Q: How do I prepare the ground?
A: Like anything, preparation is the key. The better the prep work is the better your lawn will look. Firstly, take off the existing lawn, either by spade or by a lawn stripper. Then you can fork the ground over, or if you prefer use a rotavator . Try to get all the weeds, roots, and large stones cleared away then rake over the soil. If the soil is too light and fluffy you can walk over the soil taking little steps to firm it down then rake over again. You may wish to spread some loam over the soil which will give the turf a very good start.
Q: How do I order ?
A: We usually say ringing is the easiest way. You can email your details then we can ring you back. We need 2 to 4 days notice for deliveries but always worth ringing to see if there is a possibility of anything sooner. If you want to collect, 2 days maximum is ok.
Q: What size are the rolls?
A: They measure 61cm x 164cm (one square metre). The thickness of the soil is about 25mm, so that will give you an idea if you are laying the turf up to slabs or an edging and want to know how much lower to leave the soil.
Q: When should the turf be laid?
A: Once the turf has been delivered it should be laid the same day or the next day. The quicker the turf is laid the better. If the turf is rolled up for too long it will start to turn yellow and therefor take longer to establish.
Q: When should the turf be watered?
A: Within the first hour of the turf being laid, then everyday, morning and evening (if it hasn’t rained of course). Once the turf has established you can stop the watering.
Q: When can I mow for the first time?
A: Check that it has rooted and cannot be pulled up, usually takes 2 to 3 weeks, then you can run the mower over it. Only take a little bit of the top for the first cut then gradually lower the blades each time.