Artificial Grass Fitting
Fitting by Lusher Lawns
We are the official artificial grass fitter in Oxfordshire for Royal Grass.
Artificial Grass Installation
We professionally install fake grass, whether a children’s play area or a brand new artificial lawn. Our Premium artificial grass is a one off purchase and having your fake lawn installed by us guarantees that it will last you many years, providing you with great value for money. Proper preparation is vital so we do not recommend DIY fitting. Self-installation is not as easy as many artificial grass suppliers will have you believe and mistakes can be costly.
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Professional Fitting Service
We can install fake lawn grass on virtually any surface, and will cut your artificial grass lawn to size. It won’t grow; remaining the same size and condition for the duration of its life. Our trained installers will lay a weed membrane under thin layers of aggregate and grit sand to prevent weeds reaching the artificial grass.
Preparation is the key to a quality artificial turf installation, requiring careful consideration of existing soil conditions prior to laying. It is these underlying conditions that dictate which sub-base the artificial lawn will be laid onto. We always use a minimum of a 2″ site excavation, followed by compacting the existing sub-base, then lay a quality geo-tex membrane followed by either crushed granite for badly drained areas, or a small grade crushed concrete or course sharp sand for normal soil conditions. This is again compacted, followed by a surface course of compacted sharp sand mixed with a fine crushed stone, which is then leveled as desired. It is upon this layer of sand that the “grass” is laid. We also recommend laying a pre-treated 2″ x 2″ timber border set into a bed of concrete, this gives a much stronger set than using wooden stakes.
For the ultimate effect a border of blocks can be laid on a concrete base prior to other works, for areas prone to flooding it may be necessary to install a soak-away drain.
Sarah’s Garden – Case Study
After designing Sarah’s garden, we excavated the existing turf and dug out the sub-base to 100 mm due to the previous drainage problems with her garden. We then laid a “vendage” block edging on a 4″ bed of concrete and laid our pre-treated timber border again on a bed of concrete.
We then laid a geo-tex membrane upon which we laid 70 mm of 4 mm crushed limestone, which was compacted with a 16″ heavy wacker plate. After laying a second membrane, to prevent the sub bases mixing, we laid 20 mm of 4 mm limestone mixed 50/50 with sharp sand, this was again compacted and screeded to give the desired levels.
The artificial lawn in this instance “Hawaii” was cut roughly to size after carefully establishing the best way to lay the lawn (giving the best pile effect depending upon orientation of the garden). The lawn was joined and laid in situ and stretched into place. Then we nailed down the edge to our edging border and carefully trimmed the lawn to fit the edges, finally we treated the surface with kiln dried sand, which was brushed in against the pile. Job done.
This project, which also included extending the patio area, cost a total of £1,320 inclusive of VAT. As stated, we will not be beaten on price or quality.
“Lusher Lawns was so professional. I was really impressed with the way in which no detail was too small when the team was preparing my garden. For years we’ve had a soggy and muddy lawn, which was often unusable. Now I’m proud to have people in my garden – what’s more, they can’t believe it’s not a real lawn!”
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