How long does an average garden take to complete with artificial grass?
As with any new investment, it is important to weigh up the pros and cons before taking the plunge. Aside from cost and feasibility, time taken to complete the project is one that you’ll want to factor in too.
The garden is one of the most used areas of the family home (when it isn’t raining that is!). If you decide to get yourself a brand spanking new artificial lawn, knowing roughly how long it will take to complete will give you not only peace of mind, but a deadline to quell the protests of the kids…
Pre-project points to address
To begin working out how long the project will take to complete, there are a few key elements that will decide the due date.
Firstly, you will need to decide how much of your garden will be converted to artificial grass. The larger the area, the greater time needed. It’s simple correlation, but it’s definitely worth mentioning! A large back garden will take much longer than a small installation in a 5x5m plot, etc.
As a rule of thumb you can expect anything under 50M2 to be completed within 1 day, 55-80M2 will be two days and then anything above 100M2 is likely to take 3+ days.
Amount of time taken depends on who is involved in the installation
The time taken to fit the grass will come down to who is fitting it. A certified professional will take much less time than if you were planning to put your DIY skills to the test. Not to mention – the finished product will likely be a lot more refined, requiring much less future maintenance.
You could of course give it a shot if you feel you are up to the task. You may save a little money, but you can guarantee that your garden will be looking like a building site for a lot longer than it needs to be! The garden is meant to be used and enjoyed, not to be observed from the sidelines as it undergoes the transformation you might get around to doing one day.
Hiring a professional or paying a little extra for the artificial turf company to fit the grass themselves is going to be the quickest and safest way to install it. On average, artificial grass companies can fit your new turf within 1-2 days. This involves removing any existing turf, adding a sub-base, installing meshing, flattening the ground with a compactor and of course, laying down the artificial turf.
Choosing the right option for you
The decision is in your hands, if you have lots of time and expertise then you could give it a shot yourself. But for a safe, reliable and quality finish, I would play it safe and let the experts do it. The last thing you want is to pay for the materials and install it incorrectly, having to rip it up and redo it all again.
Contact a member of the artificial grass group team today to organise your three approved quotations.