What do you use to cut artificial grass?

The key to successfully cutting artificial grass is using good quality, razor-sharp blades. The tough latex backing of artificial grass can quickly blunt Stanley knife blades and therefore it’s essential to buy good quality blades and have plenty of spares to hand.

Can you cut artificial grass with scissors?

Tools needed

Tools for cutting artificial turf can be very useful. The cut will be done on the back because there are no fibers and the cut is easier than perfect. For this, we can use large scissors, although the ideal is to use an industrial cutter, with the blades in proportion to the thickness of the turf.

Is artificial grass easy to cut?

Artificial grass comes in rectangular sections and will almost always have to be cut to size. The fabric and/or base layer is also cut to size using a sharp knife. If you are using self-adhesive tape to glue the seams, you do not need any tools.

Can I lay turf over existing grass?

Existing weeds will not be combated by laying are turf, they will still be present after a couple of months and you will be in the same issue as before. If you lay turf on existing grass, it is harder for the turf you have laid to set down healthy roots.

How long should you wait before mowing new turf?

When to mow your new lawn for the first time

Your new lawn will probably need its first cut about 3 weeks after you laid your turf. To test if it’s ready, tug on the grass. If the turf lifts up – wait and try again in a few days-time.

What happens if you walk on new turf?

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.

Is it possible to over water new turf?

Over watering

Applying too much water can cause the soil to become saturated or soggy. If this condition persists for a couple of weeks in cool weather or for only a few days in hot weather, the grass will suffocate. Turf flooded by water cannot breathe, and turf must breathe to live.

How do you maintain new turf?

How to care for your new lawn
  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.

What is the best fertilizer for new turf?

Firstly, if you are seeding a new lawn, we recommend you use a preseeding fertiliser. Growmore is generally the best fertiliser to use prior to sowing. It should be forked into the soil at 140g/m2. You can purchase Growmore fertiliser in either 2.5kg boxes, or 10kg tubs.

Why is my new turf going brown?

A newly laid turf needs lots of water. But if you find that patches of the turf are turning brown or the grass is wilting or it’s losing its colour, then you can sure that the turf is drying out. This means that the roots are getting the right amount of moisture for the turf to become healthy.

Should I feed newly laid turf?

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.