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Why spread sand on artificial grass

- Dec 28, 2017 -

Why spread sand on artificial grass?


Using sand fill has a number of benefits. These benefits apply to all types of artificial grass(artificial turf cost ), either with or without thatch.

  • One of the sand’s functions is to weigh down the artificial grass. The extra weight means that the grass stays in place and doesn’t need to be fixed in any other way.

  • The sand provides stability and protects the turf. As a result, no wrinkles or folds develop through use.

  • The sand also surrounds the long blades of artificial grass (artificial turf cost) and ensures that they remain erect.

  • An additional benefit of filling with sand is that it helps make the grass more fire resistant, for example in case the barbecue is knocked over onto the grass.

Whichever type of artificial grass you choose, we would advise you always to use sand fill (except for indoor use).  Ultimately, it increases the lifespan of the artificial grass.


You probably won’t expect it, but your artificial lawn will really be more attractive with sand fill. Not only does sand help the fibres stand up straighter, but by brushing in the sand, the fibres come to stand in different positions, which looks more natural. This benefit becomes more obvious over time. It slows the process of your lawn becoming flattened through walking (artificial turf for sale)


FACTS ABOUT SAND FILLA special kind of sand is used for artificial grass. You mustn’t confuse this filling sand with ‘soil’. The sand is specially developed for this purpose.

  • The sand fill is clean and is not a nourishing substrate for weeds.

  • The sand fill doesn’t absorb water, so your lawn drains perfectly and dries quickly after a rain shower. It doesn’t turn to mud!(artificial turf for sale

  • The sand is heavy. It doesn’t blow out of the grass. You can also simply use a leaf blower to remove leaves from the lawn.

  • You won’t have any problem with sand being walked out of the grass. It’s covered by the fibres.(where to buy artificial grass)

  • Children can happily crawl on the grass without being bothered by the sand.


Below are close-ups of the different types of artificial grass. You can imagine that in the case of grass(artificial turf) without synthetic moss(where to buy artificial grass), sand is absolutely essential to keep the fibres standing up straight.

In the grass type with moss, you can see how the moss supports the artificial turf/grass fibres. You can also appreciate that every time the fibres are walked on, they’re ‘trodden flat’. A thin layer of sand prevents this to a great extent.

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