shopping cart

Buy Turf

Buy Topsoil

Shop online from your phone 24/7

Or Call Our Office on 0333 321 6896   
(Office hours Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm)

Turf & Lawn Blog

Welcome to Turf Growers Blog, you will find loads of useful information on lawn care, turfing tips and the latest news and updates on subject that may affect your turf like hose pipe bans and weather conditions.
JUL
17
0

As Wimbledon winds down, a new event begins as different kinds of champions take to the field



  They’ve been preparing for months, they’re at the top of their game; but nobody will see Wimbledon’s world champions of lawn care quietly execute their 12-month game plan Turn on a TV recently and chances are you’ve seen some gardening masterpieces- and not just the Chelsea Flower Show, either. Wimbledon and test match cricket not only showcase some of the world’s finest sporting performances, but some of the most carefully-tended and demanding grass management in the world. Every bit as ambitious as the finest exhibition garden, these apparently simple grass squares are planned and sculpted with scientific precision. Though...
Continue reading
Tags:
Rate this blog entry:
48 Hits
MAY
09
0

Tips for keeping slugs at bay

Are your plants being punished by slugs? Relief from the pesky nibblers can be hard to find. This time of year can be especially difficult for pests- and a warmer than usual winter means an estimated 500 billion slugs are slithering out of the woodwork this spring. This represents an 80 billion increase on 2016- leaving gardeners & farmers facing a bill totalling hundreds of millions in commercial crop damage and prevention. Each slug can reproduce multiple times each year- producing up to 100 offspring each time- slugs can have up to 90,000 grandchildren! Multiply that by the 27,000 teeth...
Continue reading
Tags:
Rate this blog entry:
172 Hits
FEB
10
0

How to care for your joints while out in the garden

  Keeping up with those fallen leaves and twigs puts a lot of stress on your bones. Flexibility is a valuable resource, which many of us take for granted. Gardening in the colder months can mean a more exertion than normal- and though the UK doesn’t get the heavy snow or sub-zero temperatures of other countries, it can often be a shock to clean up the lawn or feed the birds in your garden. Wear the right clothing Be warm without being restrictive. While most gardeners find themselves busiest in the summer months, picking up leaves debris in the winter...
Continue reading
Tags:
Rate this blog entry:
175 Hits
JAN
11
0

Uses for tree debris

  High winds in winter can leave your garden a tangled mess of twigs, branches and dead leaf matter. Before you sweep them all straight into the green bin, consider what they could do for you. They appear from nowhere, they’re a pain to collect. Investing in a special grabber to spare your knees and back feels like a bit of a defeat as you shuffle around the lawn with your bin liner or bucket. It’s cold, damp and gusty, and you know you’ll be back the same time tomorrow, feebly trying to keep up with the nightly twig &...
Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
149 Hits
DEC
21
0

Christmas Trees: Plastic fantastic & planting pleasures.

There’s a lot to be getting on with at Christmas, and one of the first things most of us have to confront is the business of the tree. Perhaps this is because it doesn’t feel immediate or real until the tree is up & sparkling. Perhaps we think it’s the easiest step in preparing for the festive season. If the latter is the case, many will find themselves mistaken. As with most of Christmas, early each winter (or likely much earlier) we're confronted with bewildering arrays of choices, prices & styles.  Plastic 'trees' continue to confound Christmas traditionalists, and more than ever. Fibre optic, hyper-realistic,...
Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
120 Hits
NOV
29
0

The Garden Turf Winter Survival Guide from Turfgrowers


 Frost on your lawn: how to avoid Springtime woes through Winter damage A serene winter garden. Frost glistening on tree branches. Crisp fresh snow, robins and red berries on holly. It’s a beautiful image, and one we all hope to enjoy in our gardens this winter. But there’s more going on beneath that picturesque frost. Behind the Christmas-card vignette, your winter garden scene is hiding a worrying secret: all that ice and snow could be harming your precious lawn. Like dogs and gym memberships, lawns are not just for the festive season: it’s a year-round commitment. So how can you...
Continue reading
Tags:
Rate this blog entry:
159 Hits
NOV
02
0

Turf and Dogs: What to know

The general opinion holds that man’s best friend and lawns don’t mix- so what can you do to protect your turf? As they say, prevention is better than the cure. This is true here, as dogs can do damage to grass of any type. However, a really hardy, durable turf, such as the types used on sports fields, will hold up to some of the wear and tear. Dogs running, playing or digging all year round will take a toll, so consider fencing off high-traffic areas and keep ensuring your lawn is well fed, topped up with seeds and any...
Continue reading
Tags:
Rate this blog entry:
196 Hits
OCT
04
0

Winter lawn care tips from Turf Growers

  Lawn solutions: how you can keep your lawn healthy over winter. Turfgrowers is the UK’s top online bulk turf delivery service. We provide rolls of high quality turf delivered to your garden freshly cut and ready for laying. Just like the rest of us, during the winter your lawn needs to rest, and the dark, cold season tends to prevent much growth or even repair of plants. Therefore, treat your lawn to some time off over the winter, limiting your activity and mowing throughout winter. When frosty avoid walking on it entirely, while otherwise avoiding any work other than...
Continue reading
Tags:
Rate this blog entry:
153 Hits
JUL
29
0

Your top turf questions answered

 Solving some turf mysteries  Is turf still a bit of a mystery? We understand that tearing up your garden can seem a bit extreme, so we want you to have all the necessary information before making a commitment that will take several weeks to come to fruition. A badly-laid lawn is apparent for all to see- so ensure you do it right, and you’ll ensure you only do it once. To maintain lawn turf Maintaining a great lawn is not as hard as you might think- but having new turf is slightly more demanding. You’ll need to hold off mowing...
Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
151 Hits
MAR
18
0

Our Top 5 Turf Facts

Our Top 5 Turf Facts: Turf is great! You might expect us to say that, but, before you call in the cement mixer or decide to deck over your yard, consider what a beautiful garden you could create with a crisp bright lawn. The list below show just how great turf is, and this fabulous stuff needs only the occasional trim! It’s an oxygen factory! After trees and algae, turf generates more oxygen than any other plant life on earth. Which you could say, is probably the most important favour plants do us humans. An acre of turf can provide...
Continue reading
Tags:
Rate this blog entry:
160 Hits
MAR
15
0

Unlock your Outdoor Potential Part 2

Unlock your Outdoor Potential Part 2 Three steps to begin transforming your garden from weeds to wonder in time for summer In our last article, we discussed the reasons you might consider reclaiming your garden from the weeds and begin its transformation into a beacon of colour and life. And while you may be sold on the benefits of a bright summer garden, you may remain a little bewildered as to where to start! It’s easy to point out that a little TLC could deliver your garden from neglect and decay, but where to begin? Here are some easy first...
Continue reading
Tags:
Rate this blog entry:
149 Hits
MAR
15
0

Unlock Your Outdoor Potential Part 1

Unlock Your Outdoor Potential Part 1  Six reasons to transform your garden from weeds to wonder in time for summer Long summer afternoons, soaking up the sun on the lawn. Watching bees and butterflies dance over bright, blooming flowers. Tucking into a fresh salad pulled only minutes earlier from your luscious allotment. The simple joys that come with a beautiful garden, make the summer months an extra special time. Yet if you look out of the window and all you see is weeds, rocks & the occasional piece of long forgotten lawn furniture, this blissful vision may seem out of...
Continue reading
Tags:
Rate this blog entry:
143 Hits
FEB
22
0

Turfing a lawn FAQ

First time laying turf? Read the first of our beginner’s guides to lawn laying to answer your queries!    What is turf and how does it arrive? Our turf is rolls of luscious, weed-free grass ready-cultivated on the best, most suitable soil. It is then cut & rolled on the day before delivery. Turfgrowers cuts all our turf especially to each customer’s order so you can be certain it’s fresh and healthy when it reaches you. The purpose of turf is to quickly& painlessly establish a beautiful, pristine & vibrant lawn without the need for a lengthy seeding process that...
Continue reading
Tags:
Rate this blog entry:
220 Hits
DEC
24

Laying Turf in Winter

Laying turf in winter may seem a peculiar thing to do but if you can endure the cold temperatures there are a number of advantages to donning your gardening gloves as soon as the New Year starts. Whilst you will have to get wrapped up nice and warm, laying turf in the winter is simplistic and perhaps easy than doing it in summer. The results can also be equally as good. At Turf Growers we cultivate turf all year round so we know that winter is a great time for harvesting. The benefit of buying and growing your turf in...
Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
3966 Hits
OCT
02

Autumn Lawn Turf Care Tips Revisited

If you’ve spent the summer watching your lawn mature into a lush green paddock then you’ll find these tips handy to ensure that your good work doesn’t go to waste as the weather turns colder. Clear the debris The garden rake is the most important tool for your lawn during autumn. It might be a thankless task, but keeping your garden turf clear of debris is essential to its health – particularly if it’s newly laid. Leaving the leaves on the lawn causes damage as they rot over the wet winter, releasing pathogens which can cause disease. Don’t cut your...
Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
2522 Hits
SEP
02

When to Scarify a Lawn

When to Scarify a Lawn
Scarifying generally refers to the process of cutting and removing debris from a lawn with the use of a scarifier. Raking can achieve the same results but is much more time consuming and labour intensive. Initially scarifying often has a detrimental effect on the appearance of a lawn, but if you do it correctly it should recover and look healthier than ever. It is crucial to know when to scarify so that your lawn can repair as quickly as possible following this procedure. Even if you do a good job scarifying, doing it at the wrong time of year or...
Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
3769 Hits
JUL
22

Real Turf v Astroturf

It used to be the case that people always preferred real turf than artificial turf. This is largely still the case but a rise in the sales of Astroturf suggests that many people require the convenience of an artificial lawn. Each have their pros and cons so here Turf Growers analyse which is better for use in home gardens. There are now several types of artificial turf available on the internet and they have come a long way in terms of looking like genuine grass turf. Artificial lawns are a way to replicate a real lawn in problem areas, such...
Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
2394 Hits
JUN
19

Summer Lawn Issues: How to Avoid Them

Summer Lawn Issues: How to Avoid Them
There is no finer feeling than being out in the garden in the sunshine on a hot day and you want your lawn to be in tip top shape to make the most of the unpredictable British weather. Intense sunny spells can have a damaging effect on your lawn so keep it in shape and looking pristine this summer with a few useful tips to avoid any summer lawn issues. If you lawn is not getting enough natural moisture you may have a dull and tired looking lawn by the time that summer rolls around. One way to avoid this...
Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
2791 Hits
MAY
29

Creating a patterned lawn

Patterning your lawn is not as hard as you may think. As well as making your garden look great it also has the added benefit of being good for your grass. Three different types of pattern we will look at are a simple striped pattern, a checkerboard pattern and a diamond pattern. These types of patters often appear on the lawns at well maintained sports grounds and will give your garden a truly professional look. One way of patterning your lawn is a process known as lawn striping. This can be used to hide imperfections in your garden such as...
Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
2241 Hits
APR
27
0

Fighting Moss on your Garden Turf

Fighting Moss on your Garden Turf
Moss can be a lawn-ruiner if it appears in your garden, but some careful planning and care can remove it and prevent it from returning if you are vigilant.  Moss is caused by many things, it could be overuse or it the garden is new, the foundations of the garden could be poor. This could mean that the lawn turf has poor drainage or has been mowed to close. Waterlogging, shady areas and sparse coverage of turf in your garden can also encourage moss to grow and spoil the image of a pristine lawn that you worked so hard to...
Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
4346 Hits

Delivery

Next day delivery is available if the order is placed before 1pm Monday to Friday (we don't deliver on Sundays or Mondays).

For Saturday deliveries please select the Sat AM delivery method in the checkout.  Delivery Info

TurfGrowers.co.uk

30 High Street, Eccleshall,
Staffordshire, ST21 6BZ

Sales Line : 0871 971 0988

Contact Us

Customer Service : 0333 321 6896
©2015 Turfgrowers.co.uk