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Here at Ivinghoe Turf we have been growing, harvesting and delivering high quality garden turf for more than 35 years. Through our extended experience in producing turf we have developed the knowledge to allow us to grow and maintain healthy garden turf. See below for our guide on how you can have the ideal turf in your garden.
Newly-laid turf should be watered thoroughly within half an hour of installation.
This watering should be repeated at least once a day until the roots are established. As a guide, at least two hours per day of constant watering is essential across the complete lawn area.
The hotter, drier and windier the weather, the more water will be needed. Water immediately and profusely on any sign of the turf drying out, for instance gaps, lifting, browning or curling.
Resist the temptation to make the initial cut until your new lawn has rooted. This can be checked easily by lifting a corner to see if the roots are attached to the soil below.
For the first mow of the season, set the lawn mower to its highest setting to avoid stressing the grass.
Mow regularly, each time removing no more than one-third of the grass height. When the lawn is fully established, the height of cut can be reduced gradually to an optimum height of between 15mm and 35mm. Take care to avoid scalping.
As a rule of thumb, a balanced fertiliser containing similar levels of Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), and Potassium (K) should be applied every four to six weeks during the growing season.
Always follow the manufacturer's recommendations with regard to the quantity, timing and method of applications. A policy of "little but often" will help maintain your lawn in peak condition.
The best time to lay turf is in spring or early autumn, however, grass lawn can be laid at any point in the year but avoid laying on very wet days or when the ground is frozen.
Remember to measure the area before buying grass turf. Take into account borders and paths.
Prepare the soil by clearing weeds, rubbish and large stones. Kill off any old grass and weeds using a general weed killer.
If you want an immediate lawn, be sure to purchase good quality turf.
Newly planted garden turf needs plenty of water, so be sure to water thoroughly using a garden hose and sprinkler.
Once laid, avoid walking on your new lawn for around 6 weeks.
From our website you are able to purchase our turf to be collected or delivered. Our location is accessible from all areas of the UK, particularly Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Northamptonshire.
Using our turf calculator, you can get an immediate quote for your square metre requirements.