Turf 4 You has been in the industry for over sixty five years, we have used our expertise to develop a premium multipurpose turf and we can offer guidance for you.
Measuring and ordering
(1) Ground Preparation
The ground preparation is the most important step for the future and establishment of your lawn. If you don’t do a good job the results will be dramatically different, so we recommend you get step one correct.
If there is existing grass then remove by using a spade to remove the grass or if it’s a larger area hire a turf cutter (from a local hire store) If there is weeds, then the area needs spray off with a glyphosate weed killer (available on our website) then proceed as below.
The soil then needs to be rotavated by using a spade or hire a rotavator. Then clear the area thoroughly from stones etc to get a great clean soil free from weeds and stones. Then the area needs leveling out with a rake to create a level smooth area. Lightly tread over the area either by foot or by a roller.
(2) Measuring and Ordering
Your area should now be all prepared and ready for to lay the turf.
All you need to do is measure the length of the area in meters and then the width In meters and multiply them together and you have you area in meter squared.
All of our turf is lifted from our production site specifically for your order to be fresh. So as soon as ith been delivered with you your Turf needs to be laid asap (within 48 hours)
In warm weather, keep the turf in the shade.
(3) Laying Turf
Laying the turf is very easy just unroll the meter square rolls one at a time and place one piece down at a time, its abit like an easy jigsaw puzzle. Just lay around the perimeter first and work your way inwards and cut when needed with a knife of a lawn edger. Do not step on the turf if you need to walk across lay across wooden planks. Ensure underside of the turf is touching the existing soil otherwise it will die.
The turf needs regular watering (unless we have plenty of rain) we suggest you give it a good water once a day but don’t flood it with water it just wants to be soaking through to the soil. You can use a hosepipe or set up a sprinkler. Keep watering for several weeks then you can cut it down to every other day.
If there is any sign of it dying out or going brown water thoroughly at least once a day and the weather will reflect on how much you need to water it.
Obviously, the time of the year and the weather will reflect on how long from laying the turf to cutting it. If the weather has been normal and not extremely cold, it should be ready for its first cut around two weeks following laying.
Don’t cut it too early, to check you can gently lift a corner and if its starting to root into the soil you can cut the grass on a high cutter setting just to top the grass.
For the first mow, set the lawn mower to its highest setting to avoid stressing the grass.
Once the grass has been fully established you can obviously lower the cutting height to give a shorter premium looking finish, reduce the cutting height gradually to stop it putting the grass into shock or scalping it.
To keep your turf weed free in the future or you feel you need to give it a feed to bring back that nice dark green colour then see our range of professional grade fertilisers. To remove weeds and give it a feed you need the “Vitax Weed 'N' Feed Extra 8-0-4+3.6%Fe Fertiliser” or if you are free from weeds you need the fine turf fertilisers we have one for spring and summer and one for autumn obviously it depends on what time of year.