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Artificial turf preparation: What type of edging is required when installing artificial grass

DIY Artificial turf installation step two:  How do I secure the turf on the edges of my artificial grass install.

We always get asked how we secure our artificial grass around the edges of the turf area. Securing the edging around the perimeter of your new artificial turf DIY installation is extremely important. This barrier helps to keep the underlying basecourse in place and prevents the edges of the basecourse from moving and dropping away. We highly recommend using 50mm x 150mm H4 Ground treated timber with supporting pegs at 500mm centres. The timber can be left exposed and when stained creates a perfect garden edge keeping the garden soil/mulch in place and separate from the artificial turf surface.

If you’d like to really secure the edges on all sides, particularly if your site is exposed to high wind,  you could install 75mm x 25mm H4 ground treated timber edge on the inside of surrounding concrete paths – leave this 15mm down and glue/nail the turf to the top of this 25mm wide edging so that it is not visible. Always finish the basecourse level 15mm below the surrounding edges, this is important! This will leave 20-25mm of the turf pile above the timber edge/concrete footpath/driveway or pavers. Leaving the turf slightly lower than the surrounding edges protects base of the turf preventing it from lifting and provides the perfect height of pile above the surrounding surface just like a freshly mown real lawn!

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