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Artificial grass on decking balcony

Hi there

The decking on my balcony is looking weathered (still sturdy) and I’m thinking about getting faux grass to cover it.

Can I lay straight into the decking (some gaps between boards) or would this rot the wood? Be good to get some guidance of what to look for in terms of drainage etc

2 Answers from MyBuilder Landscape Gardeners

Hi, You can overboard the decking with 3mm acrylic sheet. Then you can lay your turf straight over the top with waterproof contact adhesive. For reference water drains at about 2-3 degrees or the bubble hitting the line on a spirit level.


Answered 10th May 2018

Hi you can lay a 18mm shock pad on top of your decking that is free draining and also provides you with a soft underfoot feel the artificial grass then gets laid straight on top of that using artificial Grass glue round the edges. Thanks Shaun Miracle Lawns Ltd


Answered 14th Dec 2018

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