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Is spring the best time to lay turf?

Waving goodbye to winter brings renewed hope and energy to gardeners and a sense of purpose and positivity. Spring brings with it new buds, new growth and the impetus to be outside. One of the main focal points to notice after the long winter months will be the...

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Spring Lawn Care

After the wet winter months, your lawn may have taken a beating and it now needs a little time to bounce back. It’s only natural to want to get out and mow your lawn as soon as spring arrives, but the best thing you can do is to encourage nourishment with plenty of...

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Can you still lay turf in the winter?

Is turf affected by the cold weather? How does snow and frost affect turf? We’ve been asked a few of these question this week with the weather taking a turn for the worse. Just as we were beginning to look forward to the spring a blast of Siberian weather has arrived....

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Leatherjackets

We come across clients experiencing problems with Leatherjackets management. In order to help, these are the steps we advise to best deal with the problem. Leatherjackets are the larvae of Crane fly (Daddy long legs). The larvae hatch from eggs laid in grass during...

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Turf aftercare

Newly laid lawn After laying turf avoid vigorous use to allow it a chance to put down its new roots. This will take 2 to 4 weeks depending on the time of year. It grows a lot slower in the winter. During that time we would advise you to only walk very carefully on it,...

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Turf ordering

When you order your turf we need to know the dimensions of the area and your location so we can give you a quote. If this is the first time you’ve bought turf some of the following information could be helpful for you. We now cut turf in square metre rolls. But we can...

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How to lay turf

There are 2 stages: preparation and laying. It’s important to prepare the ground before the turf arrives so it can be laid immediately and not suffer from being rolled up for too long. Turf must be laid within 24 hours of delivery. Preparation Remove vegetation,...

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