The following are guidelines for care recommended by our team of Trueturf landscaping professionals. If you have any questions or require further advice, our friendly staff are always on hand to help you to get the most out of your beautiful new turf!
Before your turf arrives
- Clear all existing vegetation with a suitable weed killer such as Roundup.
After the area is cleared the ground is ready for preparation.
- Cultivate the soil to around 15cm and aerate the soil.
- Rake to a smooth clean surface removing any stones along the way.
- Lightly tread on the surface to create a firm base to allow you to lay the turf.
Laying your turf
- Lay the turf as soon as possible once you have received it. This should ideally be done within the first 24 hours.
- Start from the longest straight edge of the propose lawn area and lay the first roll by keeping the underside of the turf in contact with the soil as you unroll.
- Lay the next strip from the opposite end in the same manner forming a brickwork pattern as you go.
- Overlap any ends of turf that meet and cut with a sharp knife ensuring not to stretch the turf.
- Lastly, keep your new lawn well-watered as this will keep the turf alive and prevent the turf from drying out and forming gaps.
Caring for your lawn
January to March
- Keep off the lawn as much as possible in frost or wet weather
- At the first sign of moss kill off with an appropriate moss killer
- If you are able to cut the grass then do so on the highest setting
April to May
- Fill any holes or divots with top soil then seed or turf over
- Cut more frequently
- Feed the lawn with a weed and feed in warm weather
- Water the lawn in hot weather
June to August
- Begin cutting twice weekly
- In excessive heat raise the height of cutting to retain moisture in the lawn
- Apply fertilizer to aid nutriotion due to the increase in cutting
- Fork over the lawn to aerate prior to watering
September to October
- Start to decrease the amount of cutting
- Scarify, spike and then top dress the lawn
- Apply a winter feed
November to December
- If you are able cut one last time for winter
- Keep leaf debris off the lawn
- In frosty or wet weather avoid walking on the lawn to avoid compaction
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