If you want to have a beautiful yard, getting a turf lawn is the best way to achieve it. It’s very easy to do and all you have to do after this is properly maintain it. It’s a sure way to have it for at least a few years. However, if you don’t take good care of it, you’ll have dead turf in your garden, dry yellow patches of withered grass and, of course, a waste of money.
Let’s see what you can do to keep your garden looking good for as long as possible.
You’ve seen people mowing their lawn, but here’s what you need to remember; if you want your turf to survive a long time, you should keep it without mowing for at least a few weeks after it was laid. The main reason for this is that the turf needs to get proper roots in the soil, and if you mow it before this happens, you might possibly damage the whole garden.
Use a mowing machine that’s adjustable to the height, this way you won’t cut the turf too short. You need to know that if you use a small height for cutting the turf, it will dry out and burn, leaving you without any garden at all. The same is valid for mowing it too high. The best height to use when mowing is about 3 inches high, as it will give you a long time between mowing without damaging the turf.
The Right Fertilizer
Every green plant needs fertilizer, so your turf makes no exception. You should regularly use fertilizers to keep the lawn and the turf looking their best. The summer is the proper time to use a special fertilizer because it’s the time when the plants will absorb more nutrients from the soil. Ask a specialist about what type of fertilizer to use for your variety of turf and you’ll get great results.
Don’t forget about properly watering the turf. You’ll need to make a small investment and set up a watering system that works on schedule. It will keep your turf vibrant, healthy and always green. It will also help it grow and absorb the fertilizers that you use, along with preventing it from drying from the sun or the heat. However, don’t use too much water, as you can damage the roots – they will decay and this can mean certain death for the turf.
The Pest Control
Depending on the area you live in, you certainly have different rules for pest control. Find out what pests are common in your area and make sure you treat your lawn accordingly. It will save you a lot of headache later, even if some species of turf are more resistant to some pests. Use the right pesticides, but ask a professional about this, especially if you have animals (dogs or cats) or children that play there.