Tips when installing artificial grass in cold weather

While installing artificial grass in colder conditions is less common, it doesn't mean it's impossible. In fact, with the right guidance, you can successfully carry out the installation even in chilly weather. Follow this blog for essential tips that will transform you into an artificial grass expert in no time.


While we generally recommend hiring professionals for artificial grass installation, if you're considering a DIY approach, it can be a more cost-effective option. However, it's crucial to consult with us beforehand, as we may offer assistance for your installation process.


For those determined to install artificial grass independently in colder weather, here are some invaluable tips for the process. Before you begin, take a moment to review our page on how to install artificial grass, providing a comprehensive guide to the entire installation process.


The install tips:


1. Address Wet or Flood-Prone Areas: If the installation area is wet or prone to flooding, consider incorporating drainage solutions such as land drains or a herringbone drainage system.


2. Prepare Soft Ground: If the ground is soft, lay down a weed membrane over the bare soil before placing your mot stone. This helps with better compaction. When using this method, double up on the membrane to ensure you have enough.


3. Manage Wet Areas Strategically: For wet areas, adopt a section-by-section approach. Instead of covering the entire area at once, work on one section at a time to prevent making the ground muddier with each step.


4. Protect Against Cold and Wet Conditions: If it's cold or wet, cover the installation area with a tarp to prevent excessive moisture. This step also prevents freezing, making it easier to continue working the next day even after snow or ice.


5. Warm Up Glue Before Use: Prior to use, warm up the glue indoors or in your van. Cold glue can be challenging to mix with the hardener properly, leading to incomplete curing and potentially weak joints.


6. Avoid Gluing in Extreme Weather: Refrain from gluing during very wet or freezing conditions, as the glue may adhere to rain, water, or frost rather than the joining tape.




We trust that these tips bolster your confidence in installing artificial grass in cold weather. Should you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to us. Wit this blog, we hope it has helped ease the stress of installing artificial grass in the colder wetter months (well, all year in the UK).