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Summer is here! If you’re not quite sure where Spring has disappeared to and you haven’t already, now is probably a good time to start thinking about getting your outside space ready for the upcoming months.

Let’s face it, the Coronavirus pandemic has divided the nation when it comes to gardening, and we have discovered that garden-owners across the nation pretty much fit into one of two categories:

  1. That person who seems to have all the time in the world in their hands, and has therefore discovered a passion for gardening (and suddenly fancies themselves as the next Alan Titchmarsh)
  2. The rest of us. 

With temperatures hitting the roof,  kids running riot, and holidays abroad on hold, the summer of 2020 is going to see more feet than ever trampling your lawn. But that doesn’t mean it has to resemble the Sahara Desert before the end of the summer holidays!
An artificial lawn is the obvious answer. Your garden will look luscious and green all year ‘round, and will require minimal maintenance.
If you’re not quite ready to welcome strangers onto your property to lay an artificial lawn just yet - don’t worry! Laying artificial grass isn’t as difficult as you may think. We’ve put together a guide to help you get it perfect first time.

1) Measure your garden

It may seem obvious, but this is a step which is often overlooked. Trust us, there is nothing worse than ordering your artificial grass, and spending your precious time laying it, only to discover that you haven’t got quite enough!

Start by deciding the area you wish to lawn; this may be your whole garden or you might decide to leave a border around the edge for planting flowers. Once you’ve made your decision, simply measure the length and width of your garden, multiply those two numbers, and you’ll have calculated the area of your garden!

If you’re not sure if you can trust your maths skills, then please feel free to get in touch with our friendly team for some help.


2) Prepare the ground to lay your artificial lawn

It is important to ensure that the ground you plan to lay your artificial lawn on is prepared. 

This means that (once you’ve made sure there’s no grass or roots), making sure that the earth is flat and compacted, which may require you removing the top-soil. You need to ensure that there’s no vegetation/plants growing underneath your artificial grass as this can cause problems further down the line.

We would also recommend adding a layer of compacted sharp sand or stone chippings. Please consider hiring a garden roller for this to avoid any lumps, bumps or pointy bits which could pierce your artificial lawn.

Top Tip: Keep your borders sitting at a lower level to your artificial grass so it can drain easily!

 

3) Choose (and order) your artificial grass

There are many different types of artificial lawn to choose from these days. We would recommend taking a look at the Artificial Grass section of our website for some inspiration - we deliver nationally and our pricing is extremely competitive!

 

If you would like some help getting started, then feel free to get in touch with our friendly team for some friendly advice. Don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter for exclusive top tips and special offers straight into your email inbox each month!