Category Archives: Insights into Installation

Cradle Hill Community Primary School

We install our grass in schools and nurseries on a regular basis, for projects of all sizes. This summer we’ve got a large project underway at Cradle Hill Community Primary School in Seaford. It involves the installation of around 5,200sqm of artificial grass for a running track and trim trail area. Trulawn are consistently chosen by schools and nurseries who would like to improve their school grounds without sacrificing a natural appearance. Our grass has a durability which can withstand light games and activities but a realistic feel and appearance that fits right in with the surroundings. Cradle Hill required […]

Insights into Installation: Royal Pavilion Brighton

It’s always exciting when we install our grass at a famous location. It was with great pleasure that we were asked to improve the grounds at the Royal Pavilion Brighton, once home to King George IV and designed by legendary architect John Nash. The distinctive exotic structure is a landmark in the Brighton area, and does not fail to attract the attention of all who visit or pass it. Before: Trulawn came in to improve the southern entrance to the grounds known as the India Gate. As you can see the grounds were clumpy in some areas, and patchy in others. This […]

Insights into Installation: UK’s Largest Urban Garden

We love it when our grass is installed in interesting places, especially ones with a scientific spin! You can now find our Trulawn Continental grass inside the UK’s largest urban garden, the sort of place that may become the future of farming. Urban farming or urban gardening is the practice of cultivating, processing and distributing food in or around a town or city. Urban agriculture is becoming increasing popular, with companies in the UK, and across the globe, using innovative new technologies to grow plants in unusual spaces. The urban garden is located at the flagship headquarters of East End Foods, […]

Is there an ideal time to install artificial grass?

One of the key considerations about whether it is the right time to install artificial grass is often budget, but aside from money, is there an ideal time to have it installed? If you’re unsure about when to make the change, we’ve got some advice to help you out. Here are some of the other main factors that help people choose what time of year to have their artificial grass installed… When the ground is softer Spring and Autumn are great times to install artificial grass from a practical perspective. The ground is softer during these periods which makes it easier […]

Insights into Installation: Downside Primary

It’s not often we install as large an amount as 7500sqm in one go, so that’s why I’m giving you some of the behind the scenes info as well as before and after pics to show you what goes into an installation this size. Downside Primary is a large school – comprised of both an Infant and Junior School. The outdoor areas are the primary resource for both break time play and sports activities, but the grass was thin, dry and patchy. As you can see for yourself! Trulawn came in to transform the area over the course of the […]

Insights into Installation: Outdoor Swimming Pool

Every now and again people come to us, looking for artificial grass to be installed around their outdoor pool or sauna areas. If the pool is surrounded by concrete it can be a good way of softening up a hard area. If the pool is surrounded by grass, it’s a good way of keeping an even coverage around the edges (as well as no muddy feet!). A couple of things to consider: Where is it? Fully outside? Partially covered? Inside? Will it be lay only or does it need a draining base? If it needs a draining base – how […]

Insights into Installation: Adding to an Existing Area

If you want to know what it’s like to add grass to an area of existing artificial grass, or if you want to replace a piece that you’ve accidentally damaged then give this one a read so you know exactly what to expect. It’s certainly possible to add or replace grass, and you can still have a fab looking garden. Things to keep in mind: The additional/replacement grass will not be absolutely identical to the existing grass. Even if it is the same brand of grass it will be from a different batch and may have been produced years apart […]

Insights into Installation: Access Points

Trulawn have installed artificial grass at thousands of properties over the years and run training courses for landscapers wanting to brush up on their technique or to learn a few new skills. One of things you might want to think about if you’re installing artificial grass are your access points. A clear path in front of you The last thing you want when you’re trying to transport building materials is to trip over a stray football or find that a garden gate is locked. That’s why it’s always important to make sure the access points into your garden are open […]