Technically, mown grass will last about 36 hours in summer and about 72 hours in winter. But install it as soon as possible, please. The sooner fresh grass passes from the farm to the ground, the better, so that it does not dry out. Buying grass in rolls makes installation relatively simple; simply unrolling the grass lines placed side by side until your yard is covered.
But it's not a good idea to buy grass several days before you intend to install it. During the growing season, especially when the temperature is above 80 degrees Fahrenheit with high humidity, the grass tries to keep growing even after being rolled up. It releases nitrogen, which heats the roll and starts killing the grass as soon as 12 hours after the grass is harvested. In colder spring and fall weather, you may have three to five days to unwind your lawn before damage occurs.
The lawn should be installed as soon as possible after receiving it. Once the grass is harvested, it starts to break down. The speed at which this occurs is determined by the temperature of the air. The grass ordered in winter will last up to a week on the pallet, but if you install it in the hot summer, it will only last 24 hours or less.
Watering the lawn while it's still on the platform won't help. The heat of decay is what will cause the grass to spoil, not the lack of moisture. Technically, mown grass will last between 12 hours and five days before it starts to die. The amount of time you have to lay the lawn will depend a lot on the weather and the time of year.
How long will grass last on a pallet? On a hot day, freshly mown green grass will begin to yellow very quickly on the pallet due to the heat. After the first day, it will turn pale yellow and turn more intense yellow or brown the longer it stays on the pallet. In the hottest summer months, grass should not be left on the pallet for 2 days. In colder climates, grass will last longer.
So how long does the grass last? Now you know that mown grass optimally lasts only 12 hours and no more than 5 days, even in cold temperatures. If you wait too long and your lawn starts to show signs of decay or death, you may have no choice but to throw it away and start again with fresh grass. For further assistance with delivering new turf or turf, contact a turf installation company in your local area. Removing organic debris, tilling the soil, and adding water and fertilizer helps the lawn grow quickly, but good lawn care practices are of no use if the lawn dies before installation.