Turf Laying Tips
Top Tips for Laying Turf
- Remove vegetation or the old lawn/turf before cultivating.
- Cultivate thoroughly so that you can create a good environment for the new roots to grow (4" min).
- Don't worry too much about stones but pay plenty of attention to levels.
- To finalise ground levels before laying turf - skim with a dry screened topsoil or sharp sand.
- Lay your turf as soon as it arrives (same day).
- Have the ground ready and prepared before the turf arrives.
- Separating the rolls of turf from each other to allow air to circulate will help keep it a little longer.
- Don't water the turf before you lay It but water as soon as it is down In dry weather.
- In dry weather, water the soil before you lay your turf.
- Use a sharp knife when you need to cut the turf e.g. Stanley knife.
- Lay the turf off plywood boards or scaffold planks.
- Water your turf frequently until it is established in dry weather.
- Mow the new turf sooner rather than later.
- Mow it regularly at the same cutting height.
- Don't use a 'weed and feed' fertilizer until the roots are well established. The 'weed' control element of the application can kill the turf.
- The key to fertilizer application is 'little and often'.
- In shady areas grow the grass longer and watered.
- Grass doesn't like shade so reduce shade where possible.
- In the Autumn, sweep leaves off the lawn. Leaves on the lawn can severely damage the turf if left.
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