Laying new rolls or strips of turf is a quick way to get an instant lawn in your garden. While it takes some watering work to bed the turf in after you put it down, this is not a hard job.
If you're keen to get a lush new lawn, it's important to make the right key decisions along the way. The following tips will help.
1. Choose the Right Variety
It's important to choose the right turf for your garden and local environmental conditions. Different grasses work in different environments. If you lay the wrong variety, it might not bed in and flourish all that well.
So, if your garden is quite shaded, you want a grass that doesn't need a lot of sunlight to thrive. On the other hand, if your garden catches a lot of sun, you need turf that can cope with this extra heat.
It's also a good idea to think about how you'll use your lawn. If you have young kids who spend a lot of time in the garden, then you need a hardy grass that can cope with a lot of traffic.
Your local weather conditions also play a part in this decision. For example, if your summers are hot and don't bring much rain, then you need a tough turf that can survive without that much water.
2. Buy More Than You Need
When you measure up your lawn area, you'll know how many strips or rolls of turf you need to buy. While you don't want to stock up on a lot more than you need, it does actually make sense to buy a little extra.
For example, you might make mistakes when you lay the turf, so some spares will be useful. Or, you might underestimate how much turf you need.
If you don't have enough turf to cover the area, you could end up with gaps that you can't fill quickly or from the same batch. This could make your lawn look patchy and inconsistent. If you order a little extra turf, this won't be a problem.
3. Synchronise Your Work and Delivery Times
Once your order arrives, the grass starts to dry out. If it sits in the sun while you get your ground ready, things will just get worse. If turf gets too dry, it might struggle to establish itself at all even if you water it well.
It's a good idea to have your turf dropped off on the day you plan to lay the lawn. That way, the turf will be on the ground ready for a rehydrating water in the shortest possible time. If you start work early, you can also protect the rolls or strips from too much sun exposure.
For more tips on creating the perfect lawn for your garden, talk to turf supplies companies.