If you want a perfectly green lawn and don’t feel like waiting months, then turf is the way to go. They are not expensive, are installed quickly and they allow you to walk around the garden a lot faster. Installing grass mats is not difficult either. You can find information on self-placement here.
When to do it?
In principle, you can lay turf all year round, but it is best to do this in a period when it is not freezing. It should not be too hot either, so do not lay turf in the burning sun. Spring or autumn are good periods. Choose a day when rain is expected (or the day after) so that the turf will be well watered immediately after laying. It is preferable not to lay turf in a soaking wet muddy subsoil, because then there is the risk of the roots rotting immediately and that’s something you want to keep in mind.
Old turf can be removed in two ways: with a spade or with a mechanical turf cutter. If only a small area is involved, you can remove the old turf with a sharp spade. Do not use the machine on a …