DIY/ Installation

Follow Our Step By Step Instructions to DIY Install Your Artificial Turf

Artificial grass DIY/ Installation

Installing artificial turf yourself at your home really couldn’t be any easier, thanks to our DIY installation service. All it requires is a little preparation and some simple-to-follow instructions, and your new artificial turf is ready to enjoy. Plus, by choosing to install fake grass yourself, you’ll also save money. Win-win!

To help make your DIY turf installation look just as good as what the proefessionals do, we have the installation tools for hire! Our compactor and power brooms for hire will help you achieve the perfect installation of our artificial grass, to learn more or to hire contact us today!

Ready? You’ll find our DIY artificial grass installation guide below.

  1. Clearly mark the installation area: Before you lay your artificial turf, make sure to remove any existing weeds, grass or extra soil. When clearing the area, also make sure you allow for a depth of at least 60mm. You can create a stronger base with a thicker metal dust base (60mm – 70mm is recommended). However, if the artificial grass is intended for car parking, the base needs to be at least 150mm thick.
  2. Apply the stone aggregate (blue metal dust): Once the area is cleared, apply the stone aggregate with a rake to smooth out the stones. Screed the aggregate until it is level to ensure proper drainage, then spray water on the aggregate and compact until the area is firm and even.
  3. Roll out each section of artificial turf: And make sure all pieces have the yarn lying in the same direction.
  1. Mark the location of the seam: Do this before you pull back the surface of the turf to expose 30cm of the crushed aggregate. Roll the join tape down the seam before applying adhesive onto the joint tape and lay the pieces together. Apply pressure to the seam to ensure it’s firmly connected.
  2. Secure the turf: Place a long nail or U-shape pin every 30 to 50cm to secure.
  3. Fit the turf: Trim along the edges to ensure your artificial turf fits snugly within the space.
  4. Apply the Infill (whitewashed sands): Use a power broom or lawn broom to smooth out the sands and seal the lawn. We recommend a white sand infill of 5 to 15kg for every square metre of artificial turf, depending on the type. As the density of our products is high, no rubber granules or additional sand is required.

As you can see, ordering and installing artificial grass yourself couldn’t be any easier. To place an order or find out more, contact us on (08) 9337 7715, visit our showroom or send an online enquiry.

Professional Installation Services

When it comes to commercial landscaping jobs, rooftop spaces, artificial turf installation for sports fields, schools and other commercial applications, you will require our professional installation services to ensure your new synthetic lawn is laid correctly and efficiently.

Our experienced team are fully trained to deliver not only a seamless installation of your artificial turf, but to ensure your new investment looks and performs at its best.

For more information about our professional installation services, call our team on (08) 9337 7715 or send us an online enquiry.

Contact Turf Direct to Find Out More

Our friendly team can help you make the right selection for your project. Visit our O’Connor showroom to view and take away samples or discuss your landscaping project with us on (08) 9337 7715 or submit an online enquiry.