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Aftercare

Turf is a living plant and therefore perishable. It needs to be cared for once laid to give the new root system the time and conditions to establish. Avoid using your new lawn for the first two weeks.

Watering

You will need a hose and sprinkler.
In warm weather the turf needs to be watered as soon as it is laid.
At other times, watering is need when temperatures are 10c and above.
Water every day for at least 2 weeks.
After 2 weeks water according to the weather conditions. Please note as well as warmth, wind also dries out the turf.
It will take approximately 2 weeks for the turf to be established.
To check if you have provided enough water gently lift a corner of the turf and check that the turf is moist through to the soil.
Ensure every piece of turf is watered.
DO NOT walk on the turf until it is established. If you need to cross the turf to water parts use boards to walk on.
Signs that you aren’t watering the turf enough is gaps appearing between the rolls and brown patches appearing on the turf.

Toadstools

Toadstools may appear on newly laid turf. This is due to the process of harvesting, laying and watering the lawn. They do not cause any damage to the turf. The best way to get rid of them is to mow the area.

Mowing

Wait for 2 weeks before mowing your new lawn.
Use a high setting for the first cut and gradually reduce the height so as not to shock the turf.
Never mow more than a third of the length during any one cut.
As a guide mow once a week from the end of winter to autumn. You may want to cut it twice a week during warmer months of the year.
Don’t let the grass grow too long, as cutting it after this will damage the leaves.

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