Forum home Problem solving

Artificial Grass- Flat!

I have three rolls of artificial grass from CCGrass. They are under a shelter in my back garden,  almost like a summer house with one wall- but the grass appears to just be completely flat.  It is not flat because it is walked on often,  because it's not,  even in the corners it's flat just like carpet.  I have tried brushing the grass the opposite way to the thread but my morning it appears to just sink back into its 'flat'  position. 

I was told by somebody that false lawns need moisture and sunlight for the plastic to have the fluffy grass effect- is this true?  Because obviously mine has little sunlight and is never wet. 

Does anybody have any ideas to make the grass nice and soft,  and the blades to stick up? 



  • That sounds like it's as it should be. There are several products on the market, some very 'real', and the grass does 'stick up', unaided.  Artificial grass needs no water, it won't change, except looking wet.  With respect, was it a value product? 


  • Yes it most definetly was a value product,  but even when I purchased it,  it was much more plump but as I said even in the corners where it hasn't been walked on- it just goes flat like carpet. I would describe it as when you see fake grass in the shops with the vacuum packed plastic wrapped around it. 

  • I suggest contacting the supplier and/ or manufacturer for advice. 


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Artificial grass reacts to heat when it is first installed so try using a hairdryer and an extension cord, it will burst the fibres and cause it to lift up, Also the grass needs to be lain in a certain way to the house, with the fibres looking at the house.

  • Laura HLaura H Posts: 1

    Am having trouble posting! Apologies if already received post. Is the fibres bursting the same for density? I have just unrolled grass which is classed as dense 40mm and it's not very dense at all and looks much thinner than the samples we were sent. Not convinced it's the same grass as sample.

  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,813
    I play hockey on artificial pitches and they are usually "water based " or "sand based "
    In top clubs they have large auto sprinklers that spray the whole pitch between games and the sand ones obviously need sand to be added to keep the blades upright.

    Contact your local hockey club and they maybe able to guide you. B)
    Everyone is just trying to be Happy.....So lets help Them.
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    I'm shocked to learn that artificial grass doesn't look real! ;)
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 4,024
    josusa47 said:
    I'm shocked to learn that artificial grass doesn't look real! ;)
    Me too. ;)
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • glasgowdanglasgowdan Posts: 632
    AND that it needs watered, sanded, brushed,  blown dry, plumped and preened! Isn't it meant to be the low maintenance option? 😋
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,229
    My friend has fake grass whch was installed on a sand base. Its full of real weeds.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
Sign In or Register to comment.