Five Things To Remember Before Installing An Artificial Lawn
Posted by Matt Garrabrants on
There are five things you should be careful about before installing an artificial lawn in your home. Although fake grass is getting immensely popular among homeowners, not everyone has been able to ensure a successful installation. Lack of proper maintenance, poor selection of fake grass and wrong measurements lead to botched installation and you often have to spend more than the allocated amount to rectify the mistakes. There are five things you can follow to avoid such scenarios.
MeasurementDon’t forget to take accurate measurements of the place where you want to install an artificial lawn. While minor slips can be compensated for, serious measurement issues can lead to serious problems. You may end up purchasing a fake grass that does not fit well into the space. You will then need to replace it and this requires spending of time and money, which you might not be able to do.
Soil QualityLook at the quality of soil in your lawn. Is it very soggy and crusty? You may need a serious exercise of leveling the place in this case. An uneven surface can wreak havoc with artificial grass. The fake turf will not sit well on the surface and there will be bumps and raised portions. Weed-infested soil may also pose risks to a successful installation of fake lawns. Weeds will continue to grow and will damage the structure of artificial grass. It is thus better to remove the weeds and other infestations before starting the installation.
DrainageArtificial lawn needs watering in almost the same manner as a real one. You will thus need to ensure there is proper drainage of water. Make tiny ditches or follow other instructions in the user’s manual. Drainage should not be a problem if you have hired people to do the installation.
SettingYou will need to ‘set’ the artificial lawn. Setting here means the proper leveling of the fake grass and ensuring that there are no areas with botched installation. You will need to be extra careful if you are using smaller patches of grass. You will need to ensure that the patches are arranged evenly and there are no raised portions. Inspect closely as the lawn may appear normal from a distance. You will instantly find out the problem areas and can fix them quickly at the very moment. Doing so at a later stage will be difficult and time consuming.
You will need a proper maintenance regimen for your artificial lawn. Many people make haste in installing artificial turf in their homes but don’t care for maintenance once the job is done. The end result is that the fake grass starts getting drier and the lawn loses its charm and luster. The situation may grow worse enough that you may need to replace parts of the lawn or the entire turf.
Maintenance is simple for artificial lawn and can be done in minutes. All you need to do is to water the lawn, cut excess portions and ensure proper drainage of water.
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