase exactly the amount you need based on the size of your lawn, and then you simply roll it up and place it in place.
To cover larger areas, you will install the lawn in multiple strips. Make sure the grass is facing the same direction and keep the lawn strips directly adjacent to each other. After the strips are nailed down and the lawn cleaned up a bit, you shouldn’t notice any difference between the individual pieces.
To install the lawn, you’ll need a bunch of large galvanized nails. These are available as 7″ lawn spikes, which will secure your lawn in place. Use a large hammer to drive these spikes through the lawn layer and into the ground. Edges
To help make the lawn even safer, you can add a layer of silica sand to the grass using a spreader. This can help add some weight to the lawn and prevent it from swaying. But if you’re worried about tracking dirt or sand into your home, skip this step.
Most pets take to artificial turf just like they take to grass and have no problem getting it dirty. But dog urine will leave the grass green instead of burning. Pet urine can create an odor, so weed your lawn to remove it. If odor persists, spray with grass odor eliminator.
One drawback of grass is that it can retain heat and become hot to the touch in the summer. So if you have small children, it’s best to have them put their shoes on before they wear out, or splash them with water first to cool them off.
Water conservation is a critical issue – even beyond drought-prone areas. An artificial lawn is an easy solution to maintaining a green landscape, while meeting water conservation regulations and saving some money on your water bill each month.
What do you put under artificial grass?
Generally, in places with a mild climate, you can use the following: type 1 stone, gravel, crushed rock, decomposed granite, or any stones or rocks smaller than 3/8 inches as a base. Around 3-4 inches of the base material is needed to improve drainage and avoid slumping
What is the price of artificial grass in Pakistan?
The Lowest price of Grass in Pakistan is Rs. 80 and estimated average price is Rs. 3,758.
Can I put artificial grass on dirt?
Unfortunately, no. You must remove natural grass and all other organic matter, and lay a base before installing artificial turf on soil