We all love tools and gadgets – but have you got the right tools and equipment for your artificial grass installation? Here are the tried and tested tools that we use.
If you are planning on doing some or all of the artificial grass installation yourself having the right tools and equipment will not only save you time but will result in a much improved artificial lawn installation. Here we provide you with a list of tools and equipment that we recommend and use when we install artificial grass. All the tools have been tested in the field and in some cases, like wheelbarrows, we have tested up to 20 products from different manufacturers before arriving at our recommendation.
So before you start your installation check them out and make sure you are prepared.
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Preparing the Groundworks
A turf cutter is an expensive tool to buy but one that can be hired for about £90 for the day from your local hire shop. I use it to remove the existing turf lawn quickly and to a controlled depth.
A wheelbarrow is something that I use a great deal of and saves my back from a lot of lifting. The main use is for mixing cement and for moving the aggregates around. I have literally tried and tested hundreds of wheelbarrows over the years as my friends and colleagues will tell you! and this 100 litre Galvanized Wheelbarrow is really one of the best.
Kubota Mini Digger / Excavator
The Kubota Mini Digger makes quick work of digging out the exisitng top soil and turf and adding the Type 1 MOT. It can be hired from a Plant Hire Shop for approximately £150 per day.
A skip will need to be hired to put the top soil and grass in and any other waste materials. This will cost upwards of £200 depending on the size of skip required. An off road or private area will be needed for the skip to be placed. If this is not available a permit will be required from the local council to put the skip on a public road or highway. This permit generally takes a few days to obtain and will cost in the region of £50 depending on the area.
Laying / Fitting the Artificial Grass
Our complete range of Artificial Grass is available for collection or delivery. Recognised as some of the most realistic looking and hardwearing available at great prices. Call us on 020 81664168 for delivery and collection information.
For cutting the artificial grass to size the fixed blade Stanley Titan Trimming Knife is essential.
Joining Glue / Adhesive
Applying a decent seaming glue / adhesive like Astro Pro will secure the two pieces of artificial grass together for years. The polyurethane glue I use is green in colour so you will not see any glue showing in the join. See how this is done. I also use this glue to stick grass directly on to concrete.
Artificial Grass Maintenance
Artificial Grass Dog Wee Sand
We are the only stockist of this artificial grass dog wee sand in the UK. It is a great product to remove the smell of dog wee from grass without the use of chemicals. Purchase is by collection only from our site office in Bexley. Call 020 81664168 to order.
Powerbrush and Vacuum
I find this AGM Electric Artificial Grass Power Brush/Lawns Sweeper a useful tool if you have a large garden. It not only brushes the grass up it but it will also clear the lawn of debris.
Plastic Snow Shovel
There may be certain times of the year when your artificial lawn is covered in snow. I recommend using the Harris Snow Shovel to remove the snow. Then when the snow melts use the Powerbrush or regular stiff brush to stand the grass back up.
I hope you found this article useful and will save you time when it comes to laying your own artificial grass lawn. Do you have any other tools you use and find helpful? Let us know in the comments below.
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