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How to get the cost of an artificial lawn without the need for someone to come round for a quotation.

 

You’ve finally found it…

 

This complete guide will take you through the three steps so you can price up your own artificial lawn, without the hassle of someone coming out to you for a quotation.

 

This way you will know if you want to spend that kind of money, without the hassle of arranging a quotation.

 

In this guide you will learn the following:

 

• How to measure for an artificial lawn

• Which installation procedure out of the two you should go for

• Which grass to pick

 

And at the end you can download the price list and work out how much your artificial  lawn will cost you.

 

How to measure for an artificial lawn

 

Measuring guide

 

When measuring your garden for artificial grass it is good idea to draw it on paper.

And it best to measure every possible length. So when it comes to working out which width of roll or rolls you need it will be a lot easier.

 

Artificial grass comes in two different roll widths 2 meter and 4 meter.

Once you have your measurements on paper you can work out which roll width will not create the most waste. It is nearly impossible to have no waste.

 

We can help

If you need help working out which roll widths, you need just take a picture of the drawing you have done with all of the measurements on.

 

It doesn’t have to be to scale or anything like that just that all the measurements are on there.

 

Then email it to lee@axigrass.co.uk  and I will work it out for you and email you with how much you need.

 

Please see the image below of a simple garden to measure.

 

 

 

Click here to download the PDF of the image plus some different shaped gardens.

 

 

Which installation procedure out of the two should you use

 

Artificial grass can be installed in different ways.

 

When replacing an existing lawn or something similar for example a gravelled area, there is two different ways to do it.

 

And the difference is dependent on what you are going to use your artificial lawn for.

 

Heavy use

A sub-base is required for heavy use on a concentrated area. For example, if you plan on putting a patio table and chairs on the grass or for kids playing football on it constantly.

 

It is installed the following way:

 

 

  1. Dig out 10cm of existing surface and dispose.

  2. Insert 4x1 wooden timbers for the edges secure with 1 x 1 30cm long wooden stakes and screw to timber.

  3. Insert a layer of hardcore (type1 or similar) 7.5cm deep. Compact the hardcore with a plate compactor or roller.

  4. Add a 2.5cm layer of sharp/ grit sand (not building sand) and compact again. Screed the sand bed level with the top of the timbers.

  5. Place a weed membrane on the sand bed walking softly on the bed then screw down in place making sure there are no creases in the weed membrane.

  6. Roll out the grass in the direction you want it and fix it to the timbers with screws, then trim the edges with a Stanley knife.

  7. In dry conditions brush the grass up against the pile then spread kiln sand evenly throughout the grass.

  8. Brush the sand into the grass the opposite way from before by going with the pile direction making it easier for the sand to infill. Then give it a final brush against the pile working the sand deep down and standing up the grass.

 

Light use

 

When a sub-base is not required is for decorative lawns with light use from people and everyday use from dogs.

 

 

  1. Dig out 3cm of existing surface and dispose.

  2. Insert 30mm x 40mm wooden timbers for the edges and secure with 1 x 1 30cm long wooden stakes then screw to the timber using 1 ½ inch 6 screws.

  3. Add a 2.5cm layer of sharp/ grit sand (not building sand) and compact. Screed the sand bed level with the top of the timbers.

  4. Place a weed membrane on the sand bed walking softly on the bed then screw down in place making sure there are no creases in the weed membrane.

  5. Roll out the grass in the direction you want it fix to the timbers with screws then trim the edges with a Stanley knife.

  6. In dry conditions brush the grass up against the pile then spread kiln sand evenly throughout the grass.

  7. Brush the sand into the grass the opposite way from before by going with the pile direction making it easier for the sand to infill. Then give it a final brush against the pile working the sand deep down and standing up the grass.

 

For hard surfaces

For hard surfaces such as concrete or decking. You must ensure that the surface is smooth, then the artificial grass may be glued directly onto the surface, or otherwise held in place.

 

 

Which grass to choose

 

Artificial grass comes in different pile heights and different colours of green. And some look more realistic than others.

 

Some also look better for longer so it’s best to choose a grass that has a guarantee against it fade because it is UV resistant.

 

Also you want a grass that is made in the UK or Europe and not china because you want your grass to be safe and be free from lead and other nasty chemicals.

 

Artificial Grass for Dogs

Grasses most suited for dogs tend to have a shorter pile as their mess is easier to clean. The Windsor is a perfect example of this.

 

All artificial grass has holes in their backing so when it rains or you hose it down it drains away. And the it cannot be stained by wee.

 

Grasses with short piles are not that soft to touch and are not the nicest surface to sit and play on.

 

Artificial Grass for Kids

Longer pile grasses are best for kids to play on as the longer the pile the softer the grass.

 

But just because the grass is soft to touch, it doesn’t mean that kids will ruin it. The grass is still tough but softer because it is longer.

 

Artificial Grass for Kids and Dogs

Fortunately, there is some grasses that are in between they are not too long and not too short and are perfect if you have kids and a dog.

 

The Eton is a prime example of this with a 30mm pile height it is nice and soft and easy to clean.

 

Artificial Grass for Ornamental Lawns

An ornamental lawn that gets no use from kids or dogs can use really any grass as its just there to be admired.

 

With an ornamental lawn the only thing to decide is how long do you like your grass to look. Do you like the just cut look or do you like it longer?

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this guide and if you have any questions please get in touch.

 

If you did like this post and you would like to find out how much an artificial lawn would cost, you then download a price list… Please fill in the form below.

 

GET YOUR FREE ARTIFICIAL GRASS AND INSTALLATION PRICE LIST TODAY Just fill in the from on the right  and get instant access to the free price list today

 

Date     24/09/2016

 

Author  Lee Axup

Axigrass

10 Union Place, Goole

East Yorkshire, DN14 6BJ

01405 720976

07976 946808

lee@axigrass.co.uk

Company registration number  06696157

VAT registration number 979 5046 67

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How to get the cost of an artificial lawn without the need for someone to come round for a quotation.

 

You’ve finally found it…

 

This complete guide will take you through the three steps so you can price up your own artificial lawn, without the hassle of someone coming out to you for a quotation.

 

This way you will know if you want to spend that kind of money, without the hassle of arranging a quotation.

 

In this guide you will learn the following:

 

  • How to measure for an artificial lawn
  • Which installation procedure out of the two you should go for
  • Which grass to pick

 

And at the end you can download the price list and work out how much your artificial  lawn will cost you.

 

How to measure for an artificial lawn

 

Measuring guide

 

When measuring your garden for artificial grass it is good idea to draw it on paper.

And it best to measure every possible length. So when it comes to working out which width of roll or rolls you need it will be a lot easier.

 

Artificial grass comes in two different roll widths 2 meter and 4 meter.

Once you have your measurements on paper you can work out which roll width will not create the most waste. It is nearly impossible to have no waste.

 

We can help

If you need help working out which roll widths, you need just take a picture of the drawing you have done with all of the measurements on.

 

It doesn’t have to be to scale or anything like that just that all the measurements are on there.

 

Then email it to lee@axigrass.co.uk  and I will work it out for you and email you with how much you need.

 

Please see the image below of a simple garden to measure.

 

 

Click here to download the PDF of the image plus some extra examples of different shaped gardens

 

 

Which installation procedure out of the two should you use

 

Artificial grass can be installed in different ways.

 

When replacing an existing lawn or something similar for example a gravelled area, there is two different ways to do it.

 

And the difference is dependent on what you are going to use your artificial lawn for.

 

Heavy use

A sub-base is required for heavy use on a concentrated area. For example, if you plan on putting a patio table and chairs on the grass or for kids playing football on it constantly.

 

It is installed the following way:

 

 

  1. Dig out 10cm of existing surface and dispose.

  2. Insert 4x1 wooden timbers for the edges secure with 1 x 1 30cm long wooden stakes and screw to timber.

  3. Insert a layer of hardcore (type1 or similar) 7.5cm deep. Compact the hardcore with a plate compactor or roller.

  4. Add a 2.5cm layer of sharp/ grit sand (not building sand) and compact again. Screed the sand bed level with the top of the timbers.

  5. Place a weed membrane on the sand bed walking softly on the bed then screw down in place making sure there are no creases in the weed membrane.

  6. Roll out the grass in the direction you want it and fix it to the timbers with screws, then trim the edges with a Stanley knife.

  7. In dry conditions brush the grass up against the pile then spread kiln sand evenly throughout the grass.

  8. Brush the sand into the grass the opposite way from before by going with the pile direction making it easier for the sand to infill. Then give it a final brush against the pile working the sand deep down and standing up the grass.

 

Light use

 

When a sub-base is not required is for decorative lawns with light use from people and everyday use from dogs.

 

 

  1. Dig out 3cm of existing surface and dispose.

  2. Insert 30mm x 40mm wooden timbers for the edges and secure with 1 x 1 30cm long wooden stakes then screw to the timber using 1 ½ inch 6 screws.

  3. Add a 2.5cm layer of sharp/ grit sand (not building sand) and compact. Screed the sand bed level with the top of the timbers.

  4. Place a weed membrane on the sand bed walking softly on the bed then screw down in place making sure there are no creases in the weed membrane.

  5. Roll out the grass in the direction you want it fix to the timbers with screws then trim the edges with a Stanley knife.

  6. In dry conditions brush the grass up against the pile then spread kiln sand evenly throughout the grass.

  7. Brush the sand into the grass the opposite way from before by going with the pile direction making it easier for the sand to infill. Then give it a final brush against the pile working the sand deep down and standing up the grass.

 

For hard surfaces

For hard surfaces such as concrete or decking. You must ensure that the surface is smooth, then the artificial grass may be glued directly onto the surface, or otherwise held in place.

 

 

Which grass to choose

Artificial grass comes in different pile heights and different colours of green. And some look more realistic than others.

 

Some also look better for longer so it’s best to choose a grass that has a guarantee against it fade because it is UV resistant.

 

Also you want a grass that is made in the UK or Europe and not china because you want your grass to be safe and be free from lead and other nasty chemicals.

 

Artificial Grass for Dogs

Grasses most suited for dogs tend to have a shorter pile as their mess is easier to clean. The Windsor is a perfect example of this.

 

All artificial grass has holes in their backing so when it rains or you hose it down it drains away. And the it cannot be stained by wee.

 

Grasses with short piles are not that soft to touch and are not the nicest surface to sit and play on.

 

Artificial Grass for Kids

Longer pile grasses are best for kids to play on as the longer the pile the softer the grass.

 

But just because the grass is soft to touch, it doesn’t mean that kids will ruin it. The grass is still tough but softer because it is longer.

 

Artificial Grass for Kids and Dogs

Fortunately, there is some grasses that are in between they are not too long and not too short and are perfect if you have kids and a dog.

 

The Eton is a prime example of this with a 30mm pile height it is nice and soft and easy to clean.

 

Artificial Grass for Ornamental Lawns

An ornamental lawn that gets no use from kids or dogs can use really any grass as its just there to be admired.

 

With an ornamental lawn the only thing to decide is how long do you like your grass to look. Do you like the just cut look or do you like it longer?

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this guide and if you have any questions please get in touch.

 

If you did like this post and you would like to find out how much an artificial lawn would cost, you then download a price list… Please fill in the form below.

 

 

GET YOUR FREE ARTIFICIAL GRASS AND INSTALLATION PRICE LIST TODAY Just fill in the from below and get instant access to the free price list today.