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We prepare the ground, remove the old lawn and supply and lay new lawn turf.
Don't despair if you've just moved into a new home that has compacted subsoil where a front lawn should be or if your old lawn looks like a worn-out rug. The cost to have a turf lawn laid is probably less than you think, it's warm enough and rain helps develop strong roots and saves a lot of time watering.
The big advantage of lawn turf over seed is speed. From soil preparation to final layout, it's possible to lay a modest-sized turf lawn in one day. Moss and weeds in the morning and a green lawn in the evening!
scroll on down for how we lay lawn turf and some D.I.Y tips.
These are the 4 main kinds of turf for making a lawn with the pros and cons for each type
1 Meadow grass turf is cut from an ordinary meadow and is quite hard wearing.
2 Play area turf is better quality than meadow turf and is grown from a mix of grass seeds predominantly ryegrass to be hard wearing and is suitable for children's play areas, utility areas and other high use areas.
3 Shade turf is grown from grass seed that is tolerant to shade.
4 The ‘Bowling green’ Lawn turf is grown from fescues the fine bristle like grasses that are used extensively for bowling and golf course grass.
Specialist turfs. There are other grass mixes for laying tennis courts or bowling greens, consult your specialist supplier for details.
Soil type for growing a lawn
This is how to Prepare the ground for laying turf or sowing grass seed
How to flatten and firm the soil
Shaping the lawn
Before laying the turf think, about the shape you want to end up with. It's sometimes easier to lay a square or oblong lawn. Then, shape the borders into it and use the cut out turf to fill the gaps you will undoubtedly end up with.
A few newly turfed lawn after care tips.
A waterlogged garden or a lawn with poor drainage produces moss very quickly. Chemicals offer a temporary Solution, but won't solve the problem. Simply laying new lawn turf over the waterlogged, soggy and moss covered lawn doesn't work either. I have included tips and advice here diy lawn drainage that will help sort out the problem. Or ask me for a quote for Land, Garden and lawn drainage solutions that are laid under the lawn. Ask me before re turfing.
Lawn turf supplied and laid in;
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