Everyone wants their house to look perfect but what some people don’t realise is that you really have to start with your garden. You can have the nicest house in the world but if your garden isn’t in order then your home is never going to look its best. There are countless of things you can do to improve the look of your garden but the best place to start is with the turf. A good looking lawn is essential but it can be tricky to get it just the way you want it. Hopefully this article will give you a few valuable tips on how to ensure that you get the perfect lawn turf.
Some people choose to buy seed and grow their own lawn from scratch, the problem with this method is that it can take a long time to grow and when it does it can come out in patches. This leaves you with uneven grass often with bits of soil poking through, not the look anybody wants!
When you’re selecting a type of turf there are things you need to bear in mind. Many people think that all turf is basically the same, this isn’t true. Your lawn can look dramatically different depending on what species of grass you choose. Some types of grass require certain soil conditions to thrive so check with the supplier before you buy. If you are going to purchase turf then make sure that you are dealing with a respectable and well known supplier so that you end up getting the product that you paid for.
When people are laying the turf they have purchased they often underestimate the importance of timing. Turf can be laid down at most times of the year but you should avoid laying during frosty or extended hot and dry weather for the best results.
To ensure that your turf thrives you are going to need to make sure that have between 4” and 6” of good quality topsoil.
There are plenty of websites that show you the best way to lay your turf so this article is going to skip this part and focus on what comes next. After your turf has been laid you have to make sure that you water it regularly for about a week to make sure that it properly takes root.
If you follow these tips then in no time at all your turf will look completely seamless and natural and the foundation of your perfect garden will be complete.