19 Jan When’s the Best Time to Lay Instant Turf?
When thinking of laying your instant turf, it’s important to consider seasonal factors, grass variety and timing. For instance, lawn turf varieties like the Matilda Buffalo and Kikuyu Kenda are extremely durable and vigorous all-year-round. They can tolerate dry spells and have outstanding wear resistance. In general, however, scheduling your turf installation relies on different factors including the climate in your area, rainfall conditions and the seasonal temperature ranges.
If you want to time your turf installation in Melbourne right, here are some things to remember.
Lawn turf installation in summer
The main thing you have to contend with during summer is how high the temperature could get. If you choose a tough and extremely drought-resistant grass variety that can thrive in the full sun, then you’d have no problem with a summer installation schedule. Just remember to keep the lawn watered so that the roots are moist. A dried-out root system can damage the lawn and cause it to die. You can invest in a good irrigation system to make watering the lawn much easier.
Lawn turf installation in autumn
As the weather cools, your lawn turf won’t need that much watering. If you want to lay down the turf during autumn, make sure it’s as early in the season as possible. This gives the root systems enough time to get properly established, growing and strengthening their hold and ensuring that they can withstand the coming winter cold.
Lawn turf installation in winter
Winter is generally a bad time to lay down turf as the temperatures are too low and the soil too hardened to support root establishment. Instead, take this time to prepare the soil for a spring installation.
Lawn turf installation in spring
Spring proves the best water, light, warmth and soil conditions for most plants, making it the best time to lay your turf. The temperatures will support quick grass growth and the roots will be firmly established. The spring rains also make watering much easier. This season provides the nourishing, nurturing conditions to allow your turf to be well established and ready for harsh temperatures.
Looking for trusted turf suppliers?
Australian Seed and Turf offers lawn solutions for your commercial or domestic turf. From providing freshly cut lawn turf, to helping you with its proper installation, we’ve got you covered.Contact us at (03) 9772 7632 or send us an email so we can discuss how we can be of help.