Our Artificial Grass Installation For Moles
A mole infestation should not be any more of an issue for you, when you have a new artificial lawn. For starters, general building and construction work tends to dissuade moles from popping up in areas. Installing artificial grass involves some digging and the use of equipment such as a whacker plate which make noise and vibrations unwelcome to a mole. As well as this we can put down a mole barrier. This is some wire mesh laid down before the aggregates that deters the mole from digging any further. As if that wasn’t enough, the layer of aggregates are not an ideal environment for moles to burrow through, so they are deterred once more from coming up to the surface.
Installing artificial grass is a humane way of dealing with a mole infestation that not only deters moles from returning but also repairs the damage they have done. It can be difficult to re-seed a lawn that has been plagued with mole holes and tunnels, with earth churned up and brought to the surface. By installing artificial grass you have the ground leveled with a secure draining base installed and a lovely green lawn all year round.
How To Lay Artificial Grass For Moles
Remove existing soil
This can be done by hand if it is a relatively small area being fitted with artificial grass. For larger areas, use a turf cutter. However, it must be taken into account to never build your base on top soil!
Add a layer of G5 + Compact the area
Confidently compact the ground by using a vibrating plate or roller, the add a 50mm layer of G5, the G5 is coarse and hard for moles to burrow through and act as the first layer of protection against moles.
Add Chicken Mesh (Wire netting)
This is the second and most important part of the artificial grass installation for moles. This ensure that the moles cannot resurface and forced to move else where and protecting your sub base.
Add the weed barrier
Once your base his been compacted, add a weed killing membrane on the area to be covered with synthetic grass. This will not only reduce the likeliness of weeds growing through the artificial grass but will also allow vital drainage.
Add the sub base (to allow drainage)
Place down a minimum of 50mm of sharp and compacted sand or stone. If the sand is too dry, add a little wet sand and compact using your vibrating plate or roller.
Add the concrete borders (non decorative, only for securing the grass)
We then add a mixture of cement and and aggregated stone to create a 10cm border around the edges of the area. We ensure that the concreteedging is not higher than the final grass line, to allow the water to run-off the turf.
Lay your artificial grass
Carefully roll out your artificial grass, being careful to not disturb the weed killing membrane as this will damage the levelling work on the base layer. Remember, your grass has a directional pile, so it will all need to face the same way if you have any joins. We recommend laying the grass with the pile leaning towards your house or main area so that it looks more natural.
Carefully trim the edges
After the settling process is complete, cut and trim the artificial grass, using a sharp Stanley knife, ensuring the grass is cut neatly around the edges.
Glue the joints together
In order to compose the joins of your grass, use our high-quality outdoor tape and glue, following the instructions on the products. Lay the tape and apply the adhesive, before pulling the grass edges together and applying some weight to them. This can be achieved with plant pots, stones or other heavy materials.
Brush the artificial grass
Finally, the fibre may be relatively flat from being rolled up, so be sure to brush against the pile to bring the fibres of the artificial grass upright. Then sit back and enjoy your artificial grass lawn!
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Book a complimentary site with one of our experienced technical consultants. They will help you determine what can be done in your specific area and what products will be best for your application.They can also assist we bespoke luxury landscape designs ensuring you get that LUXURY look without compromising the kids health and safety.
The Quickturfs artificial grass range is fully porous and UV stabilised and is suitable for placement on soil, tarmac, concrete and decking.All our Quickturfs installation teams are highly trained professionals to fit quality garden lawns across South Africa. Rest assured, this is done with the utmost care for your property, and the minimal amount of fuss, mess, or noise.
Maintenance on your new luxury lawn is essential. Depending on the amount of play time and traffic we recommend a minimum of one visit every six months. If you have a special occasion coming up, we are happy to drop by for a brush-up to get your grass ready for any party or family celebration.Read more our our maintenance packages or how to keep your lawn in top shape the DIY way.
Artificial Grass FAQ’s
The advantages include saving money and time, especially on lawn maintenance, and it can also improve lifestyle and help with environmental issues.
- Low maintenance – generating savings on time and up-keep costs. This applies to homeowners, the elderly for whom maintenance is not practical, second/holiday home owners and also organizations such as local councils who have to maintain roadside verges, city parks and pathways.
- No watering – ideal where water is scarce or in hosepipe/sprinkler ban areas.
- Better for the environment – no need for pesticides and mowing.
Ideal for areas of heavy usage – no more slippery, muddy areas, no more muddy shoes or muddy dogs’ paws to have to clean up!
- All-year-round green – aesthetically pleasing to the eye no matter what time of year. No more yellow patches on your lawn and no more weeds staring back at you!
- Clean and hygienically safe – no degradation by pets.
The average garden size in South Africa is 40-50 SQM. This typically takes 1 day to complete.
Many people are worried about the different materials used when installing synthetic turf. Our turf is environmentally friendly and made with safety in mind. From playgrounds to pets, we trust the materials we choose.
With a proper maintenance completed by Quickturfs maintenance crew once or twice per year your turf could last for up to 10 - 15 years.
Yes! Our products are warrantied for 3 - 10 years depending on the specific product. If your project is installed by Quickturfs we offer an additional warranty on our workmanship for 2 years from the date of your installation.
Quickturf’s synthetic fibers are UV coated, which protects our artificial grass from all of the sunshine Cape Town has to offer! Our grass fades less than 2% yearly, which would be nearly impossible to notice over time.