Guide to Turfing in Wirral and Chester – Best Turf

Turfing becomes easier if it is done in the right weather. It is simpler to lay turf on soil which is moist and warm. This is the reason why autumn season is the best time to prepare your garden. During this time of the year, the turf has been watered by the winter rain. Spring can also be a good time to lay the garden turf, if you reside in Wirral and Chester and have access to frequent watering through artificial means.

Selecting the best Turf for your Garden

It is better to order your turf from a supplier who has an established name in the market. We can help you with that, regardless of whether you are in Wirral or Chester. The ideal turf will cover about one square meter of your garden area. If you are from a region that is marked as a low rainfall zone, then it is better to use drought tolerant grass for your garden.

On the whole, you have a range of options to choose from, while selecting the best suited turf for your garden. Ideally, it is better to choose turf which has been raised directly from the seed, as it will be higher in quality. When your ordered patch of lawn arrives, it is better to first lay it under a shade.

Sprinkle it with water, if you feel it is dry. The best option would be to lay the piece within 24 hours after it is delivered to your door step. In case you are planning to delay the process, then the rolls must be sprinkled with water when opened.

  • Before the turf is laid, the area should be levelled first. It is better to remove all the big stones to even out the surface. Ensure that the soil is firm. If not, it should be made firm by the help of a tool or by simply walking on it.
  • Once the soil is ready, the turf should be laid. The joints of the pieces must slightly overlap one another.
  • Do not walk on the freshly laid turf; use a wood plank when needed, if the surface area is huge.
  • For a neater look, the edges of the turf should be removed with the help of a knife or a spade.
  • Turfs should be fitted onto the soil with the help of the back of the rake.
  • Meanwhile, water it regularly.
  • The lawn can be mowed once the grass is 4-5 cm high.
  • Lift the corners of the turfs, if you want to check whether the new roots have started to develop yet or not.
  • Ensure that these new roots are firmly embedded into the soil, because until then, they should be watered daily.

Tips

For getting the best results, the application of a pre-turfing fertiliser could be an effective step. You may place an order for it from us along with the turf pieces.

For further details on turfing in Wirral and Chester, call 01244 490106 or email us on lee@lwlandscapes.co.uk.