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Hi, I am laying artificial grass on a base of sharp sand which was prepared last year.I had already wacked it down but when I lay the grass down I can hear it crunch. Will wacking the sand again stop this noise ? Thanks for any replys.
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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,583
    We plant things on here so I doubt anyone can help with plastic grass.  Maybe try a DIY forum?  or the manufacturer?
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  • There is probably something to help you on U Tube, and I agree with Obelixx that you should go back to the manufacturer or where you purchased it from.
  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,126
    I cannot answer your question from experience but the fact that the sand makes a crunching noise suggests that it isn't as compacted as it ought to be. Of course I could be talking complete *******.
  • Obelixx said:
    We plant things on here so I doubt anyone can help with plastic grass.  Maybe try a DIY forum?  or the manufacturer? You are so clever. Thank you.
  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
    Yet again we have the superior attitude of grass lovers!
    There are many people, me being one that have artificial grass, for me it's an eye on the future as I am not getting any younger and prefer to expend energy on plants rather than a small lawn wrecked by  my dogs wee.
    Rant over ... as to your grass you say it's laid onnsharp sand but did you brush any sand into the lawn itself?
    Mine looks great from the house but you know it's fake as soon as you step on it as it does crunch a bit.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,583
    If you don't like mowing grass K67, or haven't the energy, why not just lay a terrace or some gravel or maybe a chamomile or thyme lawn that doesn't need a weekly mow.

    My responese earlier still holds.  Plastic grass is DIY not gardening and this is a gardening forum for people who like messing with plants.
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  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
    edited October 2019
    And back to you @Tcrawford510 I forgot to say that my grass has crushed granite base not sand and it has a special infill on top called zeostop which neutralise the dog urine and stops the grass smelling and it works, not a nasty smell even in the extreme heat.
    I think it's the nature of artificial grass to crunch. 
  • Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 1,120
    My next door neighbour is a keen gardener but elderly and finds mowing a lawn a pain. She  had an artificial lawn laid and it looks great, so much so that she almost won ‘best garden in the village’ award. The judges didn’t realise the grass was plastic until  they were informed by others in the village. 
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  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 7,512
    K67 said:
    Yet again we have the superior attitude of grass lovers!
    There are many people, me being one that have artificial grass, for me it's an eye on the future as I am not getting any younger and prefer to expend energy on plants rather than a small lawn wrecked by  my dogs wee.
    It's not grass lovers but plastic haters that have a problem with 'artificial grass'. If it's an eye on the future then that eye might need to go to specsavers to fix its short sightedness. The whole world is waking up to the problem of plastic use and yet plastic grass is a boom industry with most products having a limited lifespan and not being recyclable. It brings with it the loss of habitats and additional flood risk.

    Fencing vs hedging is a moot point as very few fences are plastic.
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