Artificial Grass Installation Guide

Artificial Grass Installation

Looking for a comprehensive DIY guide to planting artificial grass installation in your home or garden? We’ve put together the ultimate how-to guide with fully detailed grass installation instructions for every step, along with a link to our short and informative grass installation video to help. That way, you can be sure you’re following all the best practices for installing artificial grass on grass or soil.

Plus, we’ve included our handy project planner, which gives you a grid space to plan and map out your garden before you buy your weed. Using the Project Planner, it’s easy to buy only the amount of grass, jointing tape, and adhesives you need, reducing waste and saving you money.

Alternatively, our in-house artificial grass installation team provides professional artificial lawn grass installation services in the UK, covering the Kent, London, Essex, and Surrey areas, making your residential garden Or saving you both time and effort with an unbeatable finish for a corporate space.

Artificial Grass Installation: Before You Begin

Ready to master artificial grass installation?

How much material do you need? Be sure to measure your job site so you can order the right amount of material and budget accordingly. Our turf is 15′ wide, and we can cut to the length you need. It is essential to pay attention to the direction of the blade and ensure that all areas of the turf face the same. If you need help with artificial turf layout, contact us at 844-WSI-TURF. We can help you become an expert in synthetic grass installation, whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer or an existing artificial turf grass installer.

Do you already have a sprinkler system? You will need to either cap or remove the sprinkler system.

Do you have gophers? Gophers can’t chew the turf themselves, but they can dig holes in the bottom that makes the turf surface uneven.

Base Preparation for Your Yard

Foundation preparation is important for drainage as well as an even surface. Start by removing 3 to 4 inches of existing lawn or dirt. Once the area is excavated, you want to make a 2% grade for drainage. You can easily create a 2% grade, or downward “crease,” in the dirt, allowing water to drain to a lower point in the ground.

Artificial Grass Installation: Step-by-Step Instructions

Helpful tip: Before installing artificial turf, place it in the sun with the blade facing down for at least 1-2 hours. This will allow the turf to level out and make it easier to work with.


It’s time to get rid of that garden that has brought on you a lot of frustration over the years! water spots, brown spots, grass clippings, and mud; Say goodbye to it all! Artificial grass installation liquidators recommend removing 4 inches of your existing lawn or base. Keep in mind that land adds up quickly. We propose having a sell-off trailer on site. Make sure you take the proper measurements to properly dispose of your current base. Check your local city website for information on properly disposing of your soil. It seems like a lot of work. AGL has dedicated artificial grass installation professionals with the right equipment and tools to ensure your project is completed correctly.


Spread evenly 4 inches of Class 2-rod base (or similar). A Class 2-road base will facilitate the creation of a level platform with adequate drainage. AGL recommends using a grass barrier to prevent vegetation from growing, and you can also install gopher wire if applicable. Wet the area lightly and go over it with a compactor until you get a smooth surface.


Roll out your new artificial grass installation. Be very careful not to drag your turf over your freshly prepared base. It is best to let the turf sit in the sun for 30 minutes to an hour to allow it to expand before grass installation. If you are working with multiple rolls, it is very important that the direction of the blade and the facing of the stitch pattern are the same. Crossing blade directions will spoil the appearance. Carefully push and move your artificial grass installation into the proper position. Wear knee pads to protect your knees and shins when manipulating the turf. A carpet kicker will come in handy for spreading and maneuvering the turf.


Now that your turf is in the desired area, it’s time to make a proper cut. The best cutting tools are razor knives and carpet cutters. All cuts should be made from the back of the artificial grass so that you can see the stitching lines. When leaving the cut 1/4″ to 1/2″ to the edge of your border, will help you finish your project. If you are working with multiple pieces of artificial grass installation, this is a great time to secure your seams with AGL Seam Tape and Turf Glue.

Make sure the blades of your turf lie in the same direction when stitching and that each stitch row is spaced to ensure the best visual result. Place the red line of your AGL seam tape right in the center of the seam, and make an “S” pattern with your glue on the seam tape. Move the turf into place and allow the glue to set for 15 minutes. Once the suture is cleaned, it will disappear. Place your infill bags evenly over the seam to enforce contact with the seam tape.


Time to stable your synthetic grass to the ground. Start via way of means of tucking the 1/4″ to 1/2″ part you left into the border with a steel strip knife and hammer. We advise the usage of AGL 40-D 5” non-galvanized turf nails or staples. Using a hammer, lightly faucet the nail or staple till it pierces the backing. Disperse the turf blade with your fingers and drive a nail or staple into the ground. A nail or staple should be placed every 6 inches along the outside perimeter and every 2 feet inside. Be sure to reinforce your seam areas with some nails or staples. Before filling, be sure to brush the turf with a power broom or push broom. This will make the blade memory vertical.


Meeting the proper infill requirements for the turf system you purchase is critical to the appearance, performance, and lifespan of your artificial grass installation. Please ask your AGL product expert for infill requirements. There are many different types of suitable infill that can be used. Options consist of Acrylic Coated Sand, Zeolite, Silica Sand, or Crumb Rubber. We recommend using a drop spreader to spread the proper infill evenly.


Once the infill is placed, brush the turf using a power broom or other stiff-bristled broom. This will help keep the turf blades upright so your new artificial lawn looks like freshly cut grass. Repeat this process until your infill is evenly brushed and your seams disappear. Brushing your turf blades is the only quarterly maintenance AGL recommends outside of proper cleaning if you have pets.


Enjoy your newly set up synthetic grass from AGL! If you’ve got any questions, please touch our Client Service Center on the variety below. A consultant will touch you within 24 hours.

Can I Lay Artificial Grass Installation On the Soil?

Unfortunately, it is not recommended that you place your artificial grass installation directly on the soil base. This is because clay can become brittle and tear easily due to the weather leaving you with a foundation that is compromised. Ultimately, this will ruin your artificial grass installation, so it’s important to place your artificial grass on a firm base – a combination of MOT Type 1 and granite stone 6mm-Dust.

Can I Artificial Grass Installation On Concrete?

Artificial grass can be laid on top of concrete as long as it is level and able to drain water properly. However, regardless of whether the concrete is level or not, we recommend using a proper underlay to ensure your artificial grass is optimally cared for.

Can I Artificial Grass Installation  On Decking?

The short answer is yes. However, with concrete, you need to take the right precautions before doing so. You should make sure the wood is strong and fresh not weak and/or loose. To ensure your artificial grass installation stays in tip-top shape, you should also use some sort of underlay and grass membrane! 

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