Your Guide To Laying Turf
While we’re happy to install your new lawn for you, many of our clients opt to take on the challenge. Laying turf doesn’t require a PhD or vast experience in the industry. It does, however, demand physical fitness and attention to detail. This guide will walk you through the process roll by roll.
Before laying turf the ground needs to be prepared. This means the lawn needs a healthy and level foundation of topsoil. While ordering in new topsoil isn’t always necessary, a good base can help your turf become established and thrive for seasons to come.
Assuming the ground is prepared the tools you’ll need for the laying process include planks, a turf knife, gloves and finally a sprinkler or hose.
Not all lawns are equal. Some have a natural incline, others are set in the shade and finally there are gardens with an irregular shape that demand patience and a trusty turf knife.
Whatever the shape, rectangle, triangle or curved at the border it’s crucial you establish a straight line. Once you’ve created this line you can develop momentum. If you have a helping hand, ask her to position the rolls at the end of the last or ready to create a parallel line.
All the while you should be making use of the planks to avoid walking on the turf or disturbing the soil too much. Tuck the turves of the turf tightly alongside the next and use the turf knife to fashion the edges. In any job, there is some wastage. For this reason we suggest clients should make an allowance and order an additional 5%.
After the last roll is unfurled you can rest and take pride in the finish. A new lawn can dramatically enhance the appearance, ecology and expanse of a garden. But before you walk away there are some after care fundamentals you need to observe.
Turf is united by roots and rhizomes. For this process to occur hydration is crucial. For an hour a day over the next week you should use a garden hose or sprinkler to ensure your turf becomes established. Failure to do so may result in shrinkage and your investment will wither away.
To lay or not to lay? We hope this guide has helped you make a decision. Either way, for turf in Banbury contact our friendly customer service team today. We pride ourselves on offering the best VFM landscaping service in Oxfordshire.