Sharp sand is applied onto the area you choose to lay your artificial grass before it’s installed. When laying artificial grass, we recommend laying sharp sand to the thickness of 10/15mm, however, there are several steps to carry out before you lay and compact the sand! Find out more below.

Do you have to put sand on artificial grass?

The short answer is yes. We certainly recommend that you use a silica sand infill on all types of artificial grass. Even though some ‘non-infill’ grasses have been developed in recent years, these basically just have a dense lower thatch, and it’s still important to install a sand infill to your artificial lawn.

What is the best thing to put under artificial grass?

Geotextile paper is the most commonly used underlayment for artificial turf, which is also called a geotextile mat. When installing artificial turf, it is very important to install the geotextile paper under the turf.

Do I need to put anything under artificial grass?

For soil and dirt, you will need a sub-base. The soil in most areas contracts and expands depending on temperature and climate. Artificial grass material was made porous so water can pass through, if your artificial grass sub-base material is not installed properly, it could cause wrinkles and gaps in your turf.

How do I prepare the ground for artificial grass?

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Can I lay artificial grass on soil?

Unfortunately, no. You must remove natural grass and all other organic matter, and lay a base before installing artificial turf on soil.

How much sand do you put under artificial grass?

We recommend laying sharp sand to the thickness of 10/15mm . The sand is only there to blind the top of your sub-base, so it should be firm. (Granite dust is also an alternative if you can’t get your hands on sharp sand) I cubic bulk bag should cover between 20/25 square metres.

Can you lay artificial grass on gravel?

The good news is, if you are looking to lay artificial grass on stones, there is no need to remove them before you do so. You can actually go right ahead and lay the fake turf directly on the gravel, providing the drainage is good.

Can you lay artificial grass on concrete?

Artificial grass can be installed on top of plain old concrete, block paving and even patio paving slabs.

How do you lay artificial grass on uneven ground?

When laying the artificial grass on a slope, a good heavy sanding is required to ensure it is pushed right down into the incline. The sand weighs down the new grass and once it has been evenly spread across the entire area, use a good brush to give it that final finish ready to step back and admire!

Can you lay artificial grass the wrong way?

– The answer is all to do with pile direction… Pile Direction – After the manufacturing process, the individual blades of the Artificial Grass will all lean in one direction. As the Artificial Grass is rolled out away from you, all the blades of grass will point towards you.

Does artificial grass get waterlogged?

This is a common question regarding artificial grass, especially from customers with lawns that do not face the sun and cannot soak up water. With artificial grass there is no need to worry about water drainage, artificial lawns drain water as if it is regular grass and even better in some cases.

Do you need a Wacker plate for artificial grass?

Always Use a Vibrating Plate Compactor, Where Possible



Both the sub-base and the laying course require adequate compaction to prevent dips and undulations from appearing in your artificial lawn. To do this, you’ll need a vibrating plate compactor.

Can you use stone dust under artificial grass?

However, for the laying course – the layer of aggregate that lies directly beneath your artificial grass – we strongly recommend that you use either granite or limestone dust, between 0-6mm in diameter at a depth of 25mm.

What are the problems with artificial grass?

Top 10 problems with artificial grass

  • Cost. …
  • It is not as soft as you think. …
  • Surface Heat. …
  • Forgetting about weed growth. …
  • You will still need to maintain it. …
  • Drainage issues. …
  • Lifting Edges. …
  • Materials used.

How do you compact sand without a compactor?

A lawn roller or hand tamper can be used to compact the moist soil, or you can walk over it.

Do you wet sand before compacting?

Secondly wet it. Ensure the moisture content in the soil is correct. Moisture in your soil is vital to achieving proper compaction as the water helps slide soil particles together.

What can I use instead of a compactor?

An ordinary sledgehammer is a better hand-operated tool for tamping. Handle vertical, lift and drop, repeat. Doing a good job with one is tedious but quite possible if you prefer not to rent a powered plate compactor. For something like compacting around a fencepost, an iron digging bar can be used to compact.