Frequently Asked Questions
A few of our most frequently asked questions:
No Grass King don’t install artificial grass we only supply.
If you are looking for an installer then local Landscape and Gardening companies who have experience in the preparation and laying of artificial grass will be able to help. Trust a Trader and yell.com type websites are a good starting point. The cost to have someone install artificial grass varies but, as a guide, you should expect to pay between £25.00 and £35.00 per square metre, this will include labour, all fitting materials, accessories and a skip (if one is required), the cost of the artificial grass is extra.
Yes Grass King artificial grass is easy to install with some basic DIY skills, however you do need to be physically fit as there is heavy lifting and maybe some digging required. There are plenty of YouTube instruction videos on the subject but to get a basic idea of what is involved have a look at our handy installation guide HERE and for a more in-depth fitting guide Click HERE. Please feel free to contact us if you require further information on installing our artificial grass.
Installing your artificial grass correctly will go a long way in helping to deal with pet urine odours. Make sure your sub-base is permeable – liquid needs to be able to pass through the sub-base and drain away quickly, consider laying a sub-base of 20mm limestone chippings to a depth of 50mm (2 inches). It’s also important to make sure your weed membrane is laid BENEATH the sharp sand or grano laying course and not directly under the grass, this avoids any urine getting trapped between the layers.
No we do not recommend you lay artificial grass directly onto soil. We recommend that Grass King artificial grass is laid on a base of sharp sand or grano to a depth of at least 40mm with a weed membrane underneath to protect against weed growth. To see our handy installation guide Click Here
Not only do our products look and feel like natural grass – they are soft yet very hard wearing.
Yes Grass King artificial grass is very easy to clean. If you discover any stains on your artificial grass, including animal waste, use warm water and washing up liquid along with a stiff brush to remove them and just hose off when finished. For more tricky oil-based marks, you can easily remove them either using a weak bleach to water solution (1:100) or you can even use white spirits and a cloth – please ensure you test these on a small sample patch first to check this is suitable. Make sure you always hose off detergents or cleaning fluids when finished.
Although Grass King artificial grass is low maintenance it will require some care and attention now and then to keep it looking it’s best. It’s a simple, short procedure to maintain your artificial lawn with the following maintenance procedures which should be carried out every 10-12 weeks.
Step 1 – Keep It Clean
Remove any debris from the artificial grass, this includes: wooden twigs, stones, leaves and general unwanted rubbish. This is important as it helps prevent encouraging weed growth. A leaf blower is a handy tool to have around for this purpose.
Step 2 – Give It A Brush
Brushing the artificial grass with a stiff brush is the only way you can prevent it from growing algae and becoming dirty. To start with ensure you brush against the pile direction across all of the lawn.
Step 3 – Removing Stains
If you discover any stains on your artificial grass, including animal waste, use warm water and washing up liquid along with a stiff brush to remove them and just hose off when finished. For more tricky oil-based marks, you can easily remove them either using a weak bleach to water solution (1:100) or you can even use white spirits and a cloth – please ensure you test these on a small sample patch first to check this is suitable. Make sure you always hose off detergents or cleaning fluids when finished.