Artificial Turf Installation Steps
1. Mark off the area
Mark off the area that you want to install the grass . Consider the dimensions of your AOLIN grass (our grass come in 3 widths, 2.00m & 3.75m & 2.00m after removal of the manufacturing trim which shows our double backing). Consider these widths when planning the layout as this can reduce the amount of seams required and will save you time and money.
2. Base Preparation - Ground Cleaning
Remove all debris and approximately 10cm of soil. Ideally, the sub base will be pitched slightly towards the best direction to allow for water run-off. This can be achieved by running string lines away from the property as well as ensuring that you have an appropriate level across the entire area to be laid.
3. Base Preparation - Edging
Fix edging around the perimeter where your turf will be laid. Cap sprinklers and turn off any water valves. Compact the existing ground with a vibrating plate compactor/wacker. Spray weed/grass killer for optimal results.
4. Base Preparation - Crushed Rock
Sub-Base: It is important to ensure the sub-base is completely dry before laying any crushed rock to reduce settling and ensure proper compaction of the surface. Once the sub-base is completely dry, spread and level crushed rock to an approx depth of 8cm. Then compact again with a vibrating plate compactor/wacker.
5. Base Preparation - Crusher Dust
Add a top layer of approx 5 – 10mm of crusher dust, compact with a vibrating plate compactor/wacker. This ensures that you don't feel any large protruding rocks when you walk on your turf.
6. Grass Laying
Lay and roll out your turf onto your prepared area. Note: Try to avoid dragging the turf as this may dislodge some of the crushed rock and/or crusher dust surface.
7. Grass Laying
Remove the manufacturing trim.
8. Grass Laying - Cut off
Cut off any turf that is over hanging your edging, always using a sharp blade. Make sure turf is still appropriately positioned.
When joining your turf together, be sure to use our joining tape. Add the glue and press firmly along the join. The professional lawn glue is Chloroprene latex,which is U.V. Resistant and water-proof.
10. Secure the Grass - Internal
Once you have covered your complete area, simply nail all the internal areas at 30cm intervals using 10cm flat head nails.
11. Secure the Grass - Perimeter
Nail all the perimeters down at 30cm intervals using 10cm flat head nails.
12. Secure the Grass - Joining tape
This must also be applied to the joining seams at the same 30cm intervals.
13. Infill - Silica Dry Sand and Rubber (Optional, for sports ground)
Top dress the grass with an even sprinkling of silica dry sand. A broom can be used at this stage to sweep in the sand and rubber evenly and to also brush the grass blades straight and vertical. Approximately 22 to 25 kilograms of sand (nearly 2.5cm height) is required for each square meter of turf. After sand infill, add approximately 5 to 6 kilograms of sand for each square meter(nearly 1.5cm height).