If you need some tips or help on how to anchor your Swing set on artificial grass, then follow the 10 steps outlined below which will help you get the job done correctly. As children get older, the swinging gets higher and if the legs are not anchored properly to the ground, then the legs will start to lift and that is something you do not want.
For peace and mind and for the safety of your children, make sure you plan the job out correctly and don’t take any shortcuts. In addition, some of the tools and materials you may need to source are also outlined at the end of this page to get the job done…
How to Anchor a Swing Set on Artificial Grass
Step 1: Assemble the Swing set following all the manual instructions and then attach the anchors to the designated points on each of the legs / anchor points. Don’t fully tighten the anchors to the legs just yet, leave them 70-80% tightened so that you can still move them up and down
Step 2: Place the Assembled Swing set on the Artificial grass preferred location making sure that the chosen location is level and that it has a 2m safety perimeter on all sides
Step 3: Take note of where the anchors would normally go down under the surface and mark each point with a marker
Step 4: Using a heavy-duty Stanley knife, cut a horizontal and a vertical line from the marker point with a diameter of approx. 8-10 inches – now you have a guide for the circumference for the hole digging
Step 5: With the help of a friend, move the Swing set into reverse 3 feet to allow an area for working and digging the 4 holes
Step 6: Use a hole manual auger digger drill bit to penetrate the surface and remove the soil 12 inches deep and 9-10 inches wide or you can buy/rent an Electric Augur Hole digger to get the job done easier. If you have just soil underneath, then a small spade should do the job for you.
Step 7: Remove difficult stones use an Angle grinder with a disc blade or a small Circular saw with a diamond blade which is a good option for tricky stones that are difficult to remove if applicable
Step 8: Place the Swing set back into it original position and fold the Anchors down into the holes. At this point you should fully tighten the anchors to the legs with the bolts and screws provided
Step 9: Next make a Concrete mix using some small stone aggregate, water, sand and cement and pour into the dugout holes making sure not to overfill and keep level with the ground surface. The anchors should be in the middle of the concrete mix and submerged at an angle
Step 10: Allow to set for a minimum of 24 hours, fold over the flaps that you cut at the start of the process and trim in a fashion using a Stanley knife, so it fits neatly and tightly around the frame Swing set legs. If needed, use a heavy-duty stapler to leave a clean cut and tidy finish
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Conclusion / Feedback
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