Eco Lawn Installation


We are Installation Experts

Sit back and enjoy your perfect turf

The installation of artificial grass is a technical and labour intensive process, with the preparation of the ground/substrate being the most important step. At Eco Lawn we have done thousands of installs across all conditions imaginable, so our team is well equipped to deliver a perfect result which will stand the test of time. Scroll down to learn more.

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Eco Lawn uses the highest grade synthetic grass products in the world which are designed and manufactured to withstand New Zealand’s harshest climate.

Eco Lawn products include much stronger “polyurethane secondary backing” compared to less robust products on the market that are still using the cheaper, original, latex rubber backing material.

Customer satisfaction and durability are the primary concerns for us and thus we recommend our customers the best possible products and processes based on their requirements.

The products supplied by Eco Lawn carry 7-10 years of warranty which means our products aren’t going to fade or deteriorate on their own for at least 7-10 years depending on the product.

Take a look at our artificial grass installation process below:


1. Site Measure

  • Measure actual area
  • Measure product drops keeping the product roll width in mind

2. Site Access Consideration

  • Parking Availability
  • Skip Bin Placement
  • Aggregate Delivery Area
  • Wheelbarrow Access
  • Machinery Access
  • Stairs
  • Through House
  • Tile and other surface protection

3. Ground Stabilisation & Erosion Control

  • Various products are used for different situations
  • Geotek matting
  • Geohex erosion control & strength
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4. Site Drainage

  • Our standard groundworks preparation (90mm soil removal and dump & 100mm of Gap7 aggregate laid and compacted) improves drainage immensely.
  • A sump hole or holes can be added for additional drainage.
  • A cesspit can be added for additional drainage.
  • Drainage coil can be added for additional drainage.

5. Groundwork Preparation

  • Subject to what is specified in a quote we usually dig up and remove 90mm of soil.
  • Subject to what is specified in a quote, we usually apply 100mm of Gap7 aggregate, screed as required, compact (compaction reduces substrate to less than 80mm) and final screed to a fine finish.
  • Additional clean fill removal can be removed if required
  • Additional aggregate can be added if required

6. Edging and Containment

  • We often build low retaining walls to level off a section and allow for a flat lawn surface.
  • If the substrate is aggregate then the lawn area must be well contained to minimise the risk of aggregate getting washed away during a heavy downpour. Areas below decking is a common place for aggregate to leak if not contained properly.
  • You want to avoid allowing aggregate to touch timber fences and other timber structures that isn’t treated with H4 rating or above to avoid premature rotting of the timber.
  • Edging Types Include:
    • Timber
    • Steel Edging
    • Concrete Edging
    • Other

7. Grass Installation

  • Lay artificial grass and kick out large wrinkles
  • Cut synthetic grass to shape
  • Join synthetic turf using joining tape and adhesive if/where required
  • Non-Commercial fixing: Fix artificial grass to the ground using 130mm – 230mm ground pins with spacing approximately 250mm – 300mm apart around the perimetre.
  • Commercial fixing: Fix synthetic grass to timber plinth using turf adhesive and outdoor staples.
  • Spread and brush in the required amount of washed and dried sand into the artificial grass pile.
  • Hose the artificial turf with water if dusty to push dust and sand into the bottom of the artificial grass pile.
  • Clean the synthetic turf and surrounding areas.
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