DIY Installation

SYNLawn Installation Instructions

For the “Do-It-Yourself’er” in you, SYNLawn artificial grass is a breeze to install and maintain. Follow our easy DIY Installation and Care and Maintenance instructions for a lush, beautiful lawn that will last for years to come.

A great water and money saving investment for homeowners with gardens of all sizes and applications. Easy to install and maintain, SYNLawn artificial grass can help homeowners maximise their home investment, enhance quality of life and transform unused areas into functional living spaces. Following these instructions can help create beautiful, eco-friendly landscapes that looks great and will save you money for years to come.

Common Tools Needed

  • Utility Knife
  • Hammer
  • Yard Rake
  • Shovel
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Tape Measure
  • Marking Paint
  • Garden Hose
  • Wide Shop
  • Broom

Specialty Tools Needed

  • Seaming Cloth (1 roll = 151 m)
  • Seaming Glue (4L = 5M² or 20L = 25M²)
  • Landscape Stakes (20 or 100 per package)
  • Turf Rake (for bristle fibers)
  • Hand Tamper (for outdoors applications)
  • Sprinkler Caps (if needed)

Following these steps to install your SYNLawn artificial grass, will give you a beautiful, green and worry-free lawn for years to come.

1. Prepare the base

Layout the proposed area. Excavate the area to a depth of 80mm or required suitable depth to existing sub base. Lay 80mm of crushed rock/road base and compact with vibrating plate. The level of crushed rock/road base when compacted should be 15-20mm below “finished height” of surrounding edging/paving.

2. Trim to size

Lay your artificial grass, making sure you start from one edge and roll out. Cut the overhanging quantities with a sharp Stanley Knife. Remove the “salvage”, black strip from both sides of the grass. This cannot be used to join the grass.

3. Glue together seams

When joining rolls of grass together, be sure to use the SYNLawn Joining Tape along the seams. Using a 4mm notched trowel, apply SYNLawn Outdoor Adhesive evenly along the Joining Tape as you go. Remember to pressure roll the seams once the grass has been joined to promote good adhesion.

4. Secure in place

Once you have covered the complete area, simply nail all of the perimetres down at 500mm intervals using 150mm flat head nails or Turf Pegs as indicated.

5. Groom your grass

Top dress the grass with an even sprinkling of fine, washed and dried silica sand to a depth of 15-20mm. A broom can be used at this stage to sweep in the sand evenly and to also brush the grass blades straight and vertical.


  • Do not attempt to lift the grass by yourself. It is advised the rolls be cut into manageable lengths before shifting.
  • Always run grass in one direction.
  • Ask for our product specification sheet for help to work out required amount of infill.

The installation information has been supplied as a reference guide. No representations or warranties are made regarding the installation information.


For installations over 10 sqm we strongly recommend using a SYNLawn Certified Installation Professional. Large installations can be very labour intensive and are not recommended for everyone. Contact SYNLawn and let us do the heaving lifting for you.

Download the SYNLawn Installation Instruction Guide