I had brand new turf laid in late January. The contractors who laid it said that unless the weather changed significantly watering shouldn't be necessary. A few weeks later and the gaps between turf patches have largened slightly and a few bits of turf have gone slightly brown. I've been told by the site manager (we live on a new build estate) that he thinks this means it needs more watering. However, when I lift up a corner of the turf the ground underneath still feels moist to the touch, as does the underneath of the turf, so I'm worried that watering it may be unnecessary or even harmful. We had a few days of sub-zero temperatures shortly after it was laid: is it possible the shrinkage and browning is frost damage rather than a sign it needs more watering, given how moist it feels?
- 3 Feb, 2011