Turf Online FAQ's - Turf & Turf Care

Q: How thick is the turf cut?

A: The soil on the back of the turf is approximately half an inch thick.

Q: Can I lay turf directly on top of my old worn out lawn?

A: “If a job is worth doing its worth doing well”. The soil should be prepared as if for seedbed for the best results.

Q: How deep should the soil be beneath the turf?

A: We would recommend a minimum of 4 – 6” (10 – 15cm) of good quality, free draining, fertile soil.

Q: Why do you recommend using pre-turfing fertiliser?

A: When the turf is harvested the roots are removed and by adding nutrients to the soil you are encouraging rapid re-establishment of this root system which is so crucial to the health of your new lawn, the roots absorb water and nutrients from the soil.

Q: Why should I apply fertiliser to my lawn?

A: Turf is alive and like all living things requires water, food and oxygen. By feeding the lawn it is strong and healthy and able to out-grow wear and tear and fend off pests, diseases and weeds.

Q: Do you deliver to my area?

A: We deliver to almost all UK addresses except some Highland and Islands where we are unable to get the next day and therefore we wouldn’t be able to deliver fresh turf.

Q: How often should I water my turf?

A: You should water daily morning and evening for the first week to 10 days or until the roots have gone into your soil, check by lifting a corner and see if the turf is adhering to the soil. Once rooted water occasionally as the weather dictates.

Q: When should I mow the lawn?

A: Once the turf has rooted and is holding onto the soil when you lift a corner you can set your mower to its highest setting and clip the top growth. Don’t remove more than 25% of the grass plant with the first cut. Gradually reduce the height with each subsequent cut to the height you like to maintain your lawn.

Q: When is the best time of year to lay a new lawn?

A: We supply year round but the best times are spring and autumn when the weather is cooler, the turf is still growing and there is less risk of the turf drying out. You can still get good results in summer and winter though.

Q: How long can the turf be left before I lay it?

A: We recommend that you have the turf delivered on the day you intend to lay it, if you don’t get it all laid on the day unroll any remaining turf to the open air