Caring for Your New Lawn Turf
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Caring for Your New Lawn Turf

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Caring for Your New Lawn Turf  Okay, so you've done the hard work; you've lain your lawn turf and have a fabulous new lawn to be proud of.  The question you're probably now asking yourself is, what steps do I need to perform to take the very best care of my new lawn that I can? You can use topsoil.

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Published 08 October 2013
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Caring for Your New Lawn
Turf  Okay, so you've done the hard work;
you've lain your lawn turf and have a
fabulous new lawn to be proud of.
 The question you're probably now asking
yourself is, what steps do I need to
perform to take the very best care of my
new lawn that I can?

You can use topsoil. The first, and most crucial aspect of your
new lawn care regime is watering. Lawn
turf is a living mass of plants and other
organisms. Plants of course need water
to survive and your lawn turf will not
have yet established deep enough roots
in the ground by which they are able to
draw moisture.
This means you are on watering-duty
and will be for at least two weeks. Your
first watering must take place within
half-an-hour of the lawn installation.
Your new turf will be striving to merge roots
with the underlying soil, and will need all the
help it can get. When you water, you must
check that water is seeping through the
lawn turf and into the underlying soil. Lift up
a small piece of your new turf at an edge
and check to see if soil layer
is damp.
Remember to pat the edge back down firmly
with a rake afterwards. When you are
watering your new lawn it is usually better
to water in the evening, and not in direct
sunlight.
It is probably best to leave your new
lawn to settle for around two weeks after
you have installed it. You may walk
across it for access, but prolonged and
medium-to-heavy use is out of the
question.
You could disrupt the process by which
your lawn turf is merging with the
underlying soil.
As for mowing, it is probably best to
allow your new turf to grow naturally and
become established before you think
about cutting the grass. Again, this
usually means a two-week wait. Check to
see if the lawn turf has attached roots to
the underlying soil layer.
When you do mow for the first time, set
the blades high so there is no danger of
'scalping' the turf.
Mow at least once a week for the first
few weeks of your new lawn's life. Make
sure though that you never take more
than the top one-third off the grass each
time you do mow. Once you're convinced
that the lawn has become fully
established, you can reduce the grass to
its optimum height.
This is usually between three-quarters of
an inch and one and a half inches.
It will pay you dividends to give your new
lawn a helping hand once it has become
established. If you performed the
installation properly, and spread a layer
of fertiliser between the underlying soil
and the lawn turf prior to installation,
then your new lawn can be left to its own
devices for the first two months. Once those two months are up, you
should apply fertiliser every five to six
weeks to your lawn, except during the
winter months. You may also consider
using a lawn feed from a specialist
garden centre, just to give your lawn a
little extra help in becoming established.
The garden centre staff will be happy to
recommend a suitable product for you. If maintained properly, you will be the
proud owner of a luscious green lawn for
countless years ahead.

Visit http://www.turfgrowers.co.uk for all
your turf growing needs and get more
information about top soil.