FAQ: Can I Feed New Turf Grass?

Feeding your new lawn If you added a pre-turfing fertiliser to the soil before laying your lawn, you shouldn’t need to feed your new lawn for 4-6 weeks after laying it. Apply fertiliser after 10 days or so and be sure to water it in well.

Can you fertilize new turf?

We recommend you fertilise your lawn six weeks after laying, followed by a deep watering. This will help give the new turf the nutrients it needs to grow into a strong and healthy lawn.

What is the best feed for new turf?

As a general rule it is best to apply a pre-turfing feed before laying your lawn, in order to give it the best possible start. Once you have laid your lawn, feed twice yearly; once in the spring with a nitrogen rich lawn feed, and once in the autumn with fertiliser high in potash and phosphate.

How do you care for newly laid turf?

There are 5 rules to caring for new turf

  1. Water regularly, never let the ground dry out.
  2. Keep off the grass until it has rooted in.
  3. Mow little and often once the grass is growing well.
  4. Top up soil nutrient levels to encourage strong root growth.
  5. Don’t allow fallen leaves or debris to accumulate on your new lawn.

Can you put lawn feed on new grass seed?

When your new grass grows, it will be undeniably green and lush and most likely stay this way for the first few months post-sowing. You can apply a Quick Release: Spring / Summer fertiliser when the lawn is 6 – 8 weeks old or our Slow Release: Spring / Summer fertiliser.

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How long does it take for new turf to settle?

How long does it take turf to settle? On average, it’s OK to walk on a new turf around 3 weeks after installation. But everything depends upon weather, time of year and how well the ground was prepared. Only when the roots have penetrated the soil below and established is the ‘new’ lawn ready for action.

How long does newly laid turf take to root?

The whole process of laying turf can take up to four weeks depending on weather and how well the ground was prepared prior to laying the fresh turf. During these four weeks, the roots in the turf will grow into the soil and the turf will become stronger and more able to withstand harsh weather conditions.

Why is my new turf going yellow?

If your turf is yellow it means that the grass plants desperately need fresh air and daylight. That means you’ll need to take off the top two layers of turf and stack them somewhere in the shade – or even better – unroll them on some spare ground while you lay the others.

How often should I water my new turf?

New turf may require watering twice a day for the first week, then 2-3 times a week, then, after 3-6 weeks, once a week. Once your turf is established, it is best to water it well before noon, so it will dry off before evening.

How do you feed a new lawn?

If you added a pre-turfing fertiliser to the soil before laying your lawn, you shouldn’t need to feed your new lawn for 4-6 weeks after laying it. However, if you forgot the pre-turfing feed, the plants will be grateful for a nutrient top up ASAP. Apply fertiliser after 10 days or so and be sure to water it in well.

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Can you over water new grass?

While new grass needs water to grow and establish deep roots, too much water can cause problems that end up hurting your grass. Learning how to properly water new grass and spreading out your watering throughout the day will help you avoid these problems.

What’s the best lawn feed?

The best lawn feed to buy in 2021

  1. Westland SafeLawn Child and Pet Friendly Natural Lawn Feed: Safest lawn feed.
  2. Miracle-Gro Evergreen Fast Green Liquid Concentrate Lawn Food: Best liquid lawn feed.
  3. Miracle-Gro Evergreen Complete 4 in 1 Lawn Food: Best overall lawn feed.

Should you feed new grass?

Feed your new lawn after its first cut. That will help the plants to recover from being mown and encourage them to grow new shoots and new roots.

Can I fertilize my lawn every 2 weeks?

Can I fertilize my lawn every 2 weeks? To avoid over-fertilizing, applying a fertilizer every two weeks is not recommended. Fertilizing as often as every two weeks will likely lead to problems such as lawn burn, excessive grass growth, as well as polluted water that can lead to toxic algae growth.

Should I fertilize before rain?

Too much rain could wash away the fertilizer before it has a chance to soak into the soil, so plan to fertilize several days before a heavy rain arrives or several days later.