Do you offer a supply and install service?
Yes. Verde offer a supply and install service for all of our cricket installations. However for landscaping, domestic and golf applications, we prefer to recommend one of our contractors who are able to offer a more competitive price as they will be based in your vicinity. We have in excess of 500 installers nationwide and a select few who are ‘top of the range fully tried and tested and meet all of our criteria' these are our accredited installers. See our local installers page or call Verde for our recommendations.
Is it hard to install?
No. Not usually. The difficult part is ensuring that your base construction is compact, solid, level and free draining. Once installed the installation will be there for years, so you don’t want your base to fail. Self-installation instructions are available on our installation guide.
What sort of base is acceptable?
See installation guide
Can I install artificial grass on top of my existing lawn?
Yes, if it is flat and free draining. However, we strongly recommend that you remove at least your existing turf before fitting the artificial grass. This will provide a much more even and long lasting installation.
Why is sand infill used?
Kiln-dried silica sand is used mainly to hold the artificial grass in place, whilst ensuring that no hindrance to drainage occurs. The sand also protects the tufts, especially on open pile grasses and often assists in the natural appearance of the finished products.
What is rubber infill?
Rubber infill is used to provide additional cushioning and safety protection. When applied for a golf application, it is there to grip the tee-peg, allow the club to drive through the surface and provide natural playing characteristics and appearance.
Are infill surfaces better than non-infill surfaces?
This depends on the product, installation and more importantly, the application. If a sand infill is recommended then it is there for a reason. If unsure, please contact Verde for more information.
Which grasses do you infill?
Verdeturf, Super Verdeluxe, Super Verdeturf (optional), Verdeluxe (optional) and Verdelawn (optional).
What grasses do you not need infill for?
Verdegrass, Super Verdegrass, VerdePlay, VerdePitch Top 2010 and VerdeSport 2010. For Verdelawn, Verdeluxe and Super Verdeturf sand is optional.
If I have a sand infill artificial grass will it get in my shoes and in the house?
Not if installed correctly. Products such as Super Verdeturf, Verdeluxe and Verdelawn are sand-dressed products. Due to their construction, the sand is not visible to the eye once installed. Sand will initially be visible with Verdeturf, but this will reduce as the pile fibrillates and hides the sand. Verdeturf is extremely hardwearing and the sand infill is a crucial part of the installation with this product.
What can we use for edging?
There are a variety of products which can be used for edging, depending on your required finished appearance. Timber surrounds, flags, soil, stone and specialist plastic and metal edging strips are all ideal. See our installation guide for more information.
What holds down the artificial grass?
In most instances, the sand infill holds the grass in place. In non-sand filled products the grass needs to be either adhered to a solid sub-base or fixed to a perimeter surround (such as a timber edging) if over an unbound area.
How easy is it to cut and shape artificial grass?
Always cut the ‘back side’ of the grass with a sharp knife and straight edge, where possible cut between the picks to minimise fraying. Cutting and shaping is relatively simple to some people but an ‘art’ for others. If unsure, please employ one of our accredited installers.
How do I join the artificial grass together?
With the use of our specialised jointing tape and all-weather adhesive. Please see installation guide for further details.
How will I cope with the part of the garden which is always wet?
This area will remain wet unless adequate drainage is provided. Please ensure that this is catered for prior to the installation of Verde Artificial Grass.
How is grass fixed to hard floors?
Either loose laid or spot adhered with the use of our all-weather adhesive. Fully bonding to a solid sub-base is ideal as long as there is a corner to allow the water to run off freely. All-weather adhesive will prevent any water draining through the artificial grass.
Can artificial grass be installed on wooden decking?
Yes. This is a very common requirement, especially when decking is starting to fail, rot or show signs of deterioration. Fixing with the use of small tacking pins is strongly recommended as the pinheads will hide in the pile. Spot adhesive is also a popular option.
Can artificial grass be applied to a roof?
Yes. Fixing is strongly recommended to prevent the surface lifting in the wind and to ensure safety. Certain adhesives are better than others, especially with asphalt roofs. Contact Verde for full recommendations.
Can synthetic garden flooring be laid over gravel?
Yes. The gravel needs to be compacted (ideally with a roller or wacker plate) and then dressed with a low level of sand or fine aggregate, to ensure a smooth sub-base is provided.
Can you lay artificial grass on sloped areas?
Yes. As long as there is a maximum of 45% and it is possible to walk up the slope. On steep slopes extra fixing is required down the slope at regular intervals.