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    I’ve just done my back garden due to the grass being very patchy as it didn’t get much sunlight due to a tree and the fences. Also it means the kids can play outside all year in good weather without getting covered in mud. I did it all myself and it probably cost me £800ish and a couple of weeks. The most important part is making sure the base below the grass is done correctly, I took out about 4.5 ton of soil and turf and put back in about 3.5 ton of stone and sand making sure it was well compacted. 

     

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    12 hours ago, Wiggum said:

    I’ve just done my back garden due to the grass being very patchy as it didn’t get much sunlight due to a tree and the fences. Also it means the kids can play outside all year in good weather without getting covered in mud. I did it all myself and it probably cost me £800ish and a couple of weeks. The most important part is making sure the base below the grass is done correctly, I took out about 4.5 ton of soil and turf and put back in about 3.5 ton of stone and sand making sure it was well compacted. 

     

    Sounds exactly like what we want :) what size area did you do mate? 

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    20 hours ago, Lloyd90 said:

    Hello lads,

    Wondered if anyone of you have, or have experience of artificial grass?

     

    Our back yard isn't that big, and due to a tallish wall at the back and fences either side, the grass doesn't get enough sun year round to stay in good shape.

    Currently it's very patchy and some parts are just exposed earth, leading to the dog running through it and covering the kitchen floor in mud daily. 

     

    I am looking for advice on what to go for, we only have 3 smallish patches so it won't be much. Does it need to be very well fitted so you don't get issues? Could you DIY it or need to get a specialist in? 

    Is there a lot of work in the prep work and ground under the 'grass' ?? 

     

    Any particular ones to look out for? Obviously my dog needs to be able to go to the toilet on it... all mess is currently cleaned up right away, which is quite easy as he is raw fed. I am told you just give it a spray with the hose now and then and it's as good as new. 

     

    Thanks

     

    Lloyd 

     

    Yep, had artificial grass put down in 2017 for the same reason, muddy dog prints. Go for a short pile in the carpet, it makes picking up the mess so much easier.

     

    18 hours ago, Mice! said:

    lad at work has done it in two houses, well gardens before anyone starts, he even hoovers it.

    Do you watch not going out? Very good episode concerning grass.

    I've had the henry on mine on occasions.

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    I put it down in my back garden about 12 years ago, I bought it of ebay ex dog show used once. I believe it was top quality in its day. Easy to lay, just put 2x2 tanalised wooden frame and infill with sand then lay the grass on top like a carpet fixing at the edges with clout nails.I used to clean it every year and it came up like new. It was left for a couple of years untouched recently, but a quick going over with a wire brush and its back to looking like new again.. 

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    9 hours ago, Lloyd90 said:

    Sounds exactly like what we want :) what size area did you do mate? 

    It’s about 25 sq meters, we went for a tri-colour 35mm pile grass that was about £20 sq mtr but we got it cheaper on a promotion from artificial grass for less.

     

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