Tips for Ensuring That Newly Installed Lawn Turf Becomes Healthy and Strong

A new lawn turf can easily fill in bare spots on your lawn or take the place of an entire lawn itself, if you want something green and lush without having to wait for grass seed to grow. When you install new turf lawn you need to ensure your care for it properly so it doesn't get damaged before it has a chance to take root, as a newly installed turf lawn is not like a lawn that has had time to grow strong roots. Note the following tips.

1. Watering versus overwatering

Many lawn care experts advise that you water your new turf lawn twice per day after its installed, but avoid overwatering. How do you know how much water is too much, especially if you're supposed to water the turf twice per day?

The best thing you can do is pull up a small corner of the turf and inspect the soil, or use a spade to dig up a small part of the turf lawn and note the soil underneath. If the soil seems muddy or saturated, you're overwatering the turf lawn. Don't stop watering your new lawn twice per day, but simply reduce the amount of time you spend with each watering. If the soil seems dark and moist, then you're watering it just enough.

2. Weed control products

Weeds will pop up in a new turf lawn on occasion, since their seeds are easily scattered in the wind or may be dormant but present in the soil. Avoid any weed control products until your turf lawn has taken firm root in the soil, otherwise you may simply kill the lawn along with the weeds. You can tell if the turf lawn has taken root by trying to pull up a corner of it; if it won't come up or if you need to pull up roots along with the turf, then the roots have taken hold of the soil and you can apply weed control products as needed. This applies to pest control products as well.

3. Feeding

Always use lawn feed that is meant for new turf when you first feed the lawn, as products meant for lawn that has already taken root can be too strong for the delicate grass blades and may cause them damage. You also want to follow the instructions carefully; don't assume that if one feeding is good then more will be better, as you may simply damage the soil underneath the turf and in turn, choke the roots as they try to take hold.

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