Step 4: Watering New Turf

  • Upon installation, completely soak the new turf with at least 25mm of water and check that the water has seeped through the turf and into the soil below.

  • A little hint to save on water is to place a cup 2 metres away from the sprinkler, when the cup measures approximately 25mm move the sprinkler to a different area.

  • Ideally water for 1 hour per day for the first two weeks, by doing this, the turf will establish its root system.

  • When you believe your turf has become firmly rooted, less frequent and deeper watering should begin.

  • Please note weather conditions dictate the amount and frequency of watering, be certain that your new turf has enough moisture to survive hot, dry or windy periods.

  • Reflected heat from buildings dry out turf quicker, so be sure to water these areas more often.

  • A good indication that your turf is too dry will be gaps developing between the joins and if you pick up a corner and find the soil is very dry, you need to water immediately.

  • Once fully established (approximately 8 weeks) the turf should only be watered when necessary, by doing this it will assist in producing a more drought tolerant turf.

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