My lawn transformation – @ridgeway_renovation

This year we have partnered with six well-known influencers who will be documenting their 2021 gardening trials and tribulations, as well as their lawn transformation, via our blog and social media channels. They will also be sharing top gardening tips and some handy advice on how to use some of our most popular products.

Earlier this month we caught up with one of our ambassadors, Frankie & Connor from Ridgeway_renovation, to find out more about her house and lawn transformation journey.

Three years ago when we first bought our house I could have never imagined our garden looking the way it’s looking now. The recent addition of our new lawn transformation, has completely changed our garden and given it a new lease of life! 

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However, to make sure our new lawn stays looking perfect all summer it needs to be carefully maintained and tended to. For instance, when the turf is harvested it’s left with very shallow roots so in dry weather it is important to make sure you are watering your new turf every day to encourage root growth and prevent it from dying off. It is also important to be careful not to over-water, as this can lead to shallow rooting and encourages weeds to grow in the grass. 

To ensure we can control the amount of water going into the new lawn, we use the Hozelock multi sprinkler which attaches to our auto hose. It’s great at spreading an even amount of water to the whole lawn. We just have to make sure that we are moving it around the lawn every so often.

If you are thinking about getting a new lawn here are some top tips to take into consideration; 

  1. The best time to lay turf is during spring or autumn when the rain will help the new grass establish roots in time for summer sun or winter frosts. 
  2. Prepare the ground by removing weeds and raking it level, then lay the turf so it overlaps slightly. 
  3. To create a clean edge, cut off any excess turf with a spade or sharp knife.
  4. Water the finished lawn well and keep watering every few days so it establishes well.
  5. Avoid walking on your new lawn for two to three weeks while it is settling in.
  6. Give your lawn at least 2 weeks before you mow it, this way it gives it a real chance to grow and establish roots. Start mowing when the grass is 2.5cm – 5cm high, never removing more than one-third of the total height of the grass at a time.

With these top tips, you can’t go wrong when it comes to looking after your new turf!!

About the Author

We are Frankie & Connor from Ridgeway_renovation. We bought our home back in September 2018 and have been renovating it ever since. Our house is all finished now but we still have some work to do in the garden over the summer

We have loved spending time on our garden over the last 2 and a half years and we are gradually getting it to where we want it to be. When we first bought the house the garden was full of brambles, it’s taken a lot of time to get to where it is now and we still aren’t done yet!!

This summer we can’t wait to do the final touches to the garden. We still need to complete our garden path which will make a big difference. The grass is also in need of some TLC after the winter and owning 2 giant rabbits and a dog. We have sleepers to fit as well and we are hoping to plant some tall bushes/plants (that the rabbits won’t be able to get to)