Installing Artificial Greens for Your Lawn

Artificial Greens

Don\’t you wish you have that nice short grass on your lawn, without having to go through that trouble of maintaining it? Or having a nice and clean space for little kids and pets to play around? It\’s a nice thing to have, but the thing that puts most people off from that idea, is the problem of maintaining it. So how can you have all that\’s mentioned above without any big fuss? Use artificial greens. What are artificial greens, you say? Well, it\’s a carpet in a form of natural grass that\’s made out of synthetic fibre. So, it\’s not a carpet, really. It\’s a surface of grass, that\’s made out of synthetic fibre, or as most people call it, artificial or man-made grass.

You\’ll need a few item, lining up from the artificial greens (size should be depending on the size of your lawn and the size of the area you want to put it on), sod remover and a soil compacter.

So where can you get this artificial greens from? Well, you can get it from most gardening shops, or shops that specially sell artificial grass, or even landscape designing shops. It might be slightly costly, but without the extra maintenance fees, for example, hiring a gardener, the high water bills, or even the high electricity bill that is caused by you setting up your own grass cutter machine, the money is actually worth the splurge. You can even save up a few dollars, by setting up the artificial greens by yourself. So how do you do it?

First, you\’ll want to mark the perimeter of the area where you want the grass to be. And then, mark your grass based on the size of the area you want your grass to be. Up side down marking spray paint works well enough. Make sure that your grass is where you want it to be. It can be moved around later, but it\’s best that you got it right where you want it on the first time.

Now that you\’ve made up your mind on where you want your greens to be, the next thing you need to do is to prepare the area. So, you thought you\’ve prepared it by marking it. Well, preparing it is tougher than you thought it would be. Preparation of the ground begins with removals of all grass and vegetation. You can use the sod remover for this. Remove everything, including their roots. This is because all these weeds and sods will really ruin your synthetic grass. Sticks, rocks and debris will have to be gone, too. You can use a soil sterilizing products to avoid the weeds from growing back, but do read the labels first. Also, synthetic lawns don\’t hold water like real lawns, so you should have a proper drainage all worked out beforehand.

Right on to the third step; you must level and smooth out the area. The easiest way to do this is to use a motorized soil compacter. You don\’t need to buy one; you can try to rent one from major gardening shop, or a landscape design shop. You should also make sure that the soil is dry, for wet and muddy soil is not going to be an easy surface to compact. In fact, they might not even be able to be compacted.

Roll the synthetic lawn in place and trim the excess areas if there are any. Once the lawn is perfect at right where you want it to be, the last thing you need to do is to anchor it down. The lawn should come with anchors attached when you first purchased it. You can make your grass to look fluffy by filling it in with a push broom. Finally, water the new synthetic lawn to set it in place and then you\’re done.

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