In home ownership, few things are quite as satisfying as having a beautiful, pristine layer of turf across your yard. This lovely sight comes at the cost of a little bit of effort—turf installation comes with several considerations and steps to ensure that your turf is the best it can be.
Thankfully, turf installation experts at Waterwise Landscaping have some tips for you that’ll help make your next turf project a great success.
Turf Installation Tips
Don’t Do Other Tasks Over Fresh Turf
It’s a common thing to save the best for last. In this case, you should leave your turf installation as the final step in building your lawn, and you should avoid doing yard tasks over fresh new turf. Otherwise, you risk damaging that brand-new look long before the roots even have the chance to settle in.
Ensure Your Area Is Suitable
Before you even start installing your turf, you need to see if your installation area is compatible with turf conditions in the first place. Ensure that your turf will be installed in an area that receives adequate sunlight – obstruction by trees and buildings can prevent your turf from getting their daily dose of life-giving sun.
Some grass varieties can tolerate more shade than others, but in general, a healthy amount of direct sunlight is 6-8 hours a day.
You should also make sure that your area can be easily mowed, as this will become a very important maintenance task for your new turf. Additionally, be sure that the turf area has easy access to water, for obvious reasons!
Have A Good Reticulation System In Place
A reticulation system will ensure that your turf always gets the water it needs. This is especially critical in the early stages of its life cycle when the roots are still very short, and can’t effectively absorb water. In this state, all it takes is a day without water for your turf to start dying off!
A turf reticulation setup will make it easier to maintain your lawn, as you won’t have to go out and water it manually, or set up sprinklers in place. It’ll also take your mind off having to schedule the task as part of your daily routine, as it activates automatically, and for a specified amount of time only. If properly set up, a turf reticulation system will water perfectly evenly as well.
On the topic of reticulation, Perth users in particular, need to concern themselves with having a Waterwise Irrigation system in place, as this is the secret to having a green lawn during water restrictions.
Contact Landscape Contractors Perth Trusts For Turf Installation
To take all the guesswork out of turf installation, the best solution is to get trusted landscape architects to do the job. Waterwise Landscaping provides top-tier sustainable landscaping services in WA, offering you peace of mind if you get your turf installed by us. If you’re based near Perth, get in touch with us today for a free quotation on your turf installation or any other landscaping project.