Artificial Grass Drainage Problems and Advice

Updated: Sep 8


Are you thinking about installing artificial grass in your garden? If you are wanting to invest in it for the first time, or you may already have it, or if you are installing it yourself, you will need to think about drainage and rain.


Is the ground properly prepared for drainage?

If artificial grass is installed properly from the start then one thing you will not have to worry about is whether water drains through properly underneath your grass. If you are concerned about where the water goes, it would usually go through to the ground beneath, or a specially prepared subsurface if the ground below isn’t naturally good for drainage. These are important reasons why we would recommend to have your artificial grass installed by a professional company who will be able to assess the soil beneath for drainage and also they will be able to see whether it’s going to give you any problems regarding drainage.

When your artificial grass is due to be installed then one of our team will ensure that either the soil is good enough for drainage or failing that, we will provide you with a sub-base of for example granite dust or sand for underneath the grass. The artificial grass should come with a permeable backing or have small type holes to allow for drainage.


What can cause poor drainage on artificial grass?

If your surface is not prepared properly and the garden is uneven, this can cause areas where puddles appear which look displeasing and untidy for any garden. Another cause can be installing your grass over a clay based soil which is also not good for drainage! Also installing in a garden which is lower than the land that is surrounding it can lead to water settling on top after it has rained. There are many factors to consider which is why it is always worth getting your grass installed professionally.


Really think about whether you want to install it yourself

Drainage can really cause problems for you, so if you want to avoid this when installing artificial grass it is so important to know what you are doing! If you are confident of what you are doing, then you should be fine as long as you take your time and do your research regarding the groundwork and drainage. If you do find yourself struggling, then please do not hesitate to contact us on 01226 340373.


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