In some situations, fixing the synthetic turf or plastic grid for example is essential. When it comes to a small area bordered by a wall or a low wall (a terrace or a balcony), you can hold your lawn in place using the weight of decorative elements or garden furniture. In all other cases, regardless of where it is laid, a synthetic turf attaches only to its outer periphery (and never in the middle). The choice of fixing technique will depend on the nature of the ground.
Weeding And Cleaning The Ground
On the soft ground (earth, sand, etc.), the best fixing is done using non-galvanized carpenter’s nails. For what? Because once buried, these nails will rust, and the rust will amalgamate with the ground and constitute the strongest fixings in the end.
Using a hammer, nail the grass around the entire periphery of your land. A nail every 2 meters between 1 and 2 centimeters from the edge.
For information, we do not recommend using “hooks” (or staples): not only do the staples come out of the ground too easily, but their heads will remain shiny and often visible, scattering your lawn with unwelcome little flashes of light.
Fixing On Hard Ground
On the hard ground (concrete, tiles, wood, etc.), all you have to do is glue the periphery of the surface (and only the periphery).
Use double-sided tape for temporary fixing or two-component polyurethane glue for permanent and durable fixing. This glue, commonly used in spaces dedicated to sports activities, will allow you to make an extremely strong hold on any hard surface. Glue the edges of the surface to be treated over a width of 10 cm.
In the case of a wooden or parquet floor, you can also use nails.
Attention, your land is logically provided with a slope favoring water evacuation. Plan to leave spaces devoid of glue to facilitate flow.
Finishing And Brushing Of Strands
Finally, use a construction push broom (with long, hard bristles) and brush the lawn to lift the flattened blades and give it its natural appearance. For best results, brush the lawn against the direction of the grain.