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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
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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...
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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. 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...
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NOV
29
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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 any...
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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...
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MAR
18
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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...
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MAR
15
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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...
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MAR
15
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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...
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FEB
22
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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...
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JUL
18
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Moss in Lawns and Turf


The unsightly and frustrating weed that reeks havoc in many of our British lawns, moss, for it's simple structure is a force to be reckoned with.   Moss can be chemically treated by moss killers which can be found at your local garden centre.  However on many occasions the moss or Bryophyta family can be found growing again.  The reasoning behind this is that moss can be caused by a number of factors which should be taken into account when first thinking about the treatment of your lawn: Has there been any water logging in either Summer or Winter? Is the...
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JUN
20
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How to Plan a Lawn

How to Plan a Lawn
So you have decided you want to create a lawn; whether you are working with existing lawn or starting a fresh with new turf and topsoil then here is my guide to help you create your perfect lawn. Make a plan .  The word "plan" should not be underestimated here, draw your plan of what you want to achieve and stick to it! Appearance is everything.   Plan what you want the final thing to look like taking into account how you will be using that space; e.g if you have children, pets or even no use at all.  If...
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JUN
08
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Fairy Rings in Your Lawn

Fairy Rings in Your Lawn
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Ever wondered about those small circles of mushrooms or dark circles on your lawn?  Wonder no more; all is explained in my blog about this mysterious fungi. Mainly found in established lawns the Fairy Rings are caused by solid borne fungi that naturally occur in the soil underneath a lawns suffice. There are 3 common types in the UK.   Where has it come from? Over 60 species of Fungi have been know to be the culprits of creating these curious yet magical circles.  The old wives tale of trying to dig the ring out just would not work as...
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