General information

Lawn care instructions upon receipt

Please download a copy of our Lawn Care instructions which should be strictly followed to ensure that freshly laid turf receives the best care when it is first installed.

July 2018 After Care Sheet


Coping with Drought

10 tips for gardeners laying turf.

1  Plan ahead to prevent turf drying out. Don’t have more turf delivered at one time than you can lay.

2  Only buy turf from a TGA grower or one of its stockists. That way you will know the turf
is fresh when you buy it. Turffit Ltd are members of the TGA.

3  Buy the right type of turf for the job in hand. Turffit Ltd
have the knowledge to help you make the best choice

4  When your turf is delivered, stack it in a shady place with the aim of laying all that is
delivered during the course of one day

5  Prepare and wet the ground immediately before laying your turf. Consider incorporating a water-retaining
soil conditioner to help keep the soil moist.

6  To conserve water, lay and water-in 20% of the delivery at a time.
This means the first turf you lay won’t have dried out by the time you reach the end

7  Give the turf a light rolling to ensure good contact with the soil underneath.

8  In the following days, only water in the early morning or early evening so the sun
doesn’t burn off the water you’ve applied.

9 Hold back on the mowing. The blades of grass should be at least one inch
in height.

10 As the lawn establishes over the first 28 days, reduce the level of watering while
ensuring that it doesn’t dry out and turn brown.

After 28 days, your lawn should be well established. Enjoy it!

If you would like more information from one of Scotland's leading turf suppliers,
don't hesitate to get in touch with Turffit today for a free consultation and quotation. Call: 01592 869 000