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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
05
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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
30
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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
22
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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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