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What Happens if You Lay Artificial Grass on Soil?

guide to artificial grass laying on soil

Discover the intricacies of laying artificial grass on soil in our latest blog post. Delve into what happens when you choose this modern landscaping solution. We’ll explore critical considerations like soil preparation, drainage, and the long-term impact on your garden.

Learn from our expertise as seasoned artificial grass installers. This post promises practical insights, helping you make an informed decision for your outdoor space. With over ten years of experience in the industry, trust us to guide you through transforming your garden with high-quality artificial lawns.

Let us show you why we’re Scotland’s go-to artificial grass company.

What Happens if You Lay Artificial Grass on Soil?

If you’re contemplating laying artificial grass directly on the soil, it’s essential to reconsider. Placing artificial grass directly on topsoil or any soil type is not advisable. The immediate concern is an uneven surface on your new artificial turf. Over time, weed growth can occur, leading to unsightly patches and maintenance headaches.

The Importance of a Solid Base On Top of Soil

Before laying artificial grass, a solid base is crucial. This starter guide to installing artificial grass will help.

This base usually consists of a layer of crushed stone or sand. It ensures stability and prevents sinking and unevenness with soil foundations.

Ensuring You Have Proper Drainage

Soil alone doesn’t offer sufficient drainage. Without proper drainage, water can pool on the surface, affecting the longevity and appearance of the artificial grass. A well-prepared base facilitates better water management. More on how artificial grass should drain here.

Preventing Weed Growth

While artificial grass doesn’t support weed growth, seeds can find their way into the most minor gaps. A weed membrane between the base and the grass can prevent this. Something lying directly on the soil won’t be achieved.

Maintaining the Look and Feel

Over time, soil can shift, leading to an uneven artificial lawn. This affects the aesthetic and can lead to premature wear and tear. Proper installation on a suitable base preserves the lawn’s appearance and feel.

Understanding the Investment

Investing in artificial grass is about the product and the installation process. Skimping on proper preparation can lead to more costs and effort in the long run.

Opting for the correct installation method ensures a lasting, beautiful, practical outdoor space. While laying artificial grass directly on soil might seem more straightforward, it’s a shortcut that costs more in the long run. Remember, a bit of effort now saves a lot of hassle later!

If you’re in Scotland and pondering the leap to artificial grass, especially after learning about the pitfalls of laying it on soil, we’re here to make your journey smooth and satisfying.

With our decade-long expertise, from a humble Grangemouth warehouse to our vibrant new showroom in Greengairs, we understand Scottish gardens like no other. Our team, rooted in family values, is dedicated to finding the perfect artificial grass solution for your home- a pet-friendly garden or a stylish rooftop haven.

We pride ourselves on providing top-notch service, from free site consultations to meticulous installation and aftercare. And remember, our artificial lawns aren’t just green; they’re seasoned with years of knowledge, awards in customer service, and a commitment to the community and environment.

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Gordon MacDonald, founder of The Artificial Grass Company Scotland, is a leading expert in artificial grass installation. Since 2014, his family-run business has excelled in providing comprehensive solutions for residential to commercial projects across central Scotland. Known for exceptional customer service, Gordon ensures quality, innovation, and sustainability in every installation, with a dedication to enhancing outdoor spaces.

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