The Time for Your Turf
Have you ever thought of being able to see green everywhere once you look outside your house? The time for going green has definitely come. In fact, it has already come a long time already and now, it is time that you took advantage of that. See, it has been happening for so long already that you are long overdue. But there is no time too late to go green and if going green right now means making sure that the surroundings of your house is going to be green and friendly to the environment, then make that move. It may not be much right now and look like much right now but it is definitely the very best that you can do so far. The very first step is always the most difficult.
Maybe the Time for Some Turf
One of the best things that a person can do to be able to help the world become a lot greener would be to make sure that they plant a lot of green things in their home and in the areas surrounding their house. Of course, some may go the distance and have a tree planting activity in some barren piece of land so much so that that brown land would become green soon enough. However, if you cannot do such a thing, what you can focus on would be your house and its surrounding areas.
You can go and plan to plant green things and lay down some turf. The turf is one of the best things that could ever happen to people who do need to have a good carpet of green and fine leaves out in their front lawn or perhaps backyard. You can go out and talk to people with green thumbs or those who are planning to focus on gardening and they would tell you that to get some turf and lay it down would be the easiest thing to do especially if you are a beginner.
Is Today The Best Time To Lay Down That Turf?
It is very important that you get the very best time for you to lay that turf that you had bought. See, it is like planting something out there – if the weather is not compatible to whatever it is that you had planted on the earth, and then you can be assured that it will not grow well if it will grow at all. This is a bad thing to experience especially if you have been waiting for days and weeks for the plant to grow but only to find out that it shriveled up and died because the weather was not right.
In any way, experts on turf have suggested that there is no perfect time to actually lay turf. The thing about this is that it can grow in all kinds of weather conditions. The only things that you would have to avoid though would be when the weather is too hot or if the weather is too cold. Extremes can really affect your turf so much so that it would not grow at all. You would want to avoid this.
However, if you are looking for the very best time to do this, then you should listen to experts when they say that turf grows and develops well if you lay it down during spring. You can also do it when fall has come around. These are the best seasons as there is still a lot of water and moisture in the ground and in the air and moisture is needed a lot by turf to be able to do well.
What Do The Extreme Weather Conditions Do?
Do try and put down that turf when the weather conditions are too extreme and you would find out that it has definitely not been the best thing you did all your life. See, during summer and the weather is too hot, then the turf would only end up baked and that is sure not going to be good. It would only dry up the turf, make it shrivel and then die. Unless you are planning on spraying the turf and the soil around it with a lot of water, then go ahead and lay it down during the summer. If not, then do not expect your turf to grow.
On the other hand, if you plan on doing this during winter, do you think the turf would have time to breathe and suck in the moisture that they need. They would only get really frozen and frozen plants are not going to do you any good. There would not be even good amount of moisture for the turf to use to grow well.
In Preparation for Laying Turf
One of the top things that you should do before you lay down turf is to make sure that the soil that you would be laying it down on would be good enough for it to grow well. See, the thing about the soil is that it may seem okay from the top but beneath it are a lot of things that make growing plants a lot more difficult. With that, you should till the soil first so that it has enough moisture and air for the roots to go downward and live. This is something that a lot of people forget to do before they lay turf.
It is also important that you are ready to provide a lot of moisture to the turf that you had laid down so much so that it would be able to live well. See, you can do this if you have a water sprinkler system built onto your grounds. However, if you do not have such, you can resort to manually water it using a pail or perhaps a water sprinkler (the ordinary type). You can also use a garden hose if you want to. Just make sure that the soil is good and the water is enough for your turf as it will do really well once you provide them these.
My Name is David Harris & my Profession is I’m Senior Manager at LandVision. LandVision provide Landscape Planning, Landscape Architect input, landscape design, landscape management, tree surveys, tree reports, ecology surveys.