Hi , I am a new member . I want to cover a small area in my ack yard with artificial grass.
Is it necessary to lay gravel down or can I just place the grass on level area please?
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Let me tag @ProjectPete for you as I know he has had a lot of experience with laying sythentic turf. I would imagine he will say that like in most jobs, preparation is key! What is the surface in your backyard currently?
You might also find the Bunnings tutorial How to lay synthetic turf helpful before starting work.
Good luck with the project, we are looking forward to seeing it come together.
When you install fake grass you should compact the sand @Cyndigirl, then lay 80-100mm of crackerdust and compact it, then the fake grass on top. Make sur eyou pin the grass down and spread fine white (beach) sand over it to hold it down.
You shouldn't install it on top of bricks/concrete for example. Although level, it doesn't allow for drainage and you'll end up with pools of water.
PS There's a trick to the way you cut/join ti too. But you may not need to worry if the area is small enough.
Hope this helps.