Follow these steps to ensure the healthiest, most efficient turf installation process:
Length and width are required to determine area. A = l x w
Right angle triangle area requires base and height measurement. A = bh/2
Circle area requires the radius measurement. A = πr²
For irregular shapes, break down the areas into rectangles, right triangles, or circles, then calculate.
Are there any special tips and tricks I should know for keeping my lawn hydrated and healthy?
Water daily or more to keep turf moist
Keep turf moist for approximately 10 days to 2 weeks, or until the roots are firmly established.
To check if roots are established, pick a piece of turf, preferably in the corner, and lightly pull up a small piece to see if the roots are grabbing. If the corner lifts easily, with no resistance, then it hasn’t quite established itself yet.
Avoid short, shallow watering. Deeper soakings will encourage deep rooting.
Water turf at least 1 inch of water per week (hot weather will require more watering)
A healthy, well-maintained lawn is your best method of weed control.
A poorly maintained lawn, compacted soil, faulty topsoil, too much thatch, and weeds going to seed create the majority of weed problems.
Government regulations are continually changing on weed control products. Check with your local garden centre for approved residential products.