Laying your roll out (instant) lawn is ideally done during Spring and early Autumn, however KMC Lawn Turf can be laid at almost any time of the year.
The ground should be firm, smooth and flat with good drainage. Soil should not be water logged or frozen.
The areas to be turfed should be dug to a dept of about 15cm. All weeds, debris, large stones and existing grass should be dug out and removed. Ideally the area should be raked and then rolled. The ground should be firm but not compacted.
Pre fertiliser should be sprinkled over the area (70g per square yard) this will help the rooting process.
Laying your roll out lawn!
KMC Lawn Turf is sold in rolls of 1 square yard. Measure the lenght and width to give the area in sq yards. Always add an extra 5% to allow for waste for your instant, roll out lawn.
KMC Lawn Turf should be laid with-in 24 hours of delivery. Lay the KMC Lawn Turf/Sod along the edges first with the longest sides of the turf parallel to the boundary line.
Lay the KMC Lawn Turf sod/turf in rows across the area and work forward from a straight side. Stagger the joints as in brickwork. Butt the ends and edges tightly together with-out stretching the turf/sod.
Use a kneeler to work from to place on top of the turf/sod you have just laid. Fill any gaps between the turf/sod by sprinkling fine top soil into them and brush over with a soft brush. Roll the finished instant lawn with a roller to level the turf/sod and to bed it in.
Thorough watering of your new roll out lawn is key! A new lawn needs watering twice a day in the summer time until the sod has taken root. You can tell when your instant lawn has taken root when the sod will not lift at the edges. If your instant lawn dries out the turf/sod will shrink and gaps will appear.
Avoid walking on your new lawn for approx 4 weeks. Mow the new lawn once the turf/sod has rooted and regularly there after. Keep the blade high!
Spring lawns will need fertilizer. Autumn lawns should wait until the following spring to be fertilized.
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