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ARTIFICIAL GRASS

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ARTIFICIAL GRASS?
1. Has great drainage properties and can drain up to 60 litres per hour per square metre.
2. Artificial Grass can be used all year round
3. Dogs love it
 
2. Safe for Children and Pets
 
3. No Need to Mow or Cut again
 
4. Low Maintenance
 
5. It Will Always Look Great, no matter the weather.
 
6. No Fertilizers or Pesticides
 
7. Durability
8. UV stabilised 
 
9. Never Deal with Weeds again
10. Supreme Landscapes only supply and install Artificial Grass made in Holland with the highest standards.

WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF INSTALLING ARTIFICIAL GRASS?

 

Supreme Landscapes have extensive experience installing Artificial Grass in Manchester, below is a quick run through the steps involved.

 

All of the existing turf and vegetable matter has to be removed to a depth of approximately 60 - 70mm. This can be done using a petrol turf cutter to speed up the process. If it is a large area, we would use a mini or micro digger. Once removed this waste has to the be disposed of, which is where a skip comes in use of if over 10 tonnes we would use a grab waggon.

Once clear, a sub-base has to be laid to a depth of approximately 50mm in order to level the area. We predominantly use Type 1 MOT (Ministry of Transport) is a mixture of crushed stone in varying sizes usually 40mm to dust which compacts to make a solid base.

On top of the sub-base we lay approximately 20mm of granite dust, again this is compacted using a petrol compactor plate to ensure the site is as level as possible.

The next step is to lay a heavy duty Geotextile weed membrane which prevents any existing vegetable matter from penetrating the sub-base.

Once the Geotextile has been secured the grass is simply rolled out into position, we tend to leave the grass to acclimatise for 24 hours then trimmed to the perimeter of the garden and pinned down using galvanised nails.

The final step is to lift the fibres of the newly laid grass using a mechanical brush and clear away the remaining debris!

 

The above steps are just the basics for a simple small lawn. A large lawn for example would require numerous separate rolls of grass joining together using a specific method. 

DO YOU USE GRANITE DUST OR SHARP SAND FOR ARTIFICIAL GRASS?

 

 

For Quality purposes we only use granite dust. 

 

Artificial grass has perforations in the latex backing that allow water to drain through the artificial grass.

Up to 60 litres of water per square metre, per minute, can drain through artificial grass.

With this much water capable of coming through your artificial grass, what happens over time is that the sharp sand will wash away.

Bad news for your artificial grass, as the turf will become uneven and you will see noticeable ridges and dips in your lawn.

 

The second reason is that sharp sand moves around underfoot.

If your lawn will be receiving a high level of footfall, including from pets, then this will again result in dips and ruts in your turf where sharp sand has been used.

A further problem with sharp sand is that it encourages ants.

Ants will, over time, begin excavating through sharp sand and potentially building nests. This disruption to the laying course will likely cause an uneven artificial lawn.

 

Many people wrongly assume that the sharp sand will hold firm in the same way it does for block paving, but this is not the case.

IS ARTIFICIAL GRASS CHILD AND PET FRIENDLY?

 

 

Artificial grass in Manchester does not need weed killers, fertilizers, pesticides or other chemicals, so they are totally safe for any child or pet to play on. 

 

Dogs usually love to play outside on the lawn, but sometimes they get a bit over excited and will eat it. Dogs generally ignore artificial grass, and any mess that is left behind can be picked up and cleaned off with just some water. 

 

No more dirt and mud brought through the home by children or pets!

We also offer a artificial grass article at Supreme landscapes specially design for pets. This artificial grass has a Polyurethane backing which is perfect for pets. Due to the polyurethane backing it will not Hold the smell of urine unlike bitumen latex backed grasses. It is also softer and dense and will not hurt pets paws.