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Artificial Grass Installation

Unrivalled Artificial Grass Installation Experience

Buy Lawn Direct has unrivalled experience in fake turf installations. Therefore, you can be rest assured knowing that our team of accredited landscapers and fake grass installers will assist you with your project from start to finish no matter how big or small it may be!

We are leaders in fake lawn installations by staying abreast with new technology. We do this by using the latest installing techniques and quality materials.

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We Only Use The Best Grass Materials Available

Using only the best available fake grass materials on the market and a focus on quality, you can be at ease knowing that you are in good hands at Buy Lawn Direct. We remain true to the same principles on which our company was founded over thirty years ago:

Providing superior service to our clients, putting safety first, creating opportunities for people and delivering exceptional work.

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Install Your Own Artificial Grass

1. MANAGE YOUR MATERIALS

Firstly, work out the materials that you will need to install your artificial turf. These will include geotextile weed killer, a turf cutter, a Stanley knife and accessories, such as tape and glue.

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2. ASSESS HEIGHT, WIDTH & LENGTH

Work out the height, width and length of the area that the artificial grass will fill and ensure that the area in which you wish to work is clear.

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3. REMOVE THE EXISTING SURFACE

This can be done by hand if it is a relatively small area being fitted with artificial grass. For larger areas, use a turf cutter.

However, it must be taken into account to never build your base on top soil!

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4. COMPACT THE GROUND

Confidently compact the ground by using a vibrating plate or roller. These can usually be hired from equipment hire centers for inexpensive prices.

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5. PREVENT ANY WEEDS

Once your base his been compacted, add a weed killing membrane on the area to be covered with fake grass. This will not only reduce the likeliness of weeds growing through the artificial grass but will also allow vital drainage.

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6. LAY YOUR SAND OR STONE BASE

Place down a minimum of 40mm of sharp and compacted sand or stone. If the sand is too dry, add a little wet sand and compact using your vibrating plate or roller.

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7. LAY YOUR SAND OR STONE BASE

Should you desire to use timber or other edging, place this down now. Ensure that edging is not higher than the final grass line, to allow the water to run-off the turf.

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8. ROLL OUT YOUR GRASS

Carefully roll out your artificial grass, being careful to not disturb the weed killing membrane as this will damage the leveling work on the base layer. Remember, your grass has a directional pile, so it will all need to face the same way if you have any joins.

We recommend laying the grass with the pile leaning towards your house or main area so that it looks more natural.

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9. LET THE GRASS SETTLE

It is advisable to now let your fake grass settle for a minimum of three hours and if possible, overnight. This will stop the grass from wrinkling or creasing.

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10. CUT & TRIM THE EDGES

After the settling process is complete, cut and trim the artificial grass, using a sharp Stanley knife, ensuring the grass is cut neatly around the edges.

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11. JOIN THE GRASS TOGETHER

In order to compose the joins of your grass, use a high-quality outdoor tape and glue, following the instructions on the products. Lay the tape and apply the adhesive, before pulling the grass edges together and applying some weight to them. This can be achieved with plant pots, stones or other heavy materials..

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12. PIN IT DOWN

When fitting our artificial turf, pin it down using landscaping pins. Should you be using a timber frame, you will need to utilise flat-headed galvanised nails.

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13. BRUSH THE GRASS UP AND RELAX

Finally, the fiber may be relatively flat from being rolled up, so be sure to brush against the pile to bring the fibers of the artificial grass upright. Then sit back and enjoy your artificial grass lawn!

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Artificial Grass Supply

Do You Need Buy Lawn Direct To Supply Artificial Grass?

The synthetic turf we supply in Melbourne is perfectly suited to outdoor life. Since we supply artificial grass & install synthetic turf, we can make it look so real that it’s often mistaken for the real thing. We believe that our products are the most realistic anywhere in the world.

Unlike natural grass that requires both strong fertilisers and harsh weed-killing chemicals, the fake turf we supply is lead-free and contains no hazardous chemicals. 

We Care About Service And We Care About Your Backyard!

Our friendly and professional synthetic grass installation team will bring everything to your residence and put their skills to the test as they expertly excavate, grade, install and weigh down your brand new grassed area.

Our team care about the job they do and deliver results to the highest standards, inspired by a determination to lay each blade of grass as if it were on their own property. They’re satisfied by a job well done and this drives them in achieving an efficient process and an outstanding result.

So let us do what we do best and handle the hard work while you relax and wait for your landscaping vision to appear in front of your eyes.

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Supply Questions

How Much Synthetic Turf Do I Need?

When your area is suitably prepared for the installation of your artificial grass (excavated to the correct level, cracker dust applied and compacted), you will need to determine how much artificial grass you will need.

Consider also the direction in which you will lay the artificial grass, as the blades are directional and will look different when viewed from different angles.

Therefore, you will need to lay all lengths the same way.

Additionally, as the artificial grass looks more natural-looking into the head of the blades, consider the direction from which it is most important for the artificial grass to look it’s best. 

Measuring Your Area

Measuring out your area for artificial grass is not the same as measuring for the amount of cracker dust you needed, as the cracker dust is loose-fill and your artificial grass comes from a fixed width roll.

Unless your area is a perfect rectangle that is the same width as the artificial grass roll, there will be wastage, and you will need to factor the wastage into your measurements, as well as considering the width of the artificial turf roll and the direction of the grass.

If your area has curves, you will need to square off your synthetic grass measurements.

Sometimes it is possible to alter other elements in your landscape to make your area for your synthetic grass more cost-effective. For example, if your area is 4.2metres wide, you might be able to extend a garden bed so the area is only 4metres wide, therefore making the area the same width as your roll of artificial grass.

If it all proves a little too tricky, or you just want someone to double-check your measurements, you can always request that a friendly Buy Lawn Direct representative to come out to help you measure.

How To Measure A Rectangle Or Square Lawn

If you have a rectangle or square lawn, congratulations! You are one of the lucky ones and measuring it is fairly simple. You will need to measure the length and width of the rectangle or square in metres to calculate an estimate of the amount of artificial grass required. Once you know the length and the width you simply multiply the two together.

For example:
Length = 8m. Width = 4m.
8m x 4m = 32m2.

How To Measure A Circle Lawn

The best way to get an estimate on how much fake grass you will need to cover a circle lawn is to measure the diameter of the area in metres. Once the diameter is known, multiply it by 0.80 then times it by the diameter again.

For example:
Diameter = 16m
16m x 0.80 = 12.8
12.8 x 16m = 204.8m2

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How To Measure An Oval Lawn

To calculate how much artificial grass you will need to cover an oval lawn, measure the length and width in metres, then multiply the length by 0.80 before multiplying it by the width.

For example:
Length = 9m. Width = 15m.
9m x 0.80 x 15m = 108m2

How To Measure A Triangle Lawn

To work out how much synthetic grass you will need to cover a triangle-shaped lawn, measure the base and height of the area in metres, then multiply the base by 0.50 before multiplying that by the height.

For example.
Base = 18m. Height = 12m.
18 x 0.50 x 12 = 108m2

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School & Education Artificial Grass

Lifelong Convenience

Easy, hassle-free maintenance that is perfect for time-pressed workers, families and pet-owners.

No More Maintenance

No pruning, feeding, watering or cutting required.
It is not affected by the climate, lack of water, sun, heat, frosts or torrential downpours.

No More Watering

Reducing your bills but also making a positive step towards water conservation and helping our under-pressure planet.

100% Kids & Pets Safe

Our artificial grass is completely safe & fun for children and pets to play on. Our products are a safe, clean and durable alternative playground surface.

Natural Feel & Touch

Our artificial grass is extremely realistic providing a natural feel & look. It provides a beautiful aesthetic to your house & streetscape.

Before & Afters Of Some Of Our Projects

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