Turf can be laid anytime of the year even when it’s cold, wet or dry.
If you lay the turf as soon as it is delivered then you will rarely have a problem.
The longer you leave it stored or rolled up, the more chance you have of ruining your lovely piece of luscious green turf, as it is a living and perishable product. Because turf is a great convector of heat, especially when rolled up, the hotter it gets outside the hotter the turf will be!
Here are some handy tips:
- Get the lawn area prepared before you order your turf. Use our Turf Quantity Calculator and refer to our guidelines on measuring your garden for artificial turf to ensure that you get exactly what you need.
- Decide on where to store the turf before you get it delivered. Ensure access points are not blocked and that the turf won’t be put anywhere inconvenient.
- Try placing your turf in a shady area, where it can stay a bit cooler until installation.
- Don’t ever water your turf during storage as watering when it is still rolled up will actually quicken the ‘yellowing’ process.
Once laid you must pay as much attention to it as possible; after care is key to achieving that perfect lawn.
Water is the key, although be careful to not overdo it; you want those roots to search down for moisture and bed down strongly.
Once you feel that the roots have taken then after about 6-8 weeks use a lawn care feed in order to keep up the plant health. Feeding should be a regular part in your lawn programme as regular cutting removes food and water from the lawn.
- Mow turfed lawns slightly longer than your previous lawn. 20-30mm will keep your lawn much healthier.
- Mow with less height but more frequently.
- After 6 months or so and ideally between October and -March hollow tine the lawn for aeration. This will allow moisture to penetrate through your lawn and allow soil bacteria and oxygen levels to increase.