Once you have laid your turf you will need to care for it and maintain it just the same as any other living plant.
Watering: Very important!
- Try to be fully equipped with a hose and a sprinkler before your turf is laid.
- When temperatures drop below 10c watering is not so important but look for signs of the turf looking dry and water as required.
- In warm weather, ensure you start watering as soon as the turf is laid.
- Quantities of water will vary with soil types and temperature
- Lift 1 corner of a turf to ensure the turf is moist all the way through and the soil underneath is also moist.
- Water twice a day, early morning and late afternoon for 2 weeks.
- Make sure you have covered every turf. The water will not spread.
- Do NOT walk on the turf after you have watered it.
- Stay off the turf for 2 weeks or longer if it’s laid on a steep gradient.
- Start mowing your lawn after 2 weeks of laying.
- Use the mower on a high setting to start and then mow again a few days later to reduce the height.
- Repeat mowing once a week from spring to autumn.
- Never mow any more than 1/3 of the sward length in one cut.
- Use a mower with a grass collector! Raking cuttings may damage the grass.
- We have found that petrol lawn mowers generally give a better quality cut.
- Make sure your mower blade is regularly sharpened.
- Don’t ever let the grass grow beyond a manageable height.
Weed and Feed:
- Make sure the turf is fertilised at least twice a year (Spring & Autumn).
- You can use an all in one weed and feed but we would recommend using a lawn fertiliser instead, and then using a selective weed killer as needed.
- Always use the fertiliser at least 2 weeks before the weed killer.
- Read the instructions carefully and don’t use any more than the recommended amount.
- Investing in a granular spreader is advised to obtain a uniformed covering.
- Double check those instructions!