How we install artificial grass

We’re often asked how to install artificial grass, we have developed a very specific installation process to ensure our grass looks and performs better for longer. Read below for our 8 step process of how Wonderlawn installs artificial lawns.

The way your artificial grass is installed makes a great difference to the appearance and longevity of your lawn

Every Wonderlawn includes professional installation as standard. Our installation teams follow a dedicated process and use specific machinery, which ensures that your artificial lawn is level, looks natural and lasts. We DON’T use sharp sand and timber, like other companies, as sand is unstable over time and timber rots.

That’s why, unlike conventional artificial lawns, Wonderlawn comes with a 10-year warranty that includes the grass, installation AND the base work.

1. Turf removed/dig out

Wonderlawn installers start by removing your existing lawn with a professional turf cutter to leave it clean and ready for the next stage.

Any rocks, debris and other contaminates are also removed.

2. Stone sub base

In most cases, we begin with a layer of compacted stone to ensure adequate drainage and a solid, stable base.

3. Fine granite aggregate and levelling

We use granulated granite rather than much cheaper sharp sand that most other companies rely on, because it provides a much more stable, longer lasting, better draining base. All of which is levelled and compacted.

4. Commercial grade weed membrane

To prevent the growth of weeds through the grass, a commercial grade weed membrane is applied. Cheaper membrane’s will degrade over time and allow weeds to grow through your artificial grass installation.

5. Grass laid and joined

Your Wonderlawn artificial grass of choice is cut to size, laid and joined where necessary. The edges are cut into site to create as natural a finish as possible.

6. Specialist infill distributed

The correct infill is CRITICAL in all artificial grass. Without it, the grass structure and resilience relies on the supporting thatch to keep the grass upright. The infill needs to be applied using spreading machines and layered in at the correct depth. When installed correctly, it isn’t seen, does not come out, but holds the grass in the correct position and helps it remain upright.

7. Motorised brushing

We brush in the infill with a specialised brush which heats the fibres, lifts the pile and allows the infill to fall into the correct position. With this machine it is possible to get the grass upright, and in a uniform way.

8. Clean down and completion

Wonderlawn installers then make sure that any debris is removed, the area is washed down, and a final quality check is made.

Once a Wonderlawn is installed, it requires very little maintenance so sit back, have a cold one and admire your perfect lawn.


For over 10 years, we have been supplying and installing the UK’s leading artificial grass.

Our experience and in-depth knowledge of the industry and it’s products has brought us to the forefront of artificial grass installation, which is why we are able to provide innovative products, high quality installations and industry leading guarantees. We pride ourselves on great looking, longer lasting lawns and customer service to be proud of.

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