How To Apply Artificial Grass Adhesive (Easy Way)

There are many reasons you might want to install artificial grass in your yard. Maybe you’re tired of mowing, or maybe you don’t have the space for a full-sized lawn. 

Whatever your reason, installing the turf is the easy part the hard part is sticking it down! You can purchase adhesive that comes with everything you need to apply it, but if you don’t have access to that product or just want something simpler (and cheaper), here’s how I apply my own grass:

Artificial Grass Glue Down Installation
Tips for applying artificial grass adhesive
Easy ways to add sand to artificial grass
Simple steps for adding infill to artificial grass
Effective ways to attach artificial grass to different surfaces
Essential information for attaching artificial grass to concrete
Easy tips for attaching artificial grass to the ground
Reasons to use glue and tape when laying artificial grass
Detailed instructions on installing artificial grass
Advice on installing artificial grass on concrete
Common questions about installing and maintaining artificial grass

Step 1 – Buy The Adhesive

You’ll need to buy an adhesive that’s suitable for your project. There are many types of adhesives on the market and it’s important to choose one that is suitable for your needs. 

For example, if you’re working with a large area then you may want a stronger adhesive than if you’re working on a smaller section of grass. 

You should also think about whether you want an environmentally friendly option when buying this product as some options can be harmful to wildlife if they get into their habitat, so these should be avoided at all costs!

Adding sand to your artificial grass can help improve its aesthetics and performance. Learn the easy ways to add sand to artificial grass with our helpful guide.

Step 2 – Unroll The Turf

Now that you have your adhesive, it’s time to start laying down your turf. The first thing you need to do is unroll the turf in a large, open area where it can lay flat and not be disturbed by other things. 

Make sure that when you unroll the turf, it’s facing outwards on both sides of the roll. This will ensure that when you roll up your artificial grass once installed and finished, there are no wrinkles or creases in the grass.

Tips for Unrolling Artificial Turf

1Choose a large, open area to unroll the turf. Ideally, the surface should be flat and level.
2Cut any bindings or straps that hold the turf together. Be careful not to cut the turf itself.
3Unroll the turf slowly and carefully, making sure it lays flat and smooth.
4If the turf has wrinkles or folds, use a heavy object like a brush or broom to gently push them out.
5Allow the turf to sit for a few hours before installing it to let it acclimate to the temperature and flatten out any remaining wrinkles.
6If necessary, trim the edges of the turf to fit your installation area using a sharp utility knife.

This table provides a comprehensive guide on how to unroll artificial turf correctly. It includes easy-to-follow steps that can help make the process go smoothly and prevent damage to the turf during installation. From choosing the right area to trimming the edges, this table covers all aspects of turf installation that are related to unrolling the turf.

Step 3 – Apply The Glue To The Back Of The Turf

Next, apply glue to the back of your turf. This is best done with a brush. Make sure you get glue on all parts of the back of the turf not just along its edges. 

It’s also important that you use enough glue so that it’s visible after it dries but not so much that there are puddles or globs of adhesive visible on top of the grass.

Infill plays an essential role in keeping your artificial grass in good condition. Find out how to add infill to artificial grass with our easy ways to guide, and keep your lawn looking great.

Step 4 – Apply A Layer Of Sand To The Spot You Are Applying The Turf To

  • Use a tarp or other protective covering to protect surrounding areas from being covered in sand.
  • Spread the sand evenly over the area using a broom, making sure there are no bare spots that will show through when your artificial grass is rolled out later on. If you use too much sand, it will be difficult for you to roll out your artificial turf without getting it all over yourself!

Applying Sand Layer for Artificial Turf Installation

1Make sure the surface is clean and free of debris before adding the sand layer.
2Choose silica sand that is clean, round, and has a particle size of 16-30 mesh.
3Spread the sand evenly over the installation area to a depth of 1/4 to 1/2 inch using a shovel or a spreader.
4Use a rake or a broom to distribute the sand thoroughly and evenly throughout the area.
5Check the level of the sand layer using a straightedge or a level. Adjust where necessary to ensure even distribution.
6Compact the sand layer with a plate compactor, making sure to cover the entire surface area to prevent displacement during turf installation.
7If necessary, apply a second layer of sand to adjust the height and contour of the surface.

This table provides an easy-to-follow guide on how to apply a sand layer during artificial turf installation. It includes several key steps, from preparing the surface to spreading the sand evenly and compacting it correctly. The table also provides essential tips on choosing the right type of silica sand and checking the level of the sand layer. With this guide, even beginners can install artificial turf with confidence, knowing that the sand layer is correctly installed.

Step 5 – Roll Out The Turf

Roll out the turf in the direction of the grain, making sure it is tight. Use a roller to smooth out any wrinkles and ensure that there are no air bubbles.

Attaching artificial grass to different surfaces can present various challenges, but it can be done with ease. Find out how to attach artificial grass with our comprehensive guide that includes tips and tricks to make the process simpler.

Step 6 – Use A Jigsaw To Cut Out Odd Shapes, Or A Utility Knife If You Don’t Have One

If you’re using a jigsaw, you can use it to cut out odd shapes and curves. You may need a utility knife for straight lines, though.

Make sure your surface is clean and level before starting. If the blade isn’t sharp enough, it could take forever to cut through the artificial grass matting. A sanded floor will be much easier to work with than an unpolished one.

When you’re cutting around corners (or anywhere else), make sure that you have plenty of room for the blade of your saw: it’s easy to nick or dent walls when working with power tools! Using a jigsaw on curved surfaces is also more difficult than using it on flat surfaces; so if possible try drawing curved lines before attempting to cut them out by hand!

Properly attaching artificial grass to the ground is essential to ensuring it stays in place and looks great. Check out our easy tips on attaching artificial grass to the ground for the help you need to complete the job correctly.

Step 7 – Tamp Down Your New Lawn And Make Sure It Is Secure

  • Next, use a rubber mallet to tap the grass down, making sure it is secure.
  • Ideally, you should use a garden roller to roll out your new lawn and glue (this will help avoid wrinkles).
  • If you don’t have access to a garden roller, sweep away excess adhesive with a broom and squeegee off any excess water from your artificial grass with some paper towels or rags..
  • You may choose at this point in time to apply additional glue for more added security if needed!

Attaching artificial grass to concrete properly requires specific steps to ensure it stays secure. Our guide on attaching artificial grass to concrete provides you with the essential information you need to complete the job successfully.


We hope that you find this guide helpful and that your lawn is looking amazing! If you are still worried about having an uneven surface or want to make sure your glue bonds properly with the grass, we recommend that you use a mortar mix. 

This way, you will have more control over how much adhesive goes where.