Step by Step Instructions for Laying Rolled Synthetic Turf
Rolled turf is cultivated and harvested in lawn schools over large areas; it is nothing more than a classic lawn that you can buy ready-made. As soon as the turf is dense enough, special machines “peel” the lawn along with a thin layer of subsoil and roll it up. The turf owes its name to this process – and the fact that the turf can be rolled out so easily in your own garden.
Choosing the right artificial grass
Artificial turf is available in many different versions in Reform Sports’ products list, It is offered in rolls of different widths. For smaller areas, the rollers should not be too wide. Since the artificial grass types differ in color from each other, it is best to buy the desired grass locally. Then it will be easier to choose the right shade. Inexpensive offers are already available affordable prices per square meter, but there are also types of artificial turf at square meter prices of so high prices and more. If you want to enjoy your new lawn for a long time, you should dig a little deeper into your pocket and buy a high-quality Artificial lawn carpet with good drainage properties.
- Start laying turf in a corner and roll the turf evenly along one edge. You can use this as a guide for all other pieces of lawn.
- Work without gaps, avoid cross joints and overlapping.
- Use a knife or spade to trim the edges of the sod strips to fit.
- So that the lawn is not stepped on at certain points when laying, get formwork boards or chipboard and place them on the lawn in the areas that you want to work on next. In this way you avoid dents and holes in the turf, which you can only smooth out afterwards with a lot of effort.
- When the turf is in place, the lawn roller is used again. This gives the roots better ground contact. Make sure that you only step on the already compacted areas and move carefully.
- Immediately water the new lawn generously with about 15 to 20 liters of water per square meter, but in such a way that no puddles form.
Laying the artificial turf
Once the selected turf rolls have been purchased, the artificial turf can be laid. The floor should be as dry as possible, as laying is then easier and no damp spots can form. At one end of the patio or balcony, start rolling out the sod in individual strips. At the end of each lane, the reel is marked with a
Cut to length with a sharp knife. The lawn can be easily divided with a carpet knife. Lay as many lanes until the entire area is covered. There must be no gaps between the tracks. Otherwise there is a risk of getting caught in it and falling while running. The seams may also ripple and create tripping hazards on the floor. Therefore, press the seams together very firmly.
Fix seams with glue
Once the area has been completely laid out, the artificial turf adhesive is used. The edges of the artificial turf are glued together. As a result, they cannot slip, but form a dense surface without tripping hazards. Finally, the lawn is fixed to the ground with special anchors to prevent slipping when walking or playing. The lawn carpet can be swept away with a hard broom so that the stalks straighten up. As soon as the glue has dried, which usually takes no longer than an hour, the garden furniture can be put away again. Since the lawn carpet can be cut into shape very well, round or curved areas can also be covered with the artificial lawn.
The following work steps are necessary for a professional laying of the artificial turf:
- Clear the balcony or patio
- Level and dry the floor
- Unroll artificial grass and cut to desired length
- Fix seams with artificial turf glue
- sweep area
- attach fastening anchors if necessary
Artificial grass maintenance
The lawn on the balcony requires little maintenance. Unlike real grass, the area does not need to be mowed or weeded. Regular cleaning with a vacuum cleaner keeps the lawn looking beautiful. You can remove coarse dirt with a broom or a leaf rake. Legacies left by the dog can be removed with lukewarm water and a brush. From time to time you should check whether waterlogging has formed under the lawn. Above all, if the balcony or terrace is on the weather side, there is otherwise a risk that mold will form due to the moisture, which can damage not only the lawn carpet but also the subsoil. With the right care, you can enjoy the lawn on your balcony or terrace for up to 15 years.