10 Sep Preventing Burnout in Your New Lawn
Once your instant turf is installed, you’ll want to ensure that it flourishes. To do that, you have to make sure it’s properly cared for. Part of caring for your lawn includes keeping it from burning out.
Lawn burnout, also called sod heating, is when a newly rolled out turf deteriorates due to warm weather. If the turf has been left in the roll for too long before being laid out, turf burnout becomes much more likely to happen. The three main contributors to lawn turf burnout are heat, poor ventilation and delay between harvest and installation.
Fortunately, if you purchase your lawn turf from Australian Seed and Turf, this won’t be a problem. Our products are always freshly harvested so you don’t have to worry about the turf deteriorating while waiting to be installed.
Signs of burnout in your lawn turf
If you’re wary of your turf burning out, watch out to see if:
- The roll is warm to the touch
- The turf is yellowish and sickly-looking when unrolled
- There is a sour odour, as opposed to the earthy scent of fresh turf
The best way to prevent burnout is to not leave your turf rolled up too long. Lay it down and install it as soon as possible. For quicker installation, it’s best to ensure that the ground is well prepared beforehand.
Remember to also avoid watering your lawn turf whilst it is still rolled up; the moisture might initially seem like a good idea, but it actually heats up the roll quicker. Wait until the turf is properly unrolled before watering.
During hotter days, you will likely need to water your newly installed lawn at least twice daily to prevent dehydration. Watering frequency can decrease as soon as you’re sure that the root systems are well established.
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