How artificial grass drains water (avoiding muddy puddles!)
Artificial grass has become a popular alternative to natural grass due to its low maintenance requirements, durability, and year-round aesthetic appeal. One of the concerns people often have about artificial grass is how it drains water, especially during heavy rain.
Artificial grass is designed to drain water in a way that is similar to natural grass. When fit properly by qualified, experienced installers, water simply drains through holes in the base. Of course, heavier rainfall may take longer to dry out than a light shower, as you’d expect. This process is similar to how water drains through soil and natural grass. The water then seeps into the underlying layers and eventually makes its way into the ground below.
The installation process is essential for successful drainage. When installing your grass, we follow the following steps;
1 ) The ground is prepared. We start by digging out your existing lawn and removing and large stones, bricks and other obstructions.
2 ) Once the ground is level and compacted, we install a non woven geo textile weed barrier to help prevent the growth of weeds from below, whilst still allowing drainage
3 ) To ensure a neat and even finish, a lot of attention is put around the perimeter of the lawn for a solid, secure and permanent edge. We can also add brick or slab edging if there is not a solid one already in place
4 ) To get an even surface we will infill the area with hardcore/type 1
5 ) We level off the ground and vibrate down
6 ) The sand layer is then applied and levelled off
7 ) After the foundations have been made we lay your chosen artificial grass in place
8 ) Final checks are made, ensuring all waste and debris is removed leaving your garden looking brand new!