As summer starts to fade and the leaves fall, many people may think it’s time to put their lawn projects on hold until spring. However, laying turf in autumn is the perfect idea and it comes with a raft of benefits that can help you achieve an established and green lawn by the time spring arrives.
In this post, we’ll explore why autumn is an excellent season for laying turf and the advantages it offers. At Inturf, with over 35 years of experience in the industry, we understand the importance of choosing the right time for your lawn project and are here to provide guidance.
Favourable Ground Temperature
One of the key reasons why laying turf in autumn is a great choice is that the ground temperature remains relatively high during this season without the scorching heat of the summer. This provides an ideal environment for the roots to establish themselves without the risk of your new turf overheating or drying out.
Reduced Watering Requirements
Autumn’s cooler weather and often more frequent showers means you won’t need to water your newly laid turf as often as you would during the hotter months. The increased moisture in the air and more frequent rainfall allows you to rely on nature to nurture your lawn. This not only saves you time but also conserves water.
Turf Establishment Over Winter
By laying turf in autumn, you allow it to establish itself over the winter months. There is generally less footfall on turf during the winter months so it gives the new turf chance to put down strong roots and prepare itself for spring.
Cost and time Effective
You may also find it more cost and time effective during this period. Laying turf in the middle of summer can mean more time and cost watering the turf, fertilisers and other maintenance costs and time. During autumn you may not need to water the turf quite as much and the maintenance will be reduced as you are not having to protect the turf from such high temperatures.
Reduced Wear and Tear
As the dark nights and cold weather comes round, we typically spend less time outside and on our lawns. This reduced footfall is ideal for newly laid turf as it allows the turf to build strength and resilience during the winter months and has less wear and tear. As you leave your turf to establish over the winter come spring you should have a lovely green lawn to enjoy.
Start laying your turf this autumn
Laying turf in autumn is a strong decision that offers numerous benefits. With favourable ground temperatures, reduced watering requirements and the opportunity for your turf to establish itself over winter, you’ll have a beautiful, healthy lawn ready to thrive come spring.
Plus, it’s an efficient choice that saves you both time and money. At Inturf, we have decades of experience in the industry and would love to help you with your autumn turf project. Get in touch with our team today to discuss your plans and benefit from our wealth of knowledge and expertise in turf laying. Your dream lawn is just a season away!