12 Sep Avoid These 5 Major Mistakes When Adding Artificial Grass To Your Landscaping
Artificial grass is a great option for many outdoor spaces. When compared to real grass it’s very low-maintenance, while it still looks great in most landscapes, offering the best of both worlds for many people. You can also lay the artificial grass yourself without much effort, although there are a few risks that come with doing this project on your own.
If you want to install artificial grass to your landscaping then it is important to take the necessary precautions. It may seem simple at first but there are a few mistakes you need to avoid so that it looks good and lasts for a long time.
Avoid these 5 major mistakes when adding artificial grass to your landscaping:
Adding to an Uneven Surface
Always avoid laying your artificial grass on uneven landscapes. It’s very important to do this as it may end up ruining the entire aesthetic of the grass, causing it to be uneven and bumpy at sections. This doesn’t just look dreadful but is also annoying to walk over, so be sure to even out the surface before you lay the artificial grass down.
While drainage may seem less important for synthetic grass you still need to ensure there is suitable drainage in place. Not doing so will cause water build ups throughout the artificial grass, which looks terrible and could be impossible to get rid of.
Make sure to create an effective drainage system prior to installing the grass. There are quite a few options available, such as adding underlay or creating a slight slope on the landscape to naturally drain the water.
Forgetting a Barrier
Did you know that weeds can still grow through artificial grass? This occurs whenever there isn’t some sort of weed barrier in place to stop any weeds growing from the earth below the grass. You’d be surprised at how powerful and hardy some weeds are, with many capable of pushing through artificial grass and completely ruining the look.
Gaps Between Each Roll
It’s easy to leave gaps between each roll of artificial grass because they don’t always appear as obvious when laying it down. Trying to fit this after laying the turf is quite challenging, so try to carefully measure the distance between each roll to ensure they are installed closely together.
Not Securing Edges
It’s easy to think that you’ve finished laying the artificial grass without securing the edges as it often looks good enough without them being secured in place. However, over time the edges are going start curling without something holding them in place, which often causes them to become a tripping hazard as well as an eyesore.
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