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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!
To have a new lawn in North Somerset, Somerset, Weston super mare, Burnham on sea, Portishead, Clevedon, Nailsea, Yatton.
scroll on down for how we lay lawn turf and some D.I.Y tips.
There are 4 main kinds of turf for making a lawn.
Soil type for growing a lawn
A well drained medium loamy type soil is best to grow grass on but providing the area is well drained with at least 50% sunshine it will grow almost anywhere.
Sandy soil has very little of the nutrients grass needs to grow, so add well decomposed manure or rotted leaves.
Clay soil has all the nutrients grass needs but is hard to dig and often has poor drainage so you may need to install drainage and mix sharp sand into the top soil. read my tips here improving clay soil
Somewhere between sand and clay, lucky you, not to much preparation needed before laying lawn turf.
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. Its sometimes easier to lay a square or oblong lawn and then cut 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.
Environmentally friendly ways to help your garden and lawn survive long spells without rain.
A waterlogged garden or a lawn with poor drainage produces moss very quickly. Chemicals offer a temporary Solution but wont 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 to 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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