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How can i prepare the backyard for artificial turf?

harper
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How can i prepare the backyard for artificial turf?

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Hello everyone 

first time doing garden 

as you can see from pictures 

I try to fix the garden so I can build playhouse for my 20 month old boy 

I like to put fake grass on it 

but I need to fix first 

can anyone help me please 

MitchellMc
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Re: How can i fix ?

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @harper. It's wonderful to have you join us and many thanks for your question about synthetic turf.

 

Do you want to cover this entire area or just a portion of it? Is this entire area red sand under the gravel? 

 

It's recommended that synthetic turf is laid on top of sand. If you can rake away the gravel and level the sand, the turf can be laid straight onto it. This removes a step as most people would need to lay the sand themselves, whereas you have it readily available.

 

You should find this step-by-step guide useful in the process: How to lay synthetic turf

 

What type of playhouse do you want to build? I built my daughter a timber pallet cubby, and the only thing I had to buy was a couple of packets of screws.

 

We look forward to following along with your project and assisting with your garden make-over and playhouse. Please let us know if you have questions.

 

Mitchell

 

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harper
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Re: How can i fix ?

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Hi Mitchell 

thank you for your reply 

yes I would like to cover this entire area

our playhouse is like pictures 

I also have swing to build as well 

so I don’t need to remove gravel first ? 

sorry I try to learn how to :smile:

 

thank you 

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MitchellMc
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Re: How can i fix ?

It would be best to remove the gravel @harper. If left, it will be fairly hard underfoot. I'd suggest using a rake, as it will capture the gravel but let the sand through the tines. It doesn't look like the layer of gravel is too thick, so hopefully, it won't take long to remove.

 

Mitchell

 

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