How to green-up your shed roof with artificial grass
In recent times garden sheds have become the focal point of many gardens. Here’s how to use artificial grass to give your shed a great new look that’s sure to make you the envy of all your neighbours! Preparing your shed roof and artificial grass Start by working out the area of your shed roof. To do this, measure the length by the width and multiply the two figures together to give you the area. Allow a few centimetres excess to allow for trimming. Prepare the roof by sweeping it with a stiff yard brush to get rid of any loose debris. Give the roof a rinse with clean water and allow it to dry. Cut a piece of artificial grass roughly to size using a craft knife. Fake grass is quite easy to cut, but you must use a sharp blade to avoid snagging and damaging the grass ‘carpet’. Fixing the artificial grass to the roof Now fix the artificial carpet to the shed roof, using the adhesive supplied. The adhesive usually comes in a large tube with a plastic spreading tool. Spread the adhesive over both sides of the shed roof with the tool provided, making sure that you give good coverage to the roof apex in order to prevent the grass from slipping. Lay the artificial grass over the roof, allowing a small overhang of the rough edges. Press the grass down firmly onto the adhesive. Now take a staple gun and apply a row of evenly spaced staples around the perimeter of the roof. You won’t be able to see the staples when the job’s finished as they’ll be obscured by the synthetic grass pile. Finishing touches for your artificial grass roof Finish off the job by trimming the overhanging edges of the grass with a sharp craft knife. Hold the grass flat with your hand as you cut to avoid wrinkles. Always cut with the sharp edge of the blade facing away from you, being careful to keep your fingers well out of the way. Now you can add a few individual finishing touches to your new grass roof by arranging silk flowers around the perimeter and fixing them to the artificial grass by using craft glue or staples. Give your garden a green makeover Just follow the guidelines above and you could have this simple DIY project complete in just a few hours. For more information on using artificial grass in your home and garden, contact us today.