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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.

Welcome to our turfing tips blog, you will find all sorts of useful information from the basics of how to lay turf to more unusual tips and lawn ideas such as how to create a camomile lawn or a wild flower meadow.

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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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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...
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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...
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Laying Turf in March

Is it possible to lay turf in the spring?    Yes, of course it is, and here are some top tips to ensure that your new lawn turf will not just survive but thrive! Preparation is (still) key Just in time ordering (we deliver turf next day, get a price here ) Looking after your lawn once it’s laid The quality of your lawn will depend on the quality of your preparation. Luckily for you, there are very few perennial weeds growing at this time of year, although the mild temperatures mean that more are around than usual this year....
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What is the Best Time of Year to Lay Turf?

What is the Best Time of Year to Lay Turf?
A question we are often asked is what is the best time of year to lay turf . Well, according to the Royal Horticultural Society, probably the ideal time is mid-autumn. But turf can be laid any time of year especially between early autumn and early spring.  However, you can’t lay turf when the ground is frosty or very wet , (which is why winter is often a challenge) and it is best to avoid periods of high temperatures or drought (as the turf will require alot of water and additional care and may be dry when delivered), this can...
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Growing Lawns in the Shade

Growing Lawns in the Shade
Growing grass in shady places is a challenge. Yes, it might be easier to give up and have a patio, but everyone loves a lawn, and with the help of this article, you too should be able to manage a beautiful stretch of lawn turf even in a shady area, although perhaps not in a wood! Most grass in a turf mix needs about four to six hours of sunshine a day in the summer. Much less, and it becomes less vigorous and prone to disease. But there are now seed mixes that are specifically designed for shady areas, and...
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How to Create a Chamomile Lawn

How to Create a Chamomile Lawn

A beautiful stretch of lawn turf is a joy to behold, but it’s also quite a lot of work, what with the mowing, feeding, aerating, scarifying and so on. But are there low maintenance alternatives? We’ve run a few articles about wildflower meadows, but how about a chamomile lawn?

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Establishing Wildflower Meadows

With recent press about wildlife gardening and drought-resistant planting, you may have decided to grow a wildflower meadow. But what do you need to do to establish one? 1) Choose your type of meadow: annual or perennial? Perennial wildflower meadows need poor soil, because then grasses compete less with the wildflowers. Annual meadows need rich soil , so are ideal if you’re converting an existing garden border. If your heart is set on a perennial meadow, then you may want to remove the top layer of soil, and rotavate and sow directly into the subsoil. 2) When Should You Sow...
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Why You Should Lay Your Own Turf

When it comes to our gardens, some of us relish in the DIY aspect of it, with it becoming a hobby and a passion. Others among us aren’t fans, and would prefer to sit back and allow someone else to do it for them. Laying your own turf has merits which are not to be ignored.  But why exactly should you lay your own turf? The main reason you should lay your own turf is that it is fairly easy, if you are fit for the job (and you don’t need to be an Olympic medallist!) and it will save...
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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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Laying Turf During a Hose Pipe Ban

turf-suppliers-wateringThe recent hose pipe bans may worry you if are thinking of laying new turf or indeed wanting to keep your grass in good condition for the summer months, but dont worry.. 

Turf is tuff stuff and you can usually water it with a watering can!  Here is our guide to help you lay a new lawn in a hose pipe ban

A Guide to Help You Lay New Turf in a Drought

Newly laid turf needs regular watering (for the first 2-3 weeks) as the roots are only short and will not have bedded into the topsoil beneath to tap into the ground water.  In normal conditions rain fall may be enough to water the turf but in dry spells you will need to water it yourself. 

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