Having curves in the lawn gives your garden a really realistic look and feel. It also allows you to replicate your existing garden lawn if you are moving from real grass to artificial grass.
There are many reasons why it is necessary to shape artificial grass when laying it:
1. Existing stone work and other hard landscaping requires the artificial grass to be shaped to its contours.
2. The garden is designed very well and the only thing letting it down is the lawn.
3. Traditional gardens often suit curved lawns as opposed to modern gardens which tend to suit more angular lawn.
It has taken us years of practice to perfect curves in an artificial grass lawn. Here I will show you how we went about installing a curved lawn in Welling, London.
Project in Welling with a curved lawn
Without cutting and fitting the artificial grass precisely the curved landscaping would not flow and the garden would look awful.
To achieve the perfect curve in this garden we began by removing 4 inches of topsoil. We then put in our groundworks starting with a Weed Membrane to prevent weeds growing through the artificial grass.
To achieve the perfect curved edging we put in a 2 inch by 2 inch concrete fillet fixing around the perimiter of the intended lawn. This gives us a great surface to which we can attach the artificial grass. Finally 3 inches of Type 1 are added followed by an inch of granite dust.
We cut the grass to shape using sharp Ox Hook Blades before wrapping it over the fillet and nailing it securely in place. This gives us a clean edge tight up against the hard landscaping.