Turf should be laid straight away after it has been delivered. The ground should be free of weeds, cleared of building rubble etc. Levelled and raked. Rolls of turf would be placed near where they are to be laid. Strips of turf should be laid in the same direction. One should avoid treading on the sub soil, treading on the turf instead. The edges of rolls must meet flush (they must not overlap). When laying grass on slopes it should be laid flat and if necessary, protected by inserting pins. Immediately after laying the grass should be rolled in order to squeeze air out from under the turf and increase contact with the sub soil.
Water is necessary for life and for taking care of grass. Insufficient watering of the lawn is equally as dangerous for its life as over-watering.
The first watering of turf grass is unusually important, since to a large extent it determines the success of future growth. It must be plentiful and should take place immediately after laying. It is possible to check to what extent water has penetrated by slightly raising of a corner of a roll. The optimal amount of water which the lawn should receive during watering is 2.5 cm. A vessel marked with a 2.5cm level place to near the sprinkler will allow the above to be established.
|The first week after laying||daily|
|Next||every two or three days depending on the rainfall and time of year (there must always be a minimum of 2.5 cm of water).|
It is important that the whole area should be well and evenly watered.
Please pay attention to the appearance of the grass – grass with a grey-blue appearance needs water. On such grass footsteps do not disappear after a few minutes but remain for up to half an hour.
|After laying||after 4-7 days|
|Then||once a week|
In order to maintain the grass green and healthy, it should not be cut shorter than 5.5 cm.