How to look after a new lawn

It’s important to look after new turf in order to keep it looking as good as the day it was laid. Find out how to look after a new lawn with tips from Essex turf and topsoil supplier, Paynes Turf.

How to look after a new lawn

Keep the turf alive!

Always remember that turf is living and breathing, and therefore requires looking after so that it stays healthy – not to mention lush and green. When you place an order for turf rolls, make sure that they’re delivered on the day that you intend to lay them. When you order turf from us, we only ever harvest the turf the day before it’s delivered so that it arrives as fresh as possible. In order to maintain your lawn after it’s been laid, you’ll need to look after it by carrying out the following maintenance tasks:

Water the lawn

Water is an essential ingredient to allow the new turf to establish and grow. The lawn must be watered immediately upon laying, but you must make sure that the water has seeped right through the new turf and into the soil below. You can check this by lifting a corner of the turf. Remember to water your new lawn every day for at least two weeks, even if it has rained, preferably early in the morning for the best results.

How to look after a new lawn

Mow the lawn

Once the new turf has established (you can check this by trying to lift the turf – if you encounter some resistance then the turf is established, but if you can pull the turf away easily then leave it for a few more days) the next best thing you can do for your lawn is to mow it. Mowing stimulates growth and encourages the grass blades to grow thicker and stronger, which in turn leaves less room for weeds to take hold. However, always remember the golden rule of mowing: never cut more than a third off the top of the grass at any one time.

How to look after a new lawn

Feed the lawn

Give your lawn an extra boost in the autumn and spring with a lawn feed. This will ensure that your lawn receives everything it needs in order to grow strong, green and healthy.