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Measuring the area which requires to be turfed can be quite daunting and we have put together the following information that may assist you in that task.
It is vital that you order approximately 5% - 10% extra turf for filling odd spaces, to allow for shrinkage, edges and for any innacuracy in measuring.
The area should measured as square metres. (Click here to download a PDF of examples of how to measure)
Next Day Turf of West Kilbride in Ayrshire, are meticulous in preparation for laying turf to ensure the best possible results.
Turf is laid along the longest straight edge, with each subsequent strip butted and folded next to it, allowing for shrinkage and ensuring the strips of turf are not damaged, holed or stretched.
The turf is carefully tapped down to ensure good contact between roots and soil is achieved.
The laying is completed wherever possible without walking on newly laid turf. When the whole area is laid, Next Day Turf water and trim to provide sound, clean edging and a tidy appearance.
This first watering must thoroughly soak the turf and the topsoil. This is vital to ensure roots bind firmly with soil.
Over the next month the lawn should be watered constantly to aid in this process, although excessive watering must be avoided.
Excessive traffic on the lawn over the first 2 - 3 weeks should be avoided. Towards the end of this period the first cut of the grass should be made, taking a maximum of 20 - 25% of the blade length off with each cut at this stage.
Regular cutting of grass helps to combat weeds that can grow in lawns. A little trimming done regularly, combined with a lawn fertiliser applied twice a year will maintain a healthy, lush lawn.
We sow, grow, harvest and deliver Scotlands finest turf. Next Day Turf deliver and lay turf on the same day to ensure optimum conditions for laying. Slightly more turf is delivered than is needed, to ensure that there is sufficient material for trimming and laying the turf.More >
Next Day Turf - provide a continuous harvesting and delivery service throughout the UK, ensuring that most turf is on site ready for laying within 24 hours of harvesting.More >
It is vital that you order approximately 5%-10% extra turf for filling odd spaces, to allow for shrinkage, edges and for any innacuracy in measuring.
Turf is laid along the longest straight edge, with each subsequent strip butted and folded next to it, allowing for shrinkage and ensuring the strips of turf are not damaged, holed or stretched.More >
All turf should be laid the day it is received if possible, it should at least be rolled out and watered.
Proper care for your turf after laying is essential for developing a healthy beautiful lawn, after laying is when your turf is at its most vulnerable. Bear in mind that the time of year should be taken into account when caring for your new turf. Next Day Turf offer a professional preparation and laying service.More >