1. Excavate the area.

2. Lay crusher dust and compact with vibrating plate. This gives you a solid foundation to work with, prevents sinkage and an uneven surface developing over time. The level of crusher dust, when compacted, should be 15-20mm below the finished height of the surrounding edging/paving.

3. Levelling the base correctly is very important. Having correct levels ensures any surface water runs directly to any available drains, away from the building and gives you a perfect bowling green finish. This takes time but has a huge effect on the end product.

4. Lay your artificial grass, making sure you start from one edge and roll out. Cut the overhanging quantities with a sharp Stanley knife. Remove the black strip from both sides of the grass. This cannot be used to join the grass.

5. Once the turf is all cut in you’re ready to start gluing the joins together. Each join is underlayed with joining tape along the seams. Using a 3mm tooth tiling trowel, apply the specially made adhesive evenly along the joining tape as you go.

6. Once all the joins have been glued to the joining tape, simply nail all of the perimeters down at 500mm intervals using flat head spikes. This must also be applied to the joining seams.

7. Top dress the grass with an even sprinkling of infill sand. A broom can be used at this stage to sweep in the sand evenly and to also brush the grass blades straight and vertical.