DO IT LIKE WE DO.
LAYING TURF – IN 4 STEPS
STEP 1: PREPARING THE SOIL
- Get rid of your old turf with a shovel, rotary hoe or landscaping machine.
- Dig up or mill your soil (15cm deep). A proper tool to do this would be a rotary hoe.
- Afterwards, clear your ground from any leftover roots, stones and weed.
- Now you can improve your soil by adding sand or humus.
- In the end, level the ground with a rake and thicken it with a roller.
If your soil includes a lot of clay add some quartz sand to make it more permeable to prevent waterlogging.
STEP 2: ARRIVAL OF THE TURF
- Lay your turf as soon as it arrives at your place. (Otherwise it could lead to heat damage)
- We recommend to put the pallet in a shadowy place if possible.
- If you can’t lay the turf right away, the turf should be removed from the pallets and laid out side by side as soon as possible.
- As long as the turf is on the pallets, do not water it.
- Do NOT cover the pallets with a tarpaulin.
STEP 3: LAYING THE TURF
- Before you start: Use your rake to loosen the ground a bit so the turf can take root more easily.
- Use a starting fertilizer right now – 30 to 40 g/m2. We’d love to include the appropriate fertilizer in our delivery as well!
- Make sure there’s a sufficient supply of water available before you start laying your turf. Watering is both important while laying the turf and after it’s done!
- Preferably start laying the turf on one of the corners of your area.
- Roll up each part with off-set bumps to prevent great gaps.
- In every case: Avoid overlapping.
- To prevent soil compaction you shouldn’t step on bare areas in the beginning.
Corner and overlapping pieces can be removed easily with a sharp knife. You can always keep the leftovers and use it to fill gaps.
STEP 4: WATER YOUR TURF THOROUGHLY
- It is important to water your turf thorougly after laying it.
- In hot summer months, the turf should be watered twice for at least ten days. (Depending on the weather, of course.)
- By carefully lifting up the turf you can check if it’s properly watered and if the water also reaches the ground below.
- For the first ten days your turf should be watered 2 – 3x per week (10-15 l/m²), also depending on the wheater.