Artificial Grass Installation Guide

The Easigrass artificial grass range is fully porous and UV stabilised and is suitable for placement on soil, tarmac, concrete and decking. The fully porous system is used for most outdoor artificial grass lawn installations on top of a soil sub-base.

All our Easigrass installation teams are certified and highly trained professionals to fit quality garden lawns across South & Southern Africa. Rest assured, this is done with the utmost care for your property, and the minimal amount of fuss, mess, or noise.

Step #1 – Select your Grass Range

A wide range of artificial grass ranges is available specifically for our South African climate.

We stock a wide range of artificial grass for all different types of applications. Being one of the largest suppliers of artificial grass in Southern Africa, you can be guaranteed that we will have a product range that suits your budget. Order your free samples and get a quote today!

 Step #2 – Preparing the Base

Remove existing earth, dirt and sand down to the required depth and constructing an aggregate base.

We begin the installation process by firstly removing the existing earth, dirt, or sand down to the required depth, clearing out any unwanted plants, rocks and vegetation as we go. This provides us with our base upon which we lay the artificial turf.

We then install brick (interlock) edging around the entire perimeter of the chosen area. This brick will not be visible once the turf has been laid, rather it will act as a firm edge upon which to glue the grass. This will keep your turf securely fastened to the ground.

Once the brick edging has been installed, we then water, compact, and level the remaining soil. We do this so that we have a solid, smooth base to work with when adding the additional layers that sit beneath your artificial turf.

 Step #3 – Easigrass Weed Barrier

Specially chosen geotextile membrane to prevent the growth of weeds.

The Easigrass professional fitters then apply and fit the Easi-Weed barrier on the aggregate base. This specially chosen geotextile membrane sheet is in place to prevent the growth of weeds across the whole base of the artificial lawn.

Step #4 – Easigrass Shock Pad

Durable cushion provides a realistic feel and safety for children.

The next part of the process is to expertly fit a shock-pad base on top of the fibrous weed barrier sheet. The shock pad base provides a durable cushioned layer underneath the garden lawn. This is fitted for two important reasons:

  • The cushioned layer provides an element of safety in the garden, particularly for children. If children are playing on the artificial grass, the shock pads provide a safer, softer surface if they fall over.
  • The fitted pad system also adds to an overall realistic touch and feel to all our artificial grass lawns.

Step #5 – Easigrass Aggregate

We then introduce a crushed rock aggregate (a mixture of small rocks and stones) to form the new base. This provides added stability and sufficient drainage underneath the artificial grass, while at the same time acting as a further barrier to the growth of troublesome weeds.

The Easigrass installation team builds a crushed rock aggregate base across the whole area where the artificial grass lawn is to be fitted.

The team then compacts the area using its specialist range of equipment, including a screed bar, to ensure a perfect level across the lawn area. This provides a strong, durable and professionally levelled base for precise installation of an artificial grass lawn.

Step #6 – Fitting Your Easigrass

The installation team supplies and fits the Easigrass lawn you selected. Our professionals apply the same joining methods for domestic gardens as used by our Easigrass sports field specialists. High-quality commercial joints are used to bind the sections of artificial grass carpet on a sheet of joining tape.

Strong and durable glue used all the edges: the expertly mixed sports field grade glue is applied to ensure a perfect base placement of the artificial lawn. This is designed to withstand high foot traffic and all weather conditions.

Carefully and precisely close all seams: the Easigrass professionals ensure all seams are expertly closed. A professional joint ensures a durable, visibly seamless finish that will never come apart.

Step #7 – Applying Silica Sand Infill

To provide exceptional stability and protection of the entire installation, a white silica sand infill is applied with a special blower and then mechanically brushed on the Easigrass lawn. This product is an essential part of the installation process. The silica sand not only maintains the lawn, it also ensures it will remain stabilised and prevents it moving or ripping when exposed to extremely hot weather.

When it comes to laying an artificial lawn, you are assured of highly skilled professional installers and designers with Easigrass.