Artificial Grass Overview

Artificial grass is often used as a play surface - the grass is soft to touch and is a clean, hygienic and low maintenance alternative to traditional grass.

When used for play surfaces, we install a soft rubber base beneath the grass - we call this a shock pad. The depth of the shock pad is dependent on whether play equipment is present.

Artificial grass is porous and can be used all year round making it ideal for school playgrounds and public play areas. The grass can be used effectively as a cover for mounds and slopes.

Artificial Grass Applications
Laying Artificial Grass
HOW WE LAY ARTIFICIAL GRASS

Artificial grass is generally constructed using two layers; a shock absorbing layer, and a layer of synthetic turf. In most cases the two layers are laid onto a prepared hard surface, such as stone (MOT Type 1) or macadam.


Step 1

Polyurethane bound SBR rubber is applied to a prepared hard surface, such as stone (MOT Type 1) or macadam and levelled to the required thickness.


Step 2

Rolls of artificial grass are manoeuvred into position and cut to length.


Step 3

A seam tape is placed between the joints and glue is applied. Once dry, sand is broadcast to keep the grass weighted down.

FAQ’s

Q: Are there different types of artificial grass?
A: Yes, there are different types of artificial grass. Some have short pile and are harder to touch but more durable. Others are longer pile, soft to touch and look more like authentic grass.

Q: Do you have to put sand in the grass?
A: Ideally yes. It helps to keep the pile standing up, acts as a weight and importantly reduces static build up. It also helps the grass to retain moisture in the summer, keeping it cool.

Q: Is artificial grass suitable for pets and children?
A: Yes, our artificial grass is engineered from the highest quality yarns, ensuring that they contain no toxic properties, such as lead, and making the products safe for children and pets. Any pet waste can be cleaned away easily using lukewarm water and a garden hose, leaving no long lasting effects on the grass.

Q: Does artificial grass require any maintenance?
A: Once the grass has been installed, it only requires a minimal level of maintenance. We suggest ‘light and often’, so a regular, light brushing will help stop the fibres from flattening and infill from settling. From time to time, you may also want to top up your infill to help rejuvenate the overall look of your grass.

Q: Can weeds penetrate the surface?
A: No, fibres in the artificial grass are tufted into a very strong backing cloth which helps to prevent roots from growing up through the grass. Weeds may occasionally appear on the surface as a result of windblown seeds. Small numbers of weeds can be removed by hand without damaging the surface. If the weeds are removed by hand, it is important to ensure that the full root of the weed is extracted, not broken off.

Q: What is synthetic grass made from?
A: Our synthetic grass is made from either polypropylene or polyethylene yarn depending on its end use. These materials are durable and U.V stabilised, sourced from TenCate Grass, the world’s leading yarn manufacturer. The yarn is tufted into a polypropylene backing cloth and rubber back for maximum turf retention.

Q: Does water drain through the grass?
A: Yes. In fact, our systems have specially designed drainage holes placed consistently throughout the turf to ensure water sheds quickly and efficiently and does not pool on the surface. Sub bases upon which our systems are installed are designed to provide superior drainage properties.