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How to Join Artificial Grass

How often do you make experiments to test your DYI skills? Have you seen how professional gardeners join artificial grass?

It doesn’t matter whether you have some experience in laying down artificial grass or you are a complete lay person, we decided to give you our nitty-gritty advice.

This new guide will boost your gardening skills in applying artificial grass by using only adhesive gun and moisture, joining tape and, of course, some patience.

Table of Contents:

Supplies needed

Before you start joining artificial grass, be sure you have all the needed supplies at hand. If you don’t have the following items, run down to the local hardware store and buy them:

  • Joining tape
  • Polyurethane adhesive

Tools for the job

To make the whole process of artificial grass joining easier, it’s best you have the following tools:

  • Adhesive gun
  • Box cutter

Joining artificial grass

Step 1: Sync the strands

Lay the artificial grass. The most crucial part is to make sure that all the pieces of artificial grass look in the same direction. This way you will ensure the synchronization of the strands. Upon completion, fold back the joining edges. The distance would come roughly to 29-31 cm between each grass patch.

Step 2: Achieve the perfect joint

Leave space between the beads. If you have to cut any of the beads on one of the patches, make sure to leave sufficient space between the beads but not between the two pieces of grass you are about to join.

Step 3: Place the two pieces together

Very often inexperienced gardeners are tempted to use glue to join the two pieces. However, with our recent discovery we can assure you that you will only need to place the two pieces of artificial grass in order to join them. What’s more, to join two pieces you would need approximately 3-4 minutes.

Step 4: Fold back the joining edges

How do the two pieces of grass look now?
You can determine in a blink of an eye if you look at them from above.
Does the result meet your expectations?
If yes, then proceed with folding back the joining edges.

Step 5: Apply the adhesive moisture

The next step is to first start with laying the tape down and proceeds with placing the two pieces of grass over the tape. After that, in equal amounts with an adhesive gun continue by applying either an impero or polyurethane moisture over the tape in a zigzag pattern.

Step 6: Give it time to dry

So far we learnt how to properly unfold a piece of artificial grass, how to evaluate the work and when we should apply the glue and tape.
Now it’s time to see how we actually join the two pieces of grass by using an impero or polyurethane adhesive. The moisture will guarantee you that everything is in place.
After that, you only need to give it some time to dry properly.

Step 7: Keep the strands upright

After completing step 6 if you still need to use sand to dress the artificial grass, make sure the sand is kiln-dried. Use a thick brush when you are brushing the chunks. This way you will keep the strands upright in case they’ve been shrunk for some reason. 

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  • Estimate how many square metres your garden is in order to find out how much artificial grass you need to purchase.
  • Prepare a shopping list that includes the amount of artificial grass, tape, adhesive moisture and an adhesive gun.
  • Choose a sunny day, free a few hours from your schedule and start executing the aforementioned steps.
  • Don’t forget to enjoy the work in progress because the final destination (result) will be worthless unless you enjoy the journey.

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