In the spring of 2021, we were commissioned to undertake an artificial grass project for a local nursery in West Wickham. The scope of the project was to create a usuable low maintenance surface for the nursery’s play area, replacing the current worn out grass and mud.
This project provided the perfect application for our Belgravia artificial gras. At 40mm in depth and with its incredibly dense pile, it creates a hard wearing, safe and low maintenance lawn.
The first step of this large project was to remove what remained of the existing natural lawn. This is undertaken with a Turf Cutter that cleanly cuts the grass away at the roots, allowing us to uplift and dispose of the old lawn, ready to be recycled.
The area of ground was fairly undulating and uneven, to ensure excessive quantities of subbase weren’t installed, we relevelled the existing earth to create a flatter and smooth surface.
Once our solid base of earth was prepped, we installed 200 m2 of Core Geotextile Landscaping Membrane. This prevents any weeds from breaking through the sub-base from the soil below, whilst still providing a breathable and free draining base.
Whilst the membrane was being installed one of our team installed the stainless-steel Core-Edge edging around the existing flower beds. Core-Edge creates the perfect edging for artificial grass as its quick to install, is safe to use in a playground setting and is composed of coated stainless steel making it incredibly long lasting.
At the end of day two, we found ourselves in a great position, with the old lawn removed, the membrane and edging installed, ready to begin importing our sub-base.
As we were installing around 17 Tonne of Granite Dust, we used a digger and tracked dumper to efficiently move this into position. We hire all our large plant machinery from a local company with whom we have worked alongside over the past 20 years, they ensure all our machinery is regularly serviced and up to date.