Turf - Aftercare

Once your turf has been laid, the aftercare is up to you. It is important that you care for it and maintain it. The following instructions should be adhered to...

Watering - Very Important

  • Be fully equipped with a hose and a sprinkler as already advised

  • In warm weather, ensure you start watering as soon as the turf is laid

  • When temperatures drop below 10c, watering is not so important.Remember to look for signs of the turf looking dry and water as required

  • Quantities of water will vary with soil types and temperature

  • Lift one 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 its laid on a steep gradient

Mowing

  • You can 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 grass length in one cut

  • Use a mower with a grass collector. Raking cuttings may damage the grass

  • Petrol lawn mowers generally give a better quality cut

  • Make sure your mower blade is regularly sharpened

  • DO NOT let the grass grow beyond a manageable height

Weed and Feed

  • Make sure the turf is fertilised at least twice a year (Spring and Autumn)

  • You can use an ‘all in one’ weed and feed, but it is recommended to use a lawn fertiliser instead. You can then use a selective weed killer as required

  • Always use the fertiliser at least 2 weeks before the weed killer

  • Read instructions carefully and do not use more than the recommended amount

  • A granular spreader is advised to obtain a uniformed covering

 

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