Is turf still a bit of a mystery? We understand that tearing up your garden can seem a bit extreme, so we want you to have all the necessary information before making a commitment that will take several weeks to come to fruition. A badly-laid lawn is apparent for all to see- so ensure you do it right, and you’ll ensure you only do it once.
Maintaining a great lawn is not as hard as you might think- but having new turf is slightly more demanding. You’ll need to hold off mowing and even walking on your new grass for up to four weeks.
When it has taken root, you ought to ensure your lawn is dry before cutting and not cut more than a third in one go, removing any clippings when you’re finished.
The key to successful lawn management is to cut regularly, depending on the time of year. In the Spring grass will grow faster, requiring weekly mowing. Moisture is crucial- as the roots continue to grow more water will be required. Pay attention to your lawn and the weather, and give it the care it needs.
Finally, the most important factor is the quality of mowing- a clean, sharp mower blade will minimise the number of damaged grass leaves left on your lawn, lessening the possibility of disease spreading to the remaining turf.
New turf is an investment in the future of your garden. It’s about hitting the maximum potential your garden has, whether to impress, relax, socialise or play. A healthy, beautiful lawn is a pivot around which you can build your ideal personal sanctuary, family area and social space. Yet it is surprisingly affordable- our prices start from under £2.40 per square metre. This is cheaper than any indoor carpeting or flooring, which considering the versatility of the space you’re transforming, is great value.
Replacing turf some planning and organisation, but otherwise is hassle free. Pick the right time of year- soil must be dry and frost-free, and while you can lay at any time, you should be prepared to avoid using or mowing your lawn for some time, so some prefer the autumn or winter.
There are a lot of tricks and tips to laying turf, and while we can’t summarise all of them, here are a few:
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