Fake Grass Installation & DIY Lawn

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Materials Required For Installation

  • Rubble or similar road base material
  • Self-adhesive joining tape (150mm wide minimum)
  • Galvanised flat head nails (150mm long)
  • Fine, dried sand (should be fine enough to allow even distribution through the Termiturf)


Tools Required For Installation

  • Utility knife with new, sharp blade
  • Metal straight edge
  • Notched trowel
  • Drop spreader or shovel
  • Wheel barrow
  • Tape measure
  • Rake
  • Stiff bristled broom or power broom
  • Spirit level
  • Screeding (levelling) device
  • Petrol driven vibrating plate compactor for compacting base


Installation Procedures


Step 1. Mark out the area for your new Termiturf installation. Apply a suitable herbicide to any lawns within the marked area and allow the label recommended period of treatment time to elapse before continuing.



Step 2. Remove all dead grass and foliage from within the required area and excavate to a depth suitable for your selected Termiturf.


Step 3. Lay and level a minimum 75mm of rubble or similar road base material.



Step 4. Compact road base using a petrol driven compactor ensuring the finished surface is flat and even. Check drainage falls away from the home and finished base is at a suitable height to accommodate the installation of the Termiturf.


Step 5. Lay Termiturf to the required area. Where joins are necessary, ensure the two pieces match by checking that the grass is running in the same direction. Cut turf to size.



Step 6. A suitable joining tape should be used to ensure joins do not open in the future due to soil movement or similar. When joining, make sure blades of turf are folded back so they are not glued down during this process


Step 7. Galvanised flat head nails (150mm long) should be nailed at 300mm intervals along any joins and around the entire perimeter to ensure the Termiturf is held in the correct position



Step 8. Evenly apply fine dry sand to a suitable thickness (6-10 kilograms per square meter or to a depth of 10-15mm depending upon style selected). Use a stiff broom to ensure sand is brushed well into the base. Blades should stand vertical when finished. You may now choose to apply a light sprinkling of water with your hose which will greatly improve the presentation of your new Termiturf lawn by bedding down the filler sand and removing any dust











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