Watering New Lawns:
Water is the vital component for all Variety of Quality Turf. A heavy watering routine which is appropriate for the temperature will ensure your new lawn does not dry out. This will also keep the ground soft for new root penetration. For a healthy and happy lawn, your new turf must not dry out. Watering may need to be adjusted depending on the weather. For hot whether types it is suggested to water your new turf 4 to 5 times per day for around 10 minutes at a time, this is suggested for the first week after new turf has been installed. If the weather is a cooler or milder temperate you may only need to water it 1 to 2 times per day for around 10 minutes at a time. After around 2 weeks of watering consistently and the turf is looking healthy you can start to reduce the amount of watering to half. Once per day may be enough for hot weather, while once every two days may suffice for milder weather. A normal watering regimen of two deep waters per week should be implemented by week 4.
Fertilising New Turf is not usually needed within the first few months of being installed. Turf Farmers fertilise while the turf is growing, your turf may have been fertilised days or weeks prior to it being delivered. There is no need to fertilise new lawns for the first two months. Organic fertiliser products, such as processed manure or seaweed-based fertilisers or tonics can be lightly used.
When to Mow:
We recommend mowing your new lawn once the turf roots are firmly rooted into the soil. You can test this by going to a corner edge of a turf sheet and gently pulling upwards. If the turf pulls upwards the roots may not be secured enough and we would suggest to leave it for another week or so. If the lawn stays fixed to the soil by its roots it is ok to mow. A newly turfed lawn can have very large amounts of growth in the first few weeks if taken care of properly. Cutting higher rather then lower in the first few mows is recommended to ensure you don't remove to much leaf. Reducing to the target height after full establishment, usually two to three months depending on climate and growth rates.
Signs of a Stressed Lawn:
Any signs of dehydration of the leaves is a sign that the lawn is not getting enough water. Dehydration is noticed by drying out and yellowing of the leaf matter. Should these signs occur, immediate lawn care and remedy is required by increasing watering frequency, any delay at this early stage may quickly damage our new lawn.