DIY/ Installation

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

Artificial grass DIY/ Installation

Installing artificial turf at your home or business can be done simply and easily with a little preparation, saving on installation costs. Follow our instructions below for DIY installation.

  1. Clearly mark the area where you will be installing the artificial turf. Remove any existing growth or landscaping such as grass, weeds and extra soil. When clearing the area, make sure you allow for at least 60mm depth. A thicker blue metal dust base will create a stronger base. For residential use, 60 to 70mm is suitable. If the space is intended for car parking, the base needs to be at least 150mm thick.
  2. Apply the stone aggregate (blue metal dust) to the area and use a rake to smooth out the stones. Screed the aggregate until it is level to ensure proper drainage. Spray water on the stone aggregate and compact until the area is firm and even.
  1. Roll out each section of artificial turf over the prepared areas and make sure all pieces have the yarn lying in the same direction.
  2. Mark the location of the seam before pulling back the turf to expose 30cm of the crushed aggregate. Roll the joint 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.
  3. Place a long nail or U-shape pin every 30 to 50 cm to secure the turf.
  4. To make the turf fit the area, trim along the edges.
  5. Apply the infill (white washed sands) and use a power broom or lawn broom to smooth out and seal the lawn. We recommend a white sand infill of5 to 15kg, depending on the type of turf, to every square metre of our artificial turf. As the density of our products are high, no rubber granules or additional sand is required.

Order Your DIY Artificial Grass from Turf Direct

We make it easy to order and install your artificial turf. To place an order or find out more, contact us on (08) 9337 7715, visit our showroom or send 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.