Most quality artificial grass installation companies install their grass in broadly the same way. Wonderlawn do things slightly differently.
We currently install artificial grass in these areas:
We are finding recently that a large percentage of our work in the Newcastle area is now coming from personal recommendation which we feel speaks volumes as it confirms that both our domestic and commercial customers are very happy with our service and product.
So if you live in Newcastle or the surrounding areas and are considering having artificial grass installed and looking for a professional and trustworthy company then give us a call today for a chat, or alternatively visit our contact page to request a free sample of our product and see for yourself how realistic it is. Our experienced team are always here to help with any questions or queries you may have no matter how big or small.
At Wonderlawn we truly believe that we are one of the top Artificial Grass companies not only in the Newcastle area, but the North East so if you’re thinking ‘Artificial Grass Newcastle’ think Wonderlawn.
The Artificial Grass Installation Process
Everything starts with the removal of the turf and disposing of that material. Once the ground is clear, we install, level and compact a granulated granite base, or an engineered base followed by a screed.
Most installers will use sharp sand at this stage because it’s cheaper, but history shows us that sharp sand is prone to settlement issues. On top of this finished base we lay a covering of a commercial quality weed suppressant. Once your artificial grass is laid, joined where necessary and cut into shape we can then begin the infill process.
Wonderlawn and its approved installers use special Kiln Dried Sand from one quarry. It needs to be non-angular and of a certain grain size and colour. Using professional sand spreaders this sand is evenly distributed over and into the lawn and then brushed in with a motorised brush.
Why a motorised brush?
Artificial Lawns are stored like carpets, rolled up. From point of manufacture it may be 6 months before the rolls are used on an installation. Once unrolled, the fibres are flat in one direction and need to be brushed upright to their original manufactured position. In hot sun this is easy as you can use the sun to heat the backing and assist the fibres to straighten.
The UK does not have that advantage so a specialised motorised brush is required with bristles that are made specifically for this product. This produces an energy (heat) in the fibres which straightens them up (a bit like a hair straightener works). Simple brushing with a stiff broom does not achieve this. All Wonderlawn installation teams use these machines. These are not to be confused with motorised sweeping brushes which should not be used on artificial grass as the hard bristles on these brushes can damage the grass.
Finally, your site is cleaned, washed down and we leave you to enjoy your artificial grass installation and new garden.