Yellow Turf

At Buy Turf, we take pride in the high quality turf products we produce from our family run farm in Ormskirk. All of the turf in our fields are cultivated by agriculture experts, harvested to order & quality checked by hand to ensure that a fresh turf product is delivered to your door the next day. These procedures we take to ensure that a quality product arrives however, this can be made much more difficult during the hot summer months.

Once you've laid the turf make sure you give it a good watering every single day

When your turf is delivered there is a chance that it will have begun to yellow slightly in colour. This is normal as turf is of course a living product. The discolouration is caused by a lack of sunlight & the rolls drying out during transport. We cut all our turf the day before it is due for delivery, but this still means it is rolled up overnight. Yellowing is much more common during warm days during the spring and summer, but as long as you lay the turf and water it as quickly as possible as soon as it is delivered to your door, it will begin to root in and will green up quickly with plenty of water and sunshine.

However, we understand that it is not always possible to lay the turf as soon as it arrives, so there are some simple steps you can follow to help slow the yellowing process.

It is important that you do not just leave any turf rolled up on the pallet. Take the turf off the pallet and unroll them. The grass needs to see sunlight as soon as possible so it does not matter where you put them, just as long as the turf is not in direct sunlight. If the weather is dry, it is also important to give them some water to help prevent shrinkage. This is not a permanent solution and we would not recommend leaving turf like this for very long, although the leaves are getting sunlight, the roots won’t be getting any nutrients. We would still urge you to lay the turf, at the very latest, by the next day.

Once you've laid the turf make sure you give it a good watering every single day. Provided you've followed this advice the turf should green up within days of being laid. The turf will take between ten days and two weeks to root in fully, by which point you should not be having any more problems. Please note that we apply a pre-turfing fertiliser prior to harvesting each order to help prevent turf from yellowing so please refrain from applying more fertiliser at least until the turf has fully knitted in or during the first 14 days to prevent over feeding.

For more help with your turf, please refer to our FAQ section or browse our extensive knowledge base for more guides and gardening hints and tips before calling a member of the team.

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