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How to Prepare Your Lawn for Artificial Grass in Vancouver

Artificial Grass Vancouver

If you have made the decision to install artificial grass in Vancouver, you can look forward to saving money and time over the years to come. It is clearly a good decision.

Artificial grass in Vancouver doesn’t need to be mowed, watered, or manicured. It doesn’t grow at all, yet looks lush and green 24/7, all year round. It is easy to purchase from our website at Turf Dealers and we can deliver it straight to you.

Once you order your artificial grass in Vancouver, the next step you will want to do is prepare the area in which it will be installed. Like artificial grass in Vancouver, this doesn’t require much work or maintenance but there are some things you can do.

Most people choose to lay artificial grass in Vancouver where their original lawn was. They are likely tired of maintaining it, and having pools of mud during the rainy winters and scarce brown sprigs during the dryer summers.

If this is your case, then you can either choose to install the artificial grass in Vancouver on top of the native soil or remove some of this and then add the sub base. What you choose to do is up to you and depends on your budget and time.

To have long-lasting artificial grass in Vancouver, we recommend using a sub base. The reason for this is that soil can expand and contract with weather, especially wet weather, which is plentiful in Vancouver. When it expands in the rain, it can push up your artificial grass in Vancouver and can cause it to fall over on itself, lending to a ‘crumpled’ appearance. While this is purely an aesthetic issue, it is probably something most people want to avoid after expecting a perfect looking lawn with artificial grass in Vancouver.

There are different materials that you can use for a sub base for artificial grass in Vancouver. These include high performance bedding (HPB), limestone screening and crushed miscellaneous base (CMB). These are made up of chips and gravel like material that does not expand in the rain. To install this, remove the top layer of soil and place the sub base material of your choice in its place. Once your artificial grass in Vancouver arrives, you can follow the handy instruction videos on our website to install it on top of the sub base.