Eco Lawn Installation


Artificial Grass Installation

Preparation of the ground/substrate is the most important and labour intensive stage of the artificial grass installation process. If done correctly, you can sit back and enjoy your usable, maintenance-free lawn for many years.

Eco Lawn uses the highest grade products manufactured in Australia which are capable of withstanding New Zealand’s climate which is why we do not compete on pricing with cheap alternative products in the market.

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

4. Site Drainage

  • Our standard ground works preparation (70mm soil removal and dump & 80mm 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

  • Dig up and remove 70mm of soil.
  • Apply 80mm 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.
  • 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.