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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.
DEC
05

How to care for a lawn over winter

Want to make sure your lawn gets 2019 off to a good start? Winter is undoubtedly the most difficult time for a lawn. All plants need good weather to thrive, and grass is no exception. Indeed, exposed lawns can often suffer worse than other, more sheltered plants. Growth virtually stops in winter, meaning no more cutting (this may come as a relief to some). Even if some growth does occur across the winter season, which does happen, albeit very slowly, you’ll want to avoid cutting, as this is damage to the lawn it cannot easily sustain. Weakened by cold weather...
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JUL
02
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Summer jobs: How to scarify & aerate a lawn

Hot weather with regular watering is the ideal chance to give your lawn a boost by scarifying, the aerating the turf. This will improve growth, soil drainage and help it grow into autumn and beyond. The warm summer weather means it’s the perfect time to give your lawn a helping hand. What are scarification and aeration and why are they important? As mentioned above, your lawn needs a helping hand to avoid compacting down, and to help water reach the deeper root networks of your lawn. This can be done with aeration, which involves gently puncturing the surface of the...
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JUN
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Dry spell got your garden looking gloomy? How to manage your lawn in a drought

The warm weather may be welcome, but there’s always the risk that dry conditions might harm your lawn. Here’s how you can keep your turf looking fresh and healthy during hot conditions: 1. Aerate your lawn Compacted lawns never fare well, and enhance any poor conditions, such as very dry or cold spells, to cause additional damage. Aerate your lawn in early summer to ensure it gets the best chance in bad conditions. 2. Check Dryness The top 4 inches of earth in your lawn are crucial- if they dry out, your turf will start to wilt. Use a trowel...
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MAY
04
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How does buying rolls of turf online make life easier for gardeners?

1. Our rolls of turf are fresh and healthy. Straight from our farm, we cut all our turf to order so every roll is healthy, luscious & ready for planting. Our delivery network gets your order to you quickly & efficiently, minimising the time between cutting & replanting to give your new lawn the best chance of prospering. Laying turf is all about ensuring the fastest possible root growth, and minimising time spent out of the ground. That’s why a high standard of quality control combined with an express delivery system across the country is so vital to giving your...
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MAR
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4 rules to protect your garden from the snow

It may be a bit late to prepare for the ‘beast from the east’, but bad weather today has opened eyes to the importance of preparing for future problems. So before you head indoors for a hot drink, take care of your vulnerable plants first! Rule 1: Prevention is better than the cure Nobody sets out to plan their garden around once-a-year freak weather, BUT you should have a sense of what your garden might have in store. Make sure you’re on top of the weather forecasts, and take all the right precautions in the lead up to winter. It’s...
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JAN
23
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The best plants to encourage local wildlife

Many ways the humble garden can become a haven for wildlife of all kinds, that providing a habitat to nature is far easier than a lot of us imagine. Here’s how you can produce an amazing garden, that isn’t just beautiful but helps local wildlife thrive too. 1. Trees Not everyone has the space for trees, but even a small shrub can be a fantastic way to provide shelter to birds. Trees that produce fruit or berries, such as rowan and cherry, are a haven for all kinds of feathered friendsn – but it’s not just them that benefit from...
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NOV
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The benefits of meadow: why you should replace your lawn today

The benefits of meadow: why you should replace your lawn today
Lawns have long been the sign of a well-kept garden. Yet increasing awareness of the ecological benefits of variety, not uniformity, has challenged the long-established order. Pristine, flat, consistent & uniform- the perfect lawn is the goal of many gardeners. Seen as the hallmark of true gardening excellence, it’s become a stereotypical, even clichéd, obsession among middle-class, suburban gardeners. There’s a great deal of attention paid to this area of gardening, with many products available promising the perfect lawn. For many it’s a timeless and constant goal, and good for those who choose to pursue it! But increasingly a new...
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OCT
20
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Rolls of turf are available for home delivery today from Turf Growers

Rolls of turf can be delivered all over the UK by Turf Growers- making a clean, attractive lawn easier than ever to achieve. Rolls of turf can be delivered to your garden from one of our network of farms, ensuring you only get the freshest, healthiest grass for your lawn. Reliable, efficient delivery of rolls of turf is vital, as its freshness ensures it can quickly establish itself in the soil and grow into a healthy, vibrant lawn. Rolls of turf shouldn’t be left more than a few hours after delivery before being laid and rolled onto tilled and fertilised...
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OCT
18

Laying Turf in 3 steps: how to produce a flawless lawn with Turf Growers

Laying Turf in 3 steps: how to produce a flawless lawn with Turf Growers
Transplanting turf into your garden is great way to produce a healthy, vibrant lawn around which your borders, trees, beds or allotment can grow. A beautiful lawn is the centrepiece of any garden: but laying turf is a prospect many gardeners regard with dread. 1. Remove the old turf Do this before  your new turf arrives. You want to make sure you can lay your new turf quickly to minimise the amount of time your replacement rolls are sat decomposing in the open air. Your rolls will be alive, naturally, however being dug up and moved isn’t a healthy experience...
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SEP
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The best border plants for your lawn

The best border plants for your lawn
Framing your lawn is almost as important as the lawn itself- it’s all about how you create a beautiful space in which to bask. Be realistic with size The best plants to compliment a beautiful lawn aren’t always the huge bushes that crowd your neat borders & sprinkle dead petals over your freshly-mown turf. As you’ve probably realised if you’ve ever tentatively hammered your mower into an encroaching geranium and realised that this lawn isn’t big enough for the two of them, plants need their space-grass included. Light is at a premium in most residential gardens, as is drainage- piling...
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AUG
24
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What did turf ever do for us?

What did turf ever do for us?
Turf has some miraculous properties- all the more reason to take care of yours. It all comes down to the incredibly complex molecular structure of turf. Did you know 50-by-50 square foot lawn produces enough oxygen for a family of four? And that the particles of soil absorb and filter dirt, carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide, reducing pollution. Rainfall catches particles of atmospheric pollution, carrying it onto the turf, where it is filtered far down into the soil. The water too soaks into the groundwater where it nourishes the grass. Turf absorbs noise The compactable soil structure under turf can...
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JUL
17
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As Wimbledon winds down, a new event begins as different kinds of champions take to the field

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 the...
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MAY
09
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Tips for keeping slugs at bay

Are your plants being punished by slugs? Relief from the pesky nibblers can be hard to find. Despite our best efforts each year a huge number of UK gardens will be at the mercy of the hungry mollusc, and they’ll munch their way through a wide variety of our flowers, vegetables and ornamental plants. While many of us resort to pellets to try and dent our garden’s resident slug population, experts advise this might be counter-productive in the long term. They argue poisoned slugs mean the natural predators who, with encouragement, could clean your entire neighbourhood of slugs (hedgehogs, frogs...
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FEB
10
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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 can...
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JAN
11
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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 & leave...
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DEC
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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...
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NOV
29
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The Garden Turf Winter Survival Guide from Turfgrowers

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...
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NOV
02
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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...
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OCT
04
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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 collecting...
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JUL
29
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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...
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