How To Turf Your Lawn
Turfing your lawn is an easy task if you have the right skills. Look at lawn turf in Swindon for ideas. If you want to know about how to lay to turf your lawn; follow the below instructions:
- Create a good top soil to a depth of about 4 to 6 inches by turning over your garden space. – Make sure any perennial week and small stones are removed and rake the garden to a level.
- Walk all over the soil to lightly consolidate it. At this stage, it is recommend
ed that you do not roll because the site may become too firm. Make the surface level by raking.
- Use a general base fertilizer and apply it, into the top couple of inches of soil.
- Before the final stage of laying the turf, make sure that a fine tilth is obtained by raking the surface.
Steps to be followed while laying the turf
- Make sure that the turf is laid immediately after delivery or, within a 24 hour time interval.
- Lay the first row of turves end to end along a straight border. Gently push the turf together, do not stretch it by pulling.
- Put a plank on the turf that was just laid and continue working from this, to lay the next rows of turf. – Any gaps that may be present in the joints can be easily filled with the help of peat and sand mix.
- Provide the newly laid turf with a generous soaking. Gently lift the corner and see if the backing is wet, this will help to check if the water had penetrated through the turf while soaking. If the backing is not wet, the turf is still starved of water. For an even distribution of water along your newly lawned area, using a sprinkler is recommended, as by using a watering can or hosepipe the water tends to run off and the turf is not soaked efficiently.
- Before the first mowing of the lawn, make sure the grass is not allowed to grow too long. The sooner the turf is laid after its delivery, better the chances of it to establish itself quickly.
- If the turf is delivered and not immediately laid, store the turf in a cool, shaded area, putting water or covering the rolled turf will increase the speed of decay.
Steps to water your new turf
- If a sufficient amount of water is not given to your new turf, you are putting the health of your turf in great jeopardy. Turf needs to be watered as soon as it is laid. Water the rows of turf as you lay the turf over a larger area, do not wait for the laying to be completed. A frequent and even watering regime will help with a new root system to be set.