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How do you prepare ground for laying artificial grass?

| Jan 8 9:49 PM

Any do's and don't that anyone can recommend? Is there anything we should be aware of before laying the artificial grass?

2 Answers

The reasons for preparing the ground before laying artificial grass are to provide proper drainage and smooth solid (compacted) surface. In order to achieve that, the followings needs to be done as a summary:

1. Excavate the existing lawn or ground by about 3-4" 

2. Lay drain rock and compact

3. Lay decomposed granite or similar and compact

4. As options, you can add weed barriers or gopher wires or even zeolite materials (for neutralizing pet urine)

You can always find the detailed installation information at this link:

Jan 13
Wow, I thought I can just lay it down and nail them

In certain desert areas, drainage might not be a concern, all you should do is to use a layer of decomposed granite or alike at couple of inches, compact to 90% and smooth out evenly.

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