• Ensure the site is well drained and any surface debris (loose stones, weeds and old turf etc) have been removed.
  • The lawn will ideally need over 100mm (4 inches) of good soil: rotavate or dig to a depth of 100-200mm (4-9 inches) depending on the depth of top soil.
  • After breaking down any lumps, firm and level soil by treading or rolling the surface (if dry enough), then rake it.
  • Repeat until ground is level, smooth and evenly consolidated, but not compacted. Before laying turf, rake and spread some general purpose compound fertiliser.
  • We would advise not to order turf until preparation is complete.
  • Your turf can be ordered at least 1 day ahead of laying. We cut most of the turf on the day of collection to ensure the freshest turf.
  • Allow a little extra turf to allow for cutting.
  • Turf should be laid on the day of delivery.
Laying the turf
  • If the ground is dry, dampen lightly and do not walk on prepared surface.
  • Begin laying next to a straight edge i.e.: Patio or path and always lay brickwork style.
  • Place rolls end to end. Ensure turf is not stretched but butted tightly against pieces already laid.
  • Pieces at the end of a line that are too long can be cut and placed at the start of next line. walk on boards so as not to damage the new turf.
  • When lawn in place, firm new turf down tamping with a flat board.
  • Ensure new lawn area moist and water if necessary.
Establishing your lawn
  • Trim edges of the turf with a spade around trees and paths.
  • Exposed edges of the turf can be covered up with topsoil to stop the edges drying up.
Early turf care
  • Water in the early morning and/or the evening, when necessary. Use a sprinkler to achieve even watering.
  • Ensure that the turf and soil remain moist so that the new roots grow quickly.
  • When the lawn is established,water well but be careful not overwater in dry weather.
  • Too much water too often will encourage shallow, weak roots and can encourage weeds.
First steps in turf maintenance
  • Once the roots have knitted into the soil and the grass is growing well, lawn maybe lightly mowed.
  • Trim no shorter than 25mm (1 inch) in the first season.
  • Fertilise new established lawn in spring , summer and autumn.
  • Whether you choose a cylinder or rotary mower, ensure the blades are sharp and correctly set up.
  • Tip: Use a box to collect clippings and a roller to create neat stripes and a flat lawn.
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