How To Attach Artificial Grass To Frame (Find OUT)

Most of us have a lawn, but not all of us have the time or energy to keep it looking nice. Artificial grass is a great alternative to natural turf and is easy to install. 

For most people, laying an artificial lawn involves buying some turf and some tools, then following this simple guide. Here’s how it works:

How to install artificial grass?
Proper surface preparation is essential for an effective base
Measuring the area and selecting high-quality turf is important
Inappropriate tool selection can damage turf
Health and safety measures should be taken when installing artificial grass
Proper maintenance can help prolong the life of artificial grass

Check The Surface

The surface of your frame must be smooth, flat and dry. If you cannot clean it then use a dust sheet to cover the surface before starting to lay artificial grass on it.

The surface of your frame must also be clean and free from dust. If necessary, use an electric vacuum cleaner to remove any loose particles before starting to lay artificial grass in order not to leave footprints once laid down.

The surface of your frame should be dry; if not then it is better not to proceed with laying artificial grass until after doing so as water could seep into the interlocking joints which would cause them not to work properly or at all! 

The last thing you want is a soggy patch in the middle of your lawn!

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Prepare The Base

Before you attach the artificial lawn to your frame, make sure the surface is clean and dry. If there are any low spots or uneven surfaces, use a spirit level to find them so you can fill in or level out those areas.

You’ll also want to remove any debris from your base with a broom before tarmacking it. This will ensure that all of the weight of your lawn is evenly distributed across its foundation.

Preparation of the Base Table

Clean the surfaceBroom, Garden hoseCleaning solution
Ensure even surfaceSpirit levelCrushed stone, Levelling material
Add base materialShovelCrushed stone, Granite dust, or Sand
Compact the baseVibratory plate compactorN/A
Add base layerWheelbarrow, ShovelCrushed stone or granite dust

Note: The tools and materials mentioned above may vary depending on your specific installation requirements.

Apply Adhesive

To apply the adhesive, use a roller to evenly spread the liquid over both the frame and grass. Make sure to apply in thin layers so that it doesn’t drip down too quickly and become difficult to work with. 

If you’re using glue rather than spray adhesive, be sure to follow all manufacturer instructions regarding drying times before proceeding with installation.

After applying adhesive, allow it several hours or overnight to dry thoroughly. This is important because if there are any areas where there’s still too much moisture present when installing your artificial grass, these sections might not adhere properly or cause damage later on down the road (e.g., curling).

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Lay Your Grass

Once the grass has been rolled and trimmed, you’ll want to lay it down. There are a few things to keep in mind when doing this:

Make sure that you’re laying the grass in the direction of the sun. This will allow for maximum exposure to light, which means better growth!

Shake out any loose debris from your turf before laying it down. This will help prevent clumps or holes from forming once they’ve been glued down.

The thickness of your turf depends on what type of frame material you have chosen. Use a tape measurer on both sides and find out where your best fit will be before cutting them down (if using scissors). 

Remember that thinner material can cause wrinkles near corners when applying glue; thicker turf tends to wrinkle less often but won’t provide as much protection against foot traffic or other external forces like rainstorms or snowfalls—so be careful about how much weight you put on top!

After these steps are complete, smooth over any rough edges with an edger tool (or even something like a credit card) so everything looks nice and tidy again when finished up with some fresh sod along side those ever-so-pretty flowers growing nearby… isn’t nature wonderful!?

Laying Artificial Grass Table

Position the turfTape measure, ChalkN/A
Trim the turfUtility knife, Cutting ShearsN/A
Lay down the turfKnee pads, Stiff-bristled broom, AdhesiveArtificial Grass
Position each rollDuct tapeN/A
Ensure directional consistencySunlight, CompassN/A

Note: The tools and materials mentioned above may vary depending on your specific installation requirements.

Apply Filler Sand

Filler sand is a loose mix of sand and tiny pieces of gravel or crushed glass. It’s added to the surface of the artificial grass to create an even surface, so that your lawn looks realistic and feels soft underfoot.

You’ll want to apply filler sand at this point because it will allow you to smooth out any bumps in the grass, which makes it safer for children playing on their new lawn. 

Filler sand also reduces wear on shoes, preventing them from sinking into your lawn as they walk across it.

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Brush It Up

Once the sand and granules have settled, use a broom to brush up any excess sand or rubber granules. 

Don’t use a vacuum cleaner as this can damage the grass. Do not wash your new synthetic turf with water as this will cause it to rot.

Add Jointing Tape

Once you’ve laid out your artificial grass, it’s time to attach the joints. Jointing tape is a plastic strip that is used to join sections of artificial grass. 

It helps to hide the edges and make it look like a natural lawn, but most importantly, jointing tape also helps keep your fake grass in place by providing extra support along its edges.

There are two ways you can apply jointing tape: with hot glue or with adhesive spray (also known as “welding”). 

If using hot glue, simply apply some sparingly along both sides of where you want them connected and press them firmly together while they dry (about five minutes). 

For adhesive spray use one side of your yard tool to brush on some adhesive onto one side of each section; then press together firmly before allowing ten minutes for drying time.

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Fold And Fix The Edges

Now that you’ve laid the artificial grass, it is time to attach it to the frame.

First, fold the edges of your artificial grass into a neat pile and fix them in place with tape or glue. You can use a hot glue gun for this task if you like; just remember to be careful when using hot materials around children! 

Alternatively, if you’re looking for something more permanent and professional-looking (and don’t mind some potential damage to your floor), consider using staples instead of tape. 

Another option is spray adhesive: This method tends to work well when attaching grass over concrete or hardwood floors because it doesn’t require any pulling at all on parts of your home décor—just spray both surfaces (or just one) with equal amounts of adhesive and press them together firmly until they stick!

Apply Adhesive Again

Once you have applied the release fabric to your frame, it’s time to apply some more adhesive. You want to make sure that you spread it evenly so that there aren’t any gaps in your grass. A roller is a great tool for this process and will help you avoid getting any adhesive on the grass.

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Seal The Edge

If you have a foam brush, use that. If not, you can always use a paintbrush. You’ll also need some sealant and some painter’s tape (to protect areas you don’t want covered in sealant).

If you have a roller, great! Use it to apply the sealant in large sections so that it blends seamlessly into your frame or fence.

If not, try using an old paintbrush and brushing on the sealant as best as possible.

Alternatively: If you’re feeling brave enough to get up close with your hands (and aren’t worried about getting messy), put on some rubber gloves and go at it with one of these tools:

Remove Any Excess Sand Or Rubber Granules

Once you have removed all of the excess sand or rubber granules, use a vacuum cleaner to remove any remaining dust.

If you do not have access to a vacuum cleaner, use a broom or brush to sweep away any remaining dust from the frame.

Never use water in an attempt to clean off excess sand or rubber granules from the frame as this will damage it and could result in pieces falling off when you put down your artificial grass later on.


This is a very easy DIY project that you can do at home. If you follow the steps accurately, you will be able to create an amazing looking lawn in no time. 

This article has covered all the basic steps in attaching artificial grass to a frame whether it be wood or metal.

Further Reading

If you’re interested in learning more about installing artificial grass, check out the following resources:

BuzzGrass: How to Install Artificial Grass – A comprehensive guide for installing artificial grass that covers everything from measuring the area to final finishing touches.

Perfect Green Grass: Artificial Grass Installation Guide – This guide provides important information on how to install artificial grass on different surfaces, as well as tips and tricks for a successful installation.

WaterSavers Turf: How to Install Artificial Grass Guide – A step-by-step guide to installing artificial grass that includes tips on preparing the surface, laying the turf, and securing the edges.


What tools and materials do I need to install artificial grass?

To install artificial grass, you will need a few essential tools and materials such as a utility knife, shovel, measuring tape, adhesive, nails/staples, and a base material like crushed stone, granite dust, or sand.

How do I prepare the surface for artificial grass installation?

Before installing artificial grass, the surface must be prepared properly. This includes removing the existing vegetation, creating a slight slope or drainage system, and adding a stable base material like crushed stone or sand.

How long does it take to install artificial grass?

The time it takes to install artificial grass depends on the size of the area and the complexity of the installation process. However, generally speaking, for a small residential installation, it can take up to 1-2 days, whereas larger commercial installations might take up to 2-3 weeks.

Can I install artificial grass over an existing lawn?

No, it’s not recommended to install artificial grass over an existing lawn. Instead, you should remove the existing lawn completely, prepare the soil and base material, and then install the artificial grass on a fresh and clean surface.

How do I maintain my artificial grass?

To maintain artificial grass, you should regularly sweep it with a broom or leaf blower to remove debris, rinse it with a garden hose occasionally, and apply disinfectant or deodorizing spray to remove any odors or bacteria. Periodic brushing and grooming can also help to keep your artificial grass looking and feeling its best.