How to measure for a new lawn

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Rectangular or Square Lawns Measuring the area for a new lawn correctly is vital to ensuring you order sufficient turf for the job. If you order less turf than you need, this could result in having to supplement the shortfall with turf from another supplier or DIY store – which is unlikely to match your […]

How to mow a new lawn

Golden rule of mowing any lawn The most important thing to know about mowing a lawn, is that cutting too aggressively can weaken the grass plant, inhibit growth and sometimes damage the plant beyond repair, therefore the golden rule is to never cut more than a third of the length of the grass plant away. […]

How often should a new lawn be watered?

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A newly laid lawn does need a little care while it establishes in its new environment. Turf can lose moisture quickly, sometimes in under 2-3 hours after being laid, which is why it’s important that it is watered. Water stimulates the roots to grow and spread which is why the grass plants in a new […]

How to lay turf

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First time laying turf? It’s something that even the most inexperienced gardener or landscaper can handle. Plan ahead, follow our simple instructions and take your time; if a new lawn is maintained correctly once laid, it’s a project that should only need doing once. Tools required: Turf cutter or weed killer (if applicable) Long knife, […]

What is sod heating?

Sod heating is a term used when harvested turf is suffering from heat stress due to being rolled up for too long and therefore hasn’t received any sunlight, fresh air or water; an early sign of this is when the turf looks yellow when unrolled. Though turf may have looked perfectly green when it was […]

How to scarify a lawn

Scarifying should be an important part of a lawn maintenance routine. It can leave the lawn looking patchy and unattractive; don’t worry though, this appearance is temporary and for the greater good. By removing the build-up of dead grass, moss and weeds you are providing the healthy grass a better opportunity to strengthen and develop […]

What causes toadstools in a lawn?

First things first, toadstools or mushrooms as they’re also sometimes referred to, are usually a good sign that a lawn is healthy; they are only temporary and not something to be too concerned about. Toadstools found in lawns are generally fairly small and brown in colour and will occur in most lawns at some point […]

When is the best time of year to lay turf?

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Turf can be laid any time of year except on to frozen ground, however ideal times to lay turf are in early-mid autumn and early spring, when the ground is relatively warm – which will promote new root growth – and increased rainfall may reduce the need for manual watering. Laying turf at these times of […]