Is your decking looking a little tired and worn after winter? Well, you can spend hours cleaning, treating and staining your decking. Or you can look at other options. One is to cover your sad looking deck with artificial grass. It’s a durable, high quality solution that looks great. Below, we answer some of your questions about the combination.
Of course! It’s a popular option for families and retired couples. It also works really well for families with dogs or other pets. It does need an underlay and some preparation but it still works as an attractive and affordable landscaping option. Below, Hayley Leitch talks about how artificial grass works for her family. She’s the star of Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners, and her own Youtube channel, Hayley’s Help.
Hayley talks about when her decking was damaged during the winter. When she was looking for ways to restore it, she came across the idea of artificial grass. She installed it on her deck, eliminating the need to fix, treat, and seal her decking forever. The new synthetic grass just needs an occasional hoover – making it easier for a busy mum of three.
It’s important for Hayley to cut back on maintenance costs of her outdoor space, which Buzz Grass has helped her achieve. It’s also great for putting the paddling pool out for her children. No more muddy footprints when they get in, or discoloured grass where the pool was set up. It also means no more grass and debris in the pool!
It’s also great for adults – Hayley explains how she does her yoga outside now, on the clean, soft artificial grass surface.
Hayley found it very easy to lay Buzz Grass.
When laying artificial grass on decking it’s best to start with a board. This will prevent the grass forming ridges and falling into the gaps between the boards. Next, lay down an underlay product – such as our performance pad – and secure it well.
Lay the grass onto the now clean and level area you are covering. Allow around 50mm of grass on each side of the area to trim off to ensure a perfect edge. Leave the grass overnight to settle, which will stop it wrinkling or creasing.
Cut and trim your artificial grass, using a sharp Stanley knife. Ensure that you cut the grass neatly to the edges of the decking.
To make the joins, use a high-quality outdoor tape and glue (you can purchase these from us too). Follow the instructions on the products. For decking, you can use a combination of adhesive and carpet tacks to fix the grass down.
Artificial grass is perfect for laying over decking. It’s easy to lay, looks great and solves a lot of problems for busy families. Hayley Leitch found it very useful for transforming her garden and reducing the hassle of natural grass. She solved the problems of mud, maintenance and marks with artificial grass, and is saving money to boot. If you want to fit artificial grass to your decking, check out our store and buy your own Buzz Grass, or one of our DIY artificial grass bundles.