Page 1 of 1

New Turf Care.. Advice needed.

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:07 am
by Sean2012
Hi all,

Had my garden returfed about 2.5 weeks ago. Had been watering it twice a day for the first 2 weeks, being the third week I am now watering it every alternate day. The grass has grown well about 10-12cm. I have a few questions if someone can help me out.

1) The grass now seems well rooted do I now still water it for the same amount of time as i was doing in the first two weeks?

2) I should be about to mow for the first time in the next few days, but was just wondering if i need to rake the lawn first to straighten the grass as where i have walked over the lawn the grass seems to lay flat (see photo).

3) Is it ok to mow when the grass is wet or should i let it dry first?

4) Do i need to water the lawn soon after it has been mowed?

5) I understand that the mower needs to be set at the highest, do i mow ever other day to get it to the required grass lenght?

Any advice will be much appreciated.

New Turf Care.. Advice needed.

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:51 am
by yartin
Unless it's central court Wimbledon, lawn requires minimum care. They say lawn will need watering if they are used to so best not water.
I doubt new lawn requires raking so soon.
Not sure why highest setting when mowed, I would use middle and defo not the lowest.
I am no expert so wait for more replies.

New Turf Care.. Advice needed.

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:23 pm
by Sean2012
yartin wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:51 am
Unless it's central court Wimbledon, lawn requires minimum care. They say lawn will need watering if they are used to so best not water.
I doubt new lawn requires raking so soon.
Not sure why highest setting when mowed, I would use middle and defo not the lowest.
I am no expert so wait for more replies.
Been told by the landscaper and even read it on different site that new turf require a lot of water to get the roots bedded (atleast twice a day in the first 2 weeks and every other day in week 3 and 4).
Dead Leaves from near by trees have fallen onto the lawn and then if a big patch is flat, don't want the mower to grab the whole patch and make it bald from there, hence I asked if its a good idea to rake it first.

New Turf Care.. Advice needed.

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:30 pm
by someone-else
No harm in raking it first.

Never cut the grass when its wet.