Spring is round the corner and what better way to celebrate, than to get your garden ready by laying some quality lawn turf. Here at London Lawn Turf we have come up with some important dos and don’ts to ensure that your grass stays healthy and strong.

Do prepare your soil removing all pieces of rock, roots and other debris to allow for the turf to be laid. You should then level the area with a rake.

Don’t wait too long to lay your turf. You should try to lay it within a day of delivery, however if this is not possible open the rolls and water them. They may turn slightly yellow, but should turn back green once laid.

Do ensure that your new turf is regularly watered to prevent the grass from being put under stress.

Don’t walk on your new turf until it has been properly rooted into the soil, this could take a several weeks.

Do trim it slightly if the weather is mild and it has started to grow, however keep the mower blades set high as if cut too short it can prevent the grass from being able to absorb and retain the moisture and nutrient it needs.

Don’t forget to regularly fertilise the lawn to help it remain healthy and dense. Never fertilise a dry lawn unless you are using granules which you should water after.

Do stop your dogs from digging up or urinating on your lawn. Dog urine can cause brown patches in your grass as well as causing it to burn.

Don’t water at night as this can cause mould and fungi to grow, leaving your lawn in a worse condition.

Now that you know a few dos and don’ts of preparing for and looking after your new lawn turf, you can be sure that you know how to look after it properly to get the best results. Here at London Lawn Turf we supply quality lawn turf for your property which we can also install for you if you need a helping hand. For more information call us today on 0330 2000 777 where a member of our friendly team can offer their assistance.