Can you use Artificial Grass on Decking?
Can you use Artificial Grass on Decking?
Posted: June 24, 2018

Can you use Artificial Grass on Decking?

Have you ever wondered whether you can lay artificial grass onto your decking?

The short answer is yes! The long answer is that it requires a slightly different installation technique to artificial grass ground projects. Don’t worry, though. It’s not complicated. You may have installed decking a few years ago when garden makeover shows were all the rage, and they couldn’t wait to get the two by fours out. Now, it’s a little bit dated. Perhaps even looking a bit worse for wear. Or maybe you just want to transform your garden quickly and easily. Artificial grass is one of the best ways to do it. Read on to find out how.

Benefits of using artificial grass on decking:

  • Artificial grass is easy to install on decking, and can completely change the look of your garden
  • You don’t have to worry about drainage because water will drain however it drains normally
  • Namgrass is durable and practically maintenance free!

How to install:

Adding artificial grass to decking is very similar to attaching carpet to a wooden floor.

  • Clear the area of debris and furniture
  • Clean the decking with a pressurised hose or a scrubbing brush
  • Apply a damp-proofing treatment (optional)
  • Allow to dry for 48 hours
  • Apply marine plywood or shockpad over the decking. This helps to smooth the surface if you have deep grooves in the decking
  • Lay the grass out for at least an hour so it can settle
  • Secure the corners by spot gluing or using screws

Things to note:

Make sure that your decking is in good condition before installing artificial grass. If your decking is rotten or particularly uneven, then it may not be the best candidate for artificial grass installation. You may need to replace or repair your decking. Alternatively, you could dig out the entire area instead, and install the artificial grass on the cleared area. If you’re worried about drainage, you can drill through both the ply and the decking to add extra holes.

Bonus: Artificial Grass on Paving

Installing artificial grass on paving is very similar to installing it on decking. The only difference is that you can’t screw into your patio, and should use glue. As above, you could remove the patio completely and instead use timber edging to secure your new artificial lawn.

Have you installed Namgrass over decking? Show us your project on Twitter or Facebook @NamgrassUK.

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