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Caring for your new build homes’ garden
Please keep your newly laid grass watered for at least the first 2-3 weeks of occupying the property in order for the roots to grow.
You should keep the grass watered during dry periods such as in the summer months. However, during autumn and winter months it may not be necessary to regularly water your grass.
Your new grass will be vulnerable to damage during the first 6-8 weeks of being laid. It is important that you give the garden time to settle before walking on it. We advise that you support your weight when walking on new grass by using a plank or board to distribute the weight. Long-term growth damage can occur if you do not care for your garden correctly.
You are responsible for rectifying any issues caused by pets, for example, if you live in a home with pets, such as dogs, this can affect the condition of the garden.
When mowing your new lawn for the first time please ensure that you do not cut the grass too short, causing growth damage. We also advise that it may be beneficial to apply a weed treatment to your lawn twice a year.
If there is shrubbery or planting in your front or rear garden, it is important that you water these during the first 3-4 weeks of occupying the property in order for new roots to become established. You should water shrubbery or planting throughout the warmer months, watering should not be required in the colder months.