Can you lay new turf in winter?
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Also question is, how do you look after newly laid turf in the winter?
Watering winter turf Water turf immediately after laying and make sure the moisture has soaked through into the soil beneath. Check daily that turf isn't drying out (especially on windy days) and be vigilant until the roots have firmly bedded themselves into your soil. NEVER walk on frozen grass. You will kill it.
Secondly, how long does Turf take to root in winter? The answer is that the process takes about two weeks for shallow roots and up to six weeks to establish deep root growth. With proper preparation and care your sod will look beautiful and healthy from the start.
In this way, can you lay turf any time of year?
Turf is best laid in mid-autumn, but can be laid any time between mid-autumn and late winter whenever the soil is not too wet or frosty. In spring and autumn little mowing is needed so newly-laid turf can be left relatively undisturbed for several weeks.
Can you put turf down in January?
Turf is slow to root in cold conditions. It won't need any looking after but you will have to keep off it for 6-8 weeks. If you do lay the turf in January, It will be well established by Spring and ready for family use. See January.