Turf is pre-grown grass seed that’s been lower from the bottom with a slice of prime soil. It’s like a grassy carpet that may be laid to create a brand new garden from scratch or to repair patchy areas in an present garden. You possibly can lay turf all year long, so long as the soil isn’t waterlogged or frozen or the solar too scorching. Nevertheless we advocate spring and early autumn as one of the best occasions.
Getting ready the Floor
Take away vegetation, roots, vegetation and stones prepared to arrange the soil. Vegetation might have to be handled with an appropriate weedkiller to keep away from it rising up by way of the brand new turf, for those who use a herbicide, we advocate ready a minimum of 10 days earlier than laying your new turf.
The bottom must be made prepared to put the turf on prime. There must be a adequate amount and high quality of prime soil to nourish the grass roots and to stage to the specified slope, flatness or different contour. We advise 5-15cm (2-6 inches) of topsoil is required for grass to thrive. Nevertheless, this does rely on elements such because the drainage and side of the land.
To arrange the soil, rotivate then roll and rake over the floor. Rotivating will guarantee the bottom isn’t too compacted, which is unhealthy for drainage. Grass wants well-draining soil in any other case moss is more likely to take over. Rolling the free soil will pace alongside the method of settling it to its pure stage. Use your ft to agency down the soil for those who don’t have a curler. Then lastly, raking it should make it simpler for the rising roots to take maintain into free soil.
Laying the Turf
Begin laying from a place the place you gained’t want to face on the ready soil. Then proceed by inserting a plank on the primary rolls to unfold your weight evenly.
Lay the turf rolls in a brick bond sample and push them collectively as shut as potential. This helps to keep away from the joins being noticeable. In hotter climate some shrinkage is regular after laying so these steps assist to make the newly laid garden look nearly as good as potential. The place this occurs, the impact will disappear because the grass grows, you’ll be able to sprinkle some tremendous soil or sand into any gaps to assist.
On the finish of a row of turf the place a bit is lower to suit, it’s best to keep away from ending with a really small piece. If crucial, lower the earlier piece and use an extended strip to complete. Once more, this reduces the issues of shrinkage.
Curved and slanted strains require the turf to be lower to suit. You could possibly use an previous kitchen knife to do that. DON’T do anything to your garden till it could possibly not be lifted on the edges. As soon as you’ll be able to not elevate up the nook of a turf it has grown in and it’s okay to provide its first haircut. The final rule is just ever lower off one third off the size. So if it’s rising very quick you will want to be affected person and take a couple of mows to get it all the way down to the size you need it. Go away 7 days between every lower. By doing this you’ll keep away from the grass trying yellow.
Turf from St Bridget
We get our turf rolls in freshly lower on a Friday from fellow Exeter enterprise HCT. As a result of we would like turf to be laid recent, we don’t overstock it and sometimes our turf is all offered over the weekend. To keep away from disappointment, we strongly advise pre-ordering your turf from us to make sure it’s reserved for you. Sadly we’re unable to ship turf.
Every roll of turf covers 1 sq. metre and weighs 15-18kg per roll on common.
To order your turf please name the backyard centre on 01392 876281.