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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.
MAR
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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APR
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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...
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FEB
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Grass Turf Snow Recovery

The UK has seen unexpected heavy amounts of snow during winter time in recent years. If you want to keep your lawn looking healthy in the spring, preparation for snow is essential. If you live in an area commonly affected by snow, find out what types of turf will best stand up to the abuse of winter weather, visit our winter turf guide. During heavy snowfall a large amount of weight is placed upon your lawn in a short space of time. The turf is also starved of the light that it needs to carry out photosynthesis, and it may...
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JAN
16
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Mowing your Garden Turf

Mowing is a necessary and simple practice to keep your lawn looking pristine, but it is often performed incorrectly leading to ruptured or destroyed garden turf . Mowing may be an easy turf management process but it is one of the things most responsible for damaging lawns. There are certain things to consider ensuring you avoid abusing your turf when you mow. Avoid infrequent mowing as it leads to excessive clippings at each occasion; conversely, mowing too frequently can leave grass shorter than it should be. The height of cut is important to recognise; shorter mowing means the plant may...
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DEC
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Now is the time to buy your new lawn turf.

With winter in full swing and the temperatures plummeting, you may thing that waiting until the weather warms up will be a better time to re-do your lawn.  But in reality, winter is the perfect time to replace your lawn turf and to get your garden ready for the spring and summer. By completing all your renovations and having your new grass turf in place by the end of winter, you are one step ahead of everyone else who may only just be starting to do their work.  Working on your lawn in winter is perfect because you are not...
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NOV
21
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Natural Turf for Sport

  Good facilities are fundamental to creating sporting opportunities and a more enjoyable sporting environment. A quality natural turf surface improves the participation of sport from community level right through to the professional game. Synthetic turf, whilst useful for its all weather purpose, ultimately does not replicate the feel of playing on a proper grass surface. Well preserved natural turf provides sporting enjoyment for all major sports such as football, rugby and cricket; sports that can otherwise be ruined by poor playing surfaces. Spending money on a great natural surface can reduce the frustration and expense of postponing fixtures and...
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OCT
22
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Types of Lawn Turf to Withstand the British Winter

The British Winter months are notorious for being cold, wet and miserable. Fortunately, your garden turf doesn't have to suffer every year. We've put together a list of great lawn grass varieties that will still look great during the coldest winters Britain can throw at them.  Fine Fescue Turf This turf grows quickly and has the ability to blend well with other turf grass varieties. Its rapid growth means it can be a great solution to replanting lawns after you have re-done your garden as winter approaches. This turf grass is very fine - it's called Fine Fescue because it...
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JUL
16
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Summer Lawn Care Guide

Summer Lawn Care Guide
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The sun has come out, but weather forecasters still don’t seem to be ready to say whether we’re likely to have a hot summer or not. It’s even harder to know whether there will be a drought. But follow our tips for summer lawn care, and your lawn should survive whatever the weather. Keep mowing Irrigate Feed Even if the weather is dry, do keep mowing your lawn all summer. All kinds of garden turf need regular maintence to keep them looking healthy. If it rains fairly regularly, it may need doing twice a week, or even more often, so...
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JUL
09
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Lawn Rust Disease - Lawn Problems 15

Lawn Rust Disease - Lawn Problems 15
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JUN
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Lawn Turf Problems - Couch Grass

Lawn Turf Problems - Couch Grass
  If you’ve done a fair bit of gardening, you probably already know about couch grass,  Elymus repens , a perennial weed with spreading roots. It’s one of those that can regenerate from each little bit of root, so you really need to dig out every last bit of root, and not leave the ends behind in the turf . And the trouble with getting it into your lawn is that it can take a while to identify it as couch grass, and by then, it could have become well-established, and threaten to take over. And once it’s in the...
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MAY
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The Importance of Grass!

The Importance of Grass!
The importance of grass and how to look after your lawn. Grass. It’s everywhere. It’s our garden carpet, it lines our paths, it cushions our children’s falls, it covers sports fields, it’s what makes a park a park, it feeds our livestock and yet grass is taken for granted on a daily basis. Grasslands cover a massive 1/4 of the earth’s land area with over 9,000 different species carpeting mountain peaks, polar regions, savannahs, jungles and making our planet liveable. Although we do not eat grass, without it, we would lose a massive food source. We can thank grass for...
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