[AR­TI­FI­CIAL GRASS TIPS]

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• Make ab­so­lutely sure the sur­face is level be­fore you start lay­ing the pavers, and make sure the blocks are equidis­tant or the end re­sult won’t look as im­pres­sive. • Use good qual­ity ar­ti­fi­cial grass – cheap grass will lose its colour within a few years. Re­li­able sup­pli­ers of ar­ti­fi­cial grass usu­ally give ex­tended guar­an­tees. • Use a good car­pet knife. It was def­i­nitely not a good idea to use my Vic­tori­nox kitchen knife! I found the cut­ting of the grass was the most de­mand­ing as­pect of our project. • If your re­gion gets a lot of rain and the grass area is big enough, I would rec­om­mend that the pavers and grass are laid at a slight slope so that the wa­ter can run off. But since we live in the desert and get lit­tle rain­fall, the drainage holes we made are suf­fi­cient.

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