If you’re planning on installing new turf or getting your existing lawn to look its best, then it’s a good idea to ask for advice from a turf supplier like Buffalo Turf. There are many different types of turf available, from red to fescue, and each one comes with its own set of pros and cons. To choose the right type for your property and budget, here are some tips on how to get the best turf:
Learn How to Prepare Your Soil
When you’re looking to buy turf, it’s important that the soil be of the highest quality possible. This is because turf will only grow in a healthy environment, and if your soil isn’t up to par then your grass won’t be either.
Turn Over Your Soil
Turning over the soil is the best way to get more air in your turf, which helps to keep it healthy and thriving. Turning over the soil also helps to break up compacted soil, making it easier for roots to grow through. If you have deep-rooted lawns, turning over your soil may be necessary if you want them to thrive.
Rake and Level the Soil
To get the best turf, you need to level the soil. This can be done with a rake, spade, shovel or pitchfork.
Add Some Peat Moss
The best way to add peat moss into your soil is by hand, but if you don’t have the time or desire to do so, there are other ways. For example:
- You can buy bags of peat moss in stores and add it directly into your lawn from there; just follow the instructions on how much you should use and make sure that it’s thoroughly mixed with soil before planting.
- You could also buy some pre-made blends which already contain a high concentration of peat (see below). These will help reduce watering requirements while still providing excellent results for all types of turfgrasses.
Order Several Days in Advance
It’s a good idea to order a few days in advance. This gives you more time to make sure that your turf will be delivered on time and in the best possible condition.
If you order too early, it’s possible that your turf might not be ready for pickup by the time it arrives at its destination (especially if there is inclement weather). If this happens, then you’ll need to wait until next year and try again.
Water Down the Soil
- Water the soil to a depth of 2 inches
- Water until it is moist but not soggy
Lay the First Layer of Turf
Lay the first layer of turf, which is the longest and most expensive part. Cut the turf around patios, edging, fences and other immovable objects. Lay a row of green on each side of your patio at 90 degrees to your first row. This will create an even look for you as well as save you money in labor costs because when laying turf it’s much easier if you don’t have to bend over or lay down flat on your back!
Cut the turf around patios, edging, fences and other immovable objects.
Cut the turf to avoid wastage.It’s important that you cut the turf around patios, edging, fences and other immovable objects. This ensures that your grass isn’t damaged by roots or stones which could cause it to die from disease.
Then lay the next row alongside that first row at 90 degrees.
Once you have laid the first row, make sure that it is at 90 degrees to the second row. This will ensure that there are no gaps in between your turf and ensure that you get an even look across your site.
You should also make sure that your turf is laid evenly across all areas of your site and not just one area at a time as this can cause unevenness later down the line when watering or mowing.
With all this in mind, you should have a good idea of how to order the best turf for your lawn. Remember that patience is key when purchasing any product, but especially for grass.