Order the turf to be delivered as close to the time you are laying it as possible as it is cut fresh;
If you suffer a delay in being able to lay it, roll out the turf and keep them watered to extend their lifespan.
For general laying follow these easy steps:
- Start laying along a straight side in a row butt jointing the ends tightly together. Each row of turf pieces should be offset by 3cm, brickwork style.
- Do not stretch the turf, always push the turf into a joint. Avoid gaps, but if they do occur fill them in with a Sandy Loam Topsoil (try our 10mm screened topsoil) and gently tap down.
- Ensure complete contact between the soil and the underside of the turf and if necessary use a flat board or a pole to lightly firm down the turf. Never use a roller on freshly laid turf.
- Trim the ends of the turf with a spade to fit around trees, paths and so on. If the outer edges of the new turf are exposed, pile a bit of soil on them to prevent drying from the sun.
Once laid you should water the turf immediately and then water regularly for at least 2 weeks whilst the turf is establishing. Ongoing watering should be judged based on weather conditions.
If laying on a slope lay along the slope, not up and down it.
If you need to walk across freshly laid turf use boards.