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Newly laid turf - how often to water?

Just had new turf laid yesterday - currently in the midlands highs of 24/25 degrees today and looks a steady AtLeast 22 into next week, minus a small dip at the weekend. Guys who laid it said to do it once for an hour in the evening but I don’t want to ruin it by not enough water in this heat as Ive finally got The lawn I wanted! 
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  • beanie31beanie31 Posts: 15

  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,627
    What's the underlying soil like? If it's sandy and free-draining it's pretty much impossible to overwater in hot weather.
  • beanie31beanie31 Posts: 15
    I honestly have no idea - they added topsoil after rotavating it and then they used the roller on the soil before laying it x
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,627
    In that case follow the instructions of 1 hour watering each evening, but increase it if there's any sign of drying out such as yellowing or browning, or shrinkage along the joints.
  • beanie31beanie31 Posts: 15
    Thankyou for your help! X
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,145
    I think you may even need more if you have no 'good' rain in the forecast over the next week or two. As @JennyJ says, it will depend on what the soil is like and how quickly the site drains.

    They've made a very good job of that too. A top job  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • beanie31beanie31 Posts: 15
    This is the before and after - I tried nearly every weed and feed product over previous years and I just had enough. I’m so in love with it I will do anything to make sure it doesn’t dry out or die 🙈 Thankyou for your advice, yes I wasn’t sure with the heat if 1 hour was enough x 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,145
    It looks great. I hope you enjoy it  :)
    If you think it needs more water - just do it, but try and water it at night if that's possible, and not when it's sunny.
    It gives the water a chance to get right down into the ground, and means it doesn't evaporate as quickly - giving the grass the best chance.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • beanie31beanie31 Posts: 15
    Newest problem this morning is cat poop 😩😩 found 2 poops on the actual grass. They haven’t dug it to cover it AtLeast but I don’t own cats myself. I’ve had to pick it up as not leaving it there.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,145
    You have my serious sympathies. The only deterrent is a water scarecrow. You can get them online.
    I've spent years, spending a fortune into the bargain, trying to keep the persistent offenders out  :/
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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