Step 3: Installation of turf

  • Install your lawn immediately upon delivery
  • Begin watering your lawn within 30 minutes of installation, as turf is a living plant that requires ground contact and moisture to prosper
  • Begin laying turf along the longest straight line, such as a driveway or path
  • Butt and push edges and ends against each other tightly, without stretching and avoid gaps or overlaps
  • Stagger the joints in each row in a brick like fashion using a sharp knife or shovel to trim corners etc (avoid leaving small strips at outer edges, as they will not retain moisture)
  • On slopes, avoid walking or kneeling on the turf as much as you can, whilst it is being installed or just after watering
  • Once installed, roll the entire turfed area, this will improve the turf/soil contact and remove any unwanted air pockets. You can hire rollers from Kennard’s Hire or Ready Hire
  • Avoid heavy traffic on your new lawn during the first 4 weeks, by doing so, this will give the roots an opportunity to firmly knit with the soil & will ensure the turf remains level