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19/06/2013 at 14:51

As a BRAND NEW gardener, I laid turf last week,  (14ft x 12ft) having inherited a 'yard',

It's grown to around 4cm, so can I mow it? Can I walk/sit on it? Is it established enough? Help!

19/06/2013 at 14:58

If you laid it last week, it will not have had time yet to put down roots.  

19/06/2013 at 17:48

thank you very much, i'm just a bit worried about the length of the grass, does that matter? How long shall I leave it? 3 weeks has been mentioned

 

 

19/06/2013 at 17:50

No, not for quite a while yet, the poor thing needs water and rest - daily water if you are having no rain, and to be left well alone to allow the roots to grow down into the soil you carefully prepared for the turf before you laid it.   It can have a very gentle high as possibe cut in about 8 weeks to get the plants to bush up and make the grass thicker.  It is a mass of baby plants with their roots cut offf, be kind to it if you want it to serve you well for a long time. 

20/06/2013 at 09:27

thank you  will do

21/10/2013 at 20:27

When watering i would recomend on watering deeply each time you water to encourage deep rooting and water before the heat of the day so that the lawn has time to dry before nightfall.

21/10/2013 at 20:29

my lawn doesn't need a lot of watering at the mo. I could do with some heat though

22/10/2013 at 11:01

I think the lawns are getting a good soaking at the moment.

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