So, you’ve decided to install artificial grass at your home or property—good for you—you’re about to make an excellent investment.

But, if you do want to go down the DIY route, there are a few things you should know before you pick up your tools and get to work.

Artificial grass is only beneficial if you fit it properly. So, to guide you to DIY artificial grass installation success, here are some pointers you should consider.

Surface

First and foremost, if you’re looking to install your own synthetic grass, you should take a moment to consider the surface you’re going to cover.

Typically, Perth homeowners choose to lay their synthetic grass over either paving slabs and concrete or soil.

Depending on the surface you’re working with, you will need to take a slightly different approach to the synthetic grass installation process.

If you’re laying your synthetic grass on soil, for instance, you will need to strip away all the existing grass and take measures to even the surface while extracting any excess roots and debris.

But while the surface is already niche and flat, if you’re looking to DIY install your synthetic grass straight onto concrete, it’s important to check the surface can drain excess water efficiently. To be safe and create enough water irrigation, drilling holes (16mm holes will do the trick) in the existing concrete or slabs and filling them with pea gravel is advised.

Type

In addition to surface preparation, when laying artificial grass yourself, making a confident choice about the type or style you want to use is essential.

The last thing you want to do is invest in grass that is unsuitable for your personal situation or select a style that you regret later down the line (a costly mistake in terms of both time and money)—so choose wisely.

We offer a range of different synthetic grass types to suit all needs and preferences. Contact us and we’ll be happy to help you choose the perfect synthetic grass for your Perth Home.

Tools

Once you’ve taken surface preparation and synthetic grass type into account, you’ll want to make sure you have the right tools for the job. Here’s a basic rundown of what you’ll need:

  • A wheelbarrow.
  • A flat shovel.
  • A rake
  • A razor knife.
  • Joining tape & adhesive.
  • A hose.
  • A broom.
  • A compactor of some description (for laying onto soil).

DIY installing your own synthetic grass is more than possible—but if you’d like a stunning lawn or green space that goes the distance, investing in the services of a local expert is a wise move.

As one of Perth’s most trusted synthetic grass providers, our experienced installation experts will ensure your outside space makes your friends and neighbours green with envy.

Not only do we have a longstanding track record of excellence, but all of our products come complete with a full seven-year warranty.

Interested? Fill out our FAST free quote form and we’ll get the ball rolling. We look forward to working with you.