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Artificial Grass Installation 101

Its the simple pleasures in life that we take for granted like a relaxed family gathering in the garden this summer. If you could create your happy place, a go-to oasis of calm and serenity and have it in your back garden, you would. If you look out towards your garden as it is now and you see a run-down shed, a broken bike, a lawn that has seen better days, and it feels like youre in need of some inspiration, then look no further.

When it comes to our gardens, we have a love-hate relationship. We love to spend our summers in the garden, sunbathing and enjoying a BBQ with friends, but we hate to mow the lawn, weed the borders and generally get stuck into gardening.

The easiest way to get out of mowing the lawn is to invest in fake lawn. Artificial grass installation isnt as difficult as you might first think in fact; you can even do it yourself with some helpful advice and a nudge in the right direction.

Firstly, you will need to measure your garden to determine just how much synthetic grass you need to order to turn your dream garden into reality. Then you need to prepare your garden. Strip your existing garden of grass, weeds and anything obstructing where your new lawn will go. Level out the soil and remove any stones to ensure the surface is as flat as can be.

Now, the fun begins. You need to add a layer of sand to your new garden area in order to bind the soil, ensuring it is perfectly level. Roll out your new lawn, being careful to match up the pile. Ensure the joins are firmly in place with adhesive.

Finally, cut your new lawn down to size; edging is very important for presentation purposes. Add adhesive generously and add weight to ensure joins are secure. Add a layer of sand to hold the lawn in place, and brush firmly. Repeat this sand and rushing process until your lawn is standing up like grass would.

For extra security, you can nail your lawn down.

Now you have your lawn in place, the rest of your dream garden is down to you. Whether you want flower beds, planters or simple potted plants and a birdbath, you can do so safe in the knowledge that your garden is easy to maintain all year round.

And there you have it; your dream garden is ready and good to go, just in time for summer! The kids are playing on the lawn; the BBQ is cooking away on the patio, and your loved ones are impressed with how incredible your garden looks - and it will continue to look as good for as long as you need it to.

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