Watering your lawn is imperative once you lay your turf. You want to make sure you water often until the lawn is firmly established, and the roots have taken hold. Water small areas as they are finished if you are laying turf in a very large area. Even leaving it in the sun for an hour can do damage and start it drying out.
A Solid Root System
Getting the roots established is going to be crucial to the health of your lawn. You need to keep watering more often until they have started to grow down. You can test this by pulling up a corner of the turf. Turf that has its roots in place will be hard to pull up. This can happen in one week or can take up to eight weeks. It is all going to depend on what time of year it is, and where you live. You cannot mow the lawn either until the roots are well established. It is crucial to keep it well watered during those first six weeks. You want to water deeply, but not as often, for a good root system.
A Patchy Lawn
A patchy lawn a few weeks after installation can be caused by lack of early watering or extreme weather. There is not much that can be done at this point but it will come back. You can start cutting back on the watering as soon as the lawn is established. You should not need to do every day watering at this point, and in fact, it won’t help your lawn to do so.
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