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Fitting Artificial Grass

Artificial Grass Looks Beautiful all Year Round, it Doesn’t Need Feeding, Watering or Mowing and it Never Dies!

We professionally install artificial and fake grass, whether a children’s play area or a brand new artificial grass lawn. Having your fake grass lawn installed by us guarantees that it will last you many years, providing you with great value for money. Our premium artificial lawns are a one off purchase and like most jobs, proper preparation is vital, we do NOT recommend D.I.Y fitting.

It is not as easy as many artificial grass suppliers will have you believe and mistakes can be very costly, would you buy a top quality carpet and then try to lay it yourself? Truth is why bother when you can get the very best artificial lawn fully fitted for under £60 m2 plus VAT.

Specialist fitting of your artificial lawn
Professional Fitting from Lusher Than Lawn

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 – An Example

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.

Sarah said:

Lusher Than Lawn were 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 real lawn!”

Typical installation process for replacing a turfed lawn with a sub soil base

Installation team arrives along with disposal skip
Turf cutter used to remove all soil and grass
Aggregate is laid and compacted to help drainage (optional)
Grit/Sharp sand is applied, leveled and compacted
Heavy duty weed membrane is then put in place
Artificial grass of your choice is then fitted and trimmed
Grass is brushed to ensure grass is left vertical
All waste is removed and area is left in pristine condition


Remove fallen leaves and twigs with a rake or leaf blower. Sporadically brush artificial fibers with a stiff broom.

Excavating the turf
Area cleared for fitting
Adding the limestone base
Smoothing the sand layer
The finished product