During the summer months, we’re often asked “is now a good time to lay turf?” Many people avoid laying turf during summertime and choose to wait until autumn when the weather is cooler with more rain. The problem is, it’s difficult to predict the best possible day or week for laying turf, but you don’t have to wait for ‘perfect’ conditions.
Turf can be laid in spring, summer, autumn and winter, provided you prepare the soil properly. Below we’ve added a few of our top tips to help you nurture your turf during the summer months.
If you really want to maximise the health of your lawn, it’s crucial to feed it regularly. Within just 6-8 weeks of feeding, microbes in the soil will have processed most of the nutrients, meaning you need to replenish the lawn with another round of feeding. Well-fed lawns grow to become thick and dense, helping to cool the soil, whilst reducing weeds.
Too many people make the mistake of cutting their grass too short during the summer months. It’s important to remember that longer grass enables the growth of longer roots, resulting in a healthier lawn. If you set your mower on one of the high settings, you can enable the roots to reach down for moisture, even on very hot days.
You must water your lawn adequately so that there is enough water to get down to the roots, however, you also don’t want to overwater a lawn. After 3-6 weeks, you may find that watering once a week is enough. For best results, we recommend you Water your turf in the early morning or early evening. This is so that the harsh midday sun doesn’t scorch the water before it has a chance to replenish the roots.
Compacted lawns will always struggle to become green, luscious, thick and healthy. You can alleviate soil compaction by aerating your lawn; spiking and slicing the turf so that air, water and nutrients can reach the grass roots.
Weeds love to come through during the summer months, especially if the grass is stressed by hot weather. If you can find a few hours every couple of weeks to dig up any dandelions and spot-treat pesky weeds rather than opting for blanket treatment, you can ensure long term growth and keep your lawn healthier throughout summer, giving you a strong foundation for the winter months.
If you’re looking to buy new topsoil and turf that’s of the highest quality, George Davies Turf is on hand to help. We take great pride in delivering fresh, quality turf to our customers right where and when they need it while we source all our turf from the best farms in the country.
To find out more, get in touch with George Davies today on 01234 714 555 or 01727 821 765. Alternatively feel free to contact us via email, using firstname.lastname@example.org.
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