We have previously provided you with a general guide to installing artificial grass. Here we will guide you through installing artificial grass on a slope.
It can be very difficult to maintain real grass on a slope for a number of reasons: It can be difficult to cut with your lawn mower and general watering, weeding, hollow coring, fertilizing and all the other treatment real grass needs can be equally tough.
On the other hand if artificial grass is laid correctly on a slope it offers up the ideal solution to your real grass maintenance woes. Here I will show you how to install artificial grass on a slope taken from a recent installation Perfect Grass did in Maidstone, Kent
The 10 easy to follow steps are:
1. Clear area
Remove any grass and debris from the sloped area on which you want to lay your grass.
2. Lay hanging timbers
To hold the grass firmly in place and to stop it from sliding down the slope we install 4″ x 2″ Treated Timbers along the top of the bank. To keep these firmly in place we concrete them in.
3. Install timber around the perimiter
4. Add an even level of Type1
Try to get an even distribution of 2-3 inches of Type 1 Aggregates across the slope. Where the bank is very steep you will need to tamper it into the bank by hand. Not fun but worth it in the long run!
5. Apply granite dust
Apply approximately 1 inch of granite dust across the surface. We use a heavy piece of timber to bind the granite dust into place as no Wacker can be used.
6. Now add the membrane
Place the Weed Membrane on top of the granite dust on a slope otherwise the aggregates will not bind to the bank and will simply slide down the hill.
7. Fit the artificial grass
Fit the artificail grass as normal. This isn’t easy when sliding down a bank! My advice is to get the grass lined up and then heavily nail it into the fixing timber first so it won’t move.
8. Nail the joins
Once our joins are stuck in place we use Forgefix Galvanized Nails to keep the grass in place until the glue dries. This is important on a bank as the grass doesn’t always sit flat.
9. Heavily sand the grass
Once the grass is installed and nailed and tucked around the perimeter we sand it heavily with Kiln Sand to push the grass into the bank.
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