Category: How to install artificial grass

Installing Artificial grass onto hard surfaces

When installing artificial grass on hard surfaces i.e. balconies, paving, concrete. I would recommended installing the grass onto a drainage layer, for example drain cells, shock pads, basically any product that has a vertical and horizontal drainage aspect.

For grass areas fully exposed to the elements, will require the best possible drainage, the system I would use is drain-cell & geotextile.

The other reason for having a drainage layer / underlay it will make the grass fibres stand up straight longer because the softness the layer causes takes the stress off the fibres just like a carpet underlay take the stress off the grass fibres helping the grass fibres to stand up straight longer with a softer feel underfoot.

Which ever system you use, I would recommend laying the it loose and infilling the grass with double the amount of infill sand. If you require the draincell to be fixed and if possible, you can create a wooden frame on the edges of the grass and screw the draincell to the frame, and secure the frame to the surrounding wall.

Temperature to lay artificial grass?

What is the best temperature to lay artificial grass?
Come again? There is such a thing as the best temperature to install artificial grass? I didn’t even think the temperature would matter for the installation of artificial grass. Since artificial grass is made of synthetics, the temperature can have an effect. After all, synthetics may expand slightly due to heat and may shrink due to cold.

There’s no need for you to worry though. It’s only a matter of millimeters. So you don’t have to rush to your garden center to buy border plants, simply because you installed your artificial grass in cold weather
Besides, this hardly occurs with London artificial grass.
London artificial grass products all have a double backing (double carpet at the bottom). Usually artificial grass for consumers only has a single backing, which is cheaper indeed. But it also means the backing is not as strong and is more sensitive to fluctuations in temperature.

Okay, but what is the ideal temperature to install artificial grass then?
The best temperature to install our artificial grass is between 10 and 15 degrees Celsius. The best course of action is to roll the strips in the morning in this temperature and let them ‘relax’ for a while. In the afternoon, when the grass has had some time to acclimatize, you can cut the strips to size crossways.

At this point, we advise you to connect the different strips already. When grass shrinks or expands, it will do so only lengthways, so it won’t affect your connected strips.
But what if the temperature is higher or lower?
No problem. As stated before: London grass products hardly shrink or expand thanks to the double backing.

We have heard people talking about how the grass in their lawn started to crease. This can happen when grass was cut too precise and at a relatively low temperature. When the temperature rises, the grass can expand and as there’s no room to move, it will start to crease.

Needless to say they didn’t buy from London grass as  Royal artificial grass wasn’t installed by a professional either. So if you’re looking for an artificial lawn that looks perfect every day of the year.