Lawn Turf Supplies for 30 Years

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Installing Turf


Existing lawnturf should be removed by cutting under the grass with a spade or a turf stripper that you can hire from any machinery hire shop.Your soil should be turned over or cultivated to at least 100mm deep. This can be achieved by digging over the area or by using a rotavator. Ensure the area is free of any stones, weeds or old turf.

  Turf stripper     The old lawn turf is simply rolled up and removed.

Your new lawnturf will grow best when your soil is prepared in such a way as to encourage deep, rapid rooting. Buying excellent quality lawnturf is not enough on its own to ensure a beautiful lawn. You must prepare your soil. Poor soil and poor soil preparation will cause the lawnturf to decline and may even result in the death of the turf. Therefore a pre-turfing fertiliser should be applied and raked into the soil to ensure successful establishment of the lawnturf. The ground should then be raked over to produce a smooth surface. At this stage the ground may be lightly rolled or firmed in by foot to reveal any soft areas which can then be raked level. This process should be carried out until the ground is evenly firm and smooth. The ground should be firm but not compact.

  Remove any large stones and debris.     Rotovate the area.
  Rotovating will eradicate any weeds and grasses.     Apply root zone, specifically blended for turfing on.
  Ensure the surface is level.     Tread over the whole area to consolidate the root zone.


Laying Lawn Turf

Start by laying one strip of lawnturf around the outside of the lawn. Avoid using small strips at the edges as they will dry out and perish. Lay the first row along the longest straight line and work across the lawn staggering the joints in each row - as in a brickwork pattern. Butt and push the edges and ends against each other but do not stretch the lawnturf. Use a sharp knife or half moon spade to cut and trim the turf.

Avoid walking on newly laid turf. Boards should be placed down for working on, or walking along. Ensure that the lawn turf has full contact with the soil.

  Lay the first row along the longest straight edge     Cutting-in like brickwork speeds up the turf knitting process.
  Do not be tempted to walk on newly laid turf. Use boards to distribute the body weight.     Turf can be easily shaped to follow curved borders. Use a sharp knife or half moon spade.


Watering Turf

Newly laid lawnturf must be watered within half an hour of installation. Give the lawnturf a really good soaking and check that the water has seeped through the turf into the soil below.

This watering must be repeated until the lawnturf is established. Weather conditions will dictate the frequency of watering required. Ensure that your new lawn has enough moisture to survive hot dry weather. If laid during a hot period, watering should be repeated at least three times a day, otherwise twice daily.

If there are any signs of lawnturf drying out, or shrinkage - water it immediately.

   Before     After - In a couple of weeks when the turf has knitted together, this will be a first class lawn.



Mowing Turf

Do not mow your new lawn until the turf has rooted. This can be checked by lifting up a corner of the lawnturf to see if the roots have established in the soil beneath. Your lawn mower should be set to the highest setting - it is important that the lawn is not scalped during early mowing. Mow your new lawn often, each time removing no more then one third of the grass height.

Once established the grass height can be reduced gradually to your ideal level.

Lawn Feeding

Feeding in the first 8 weeks is not necessary as a pre-turf fertilizer has been applied. There are many lawn feeds available from Easylawn Turf Supplies however, we do offer a complete Lawn Care Treatment Service with prices starting from just £13.00 per treatment.



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