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When is the best time of year to lay turf?

Looking to replace the lawn in your garden, but wondering when you can lay new turf? Our article explains the best time of year and why.

How often should I water my new lawn?

Guidance for watering a newly laid lawn.

Why are there toadstools in my lawn?

Toadstools are a common sight in turf and are a great sign that your lawn is healthy. Our article explains more.

Patch repairing your lawn

You may need to patch repair your lawn due to excess wear from traffic, disease or nitrogen 'burn' from animal urine. This article gives guidance on patch repairing using seed and by replacing areas with new turf.

What is sod heating?

Sod heating is a term used when harvested turf is suffering from heat stress due to being rolled up for too long and therefore hasn’t received any sunlight, fresh air or water; an early sign of this is when the turf looks yellow when unrolled. 

How to look after your lawn in the winter

Tips and tasks for the winter months to ensure your lawn is at its best when the warmer weather returns.

How do I mow my new lawn?

The most important thing to know about mowing a lawn, is that cutting too aggressively can weaken the grass plant, inhibit growth and sometimes damage the plant beyond repair, therefore the golden rule is to never cut more than a third of the length of the grass plant away. 

How to measure your garden for a new lawn

Are you struggling to measure your garden or calculate how much turf you need for your new lawn? Hallstone's simple method to measure even the oddest shapes can help.

How do I scarify my lawn?

Don't be scared to scarify! Scarifying should be an important part of your lawn maintenance, but can be daunting as the appearance following the process can leave the lawn looking patchy and unattractive; don’t worry though, this appearance is temporary and for the greater good. 

How to lay turf

First time laying turf? It’s something that even the most inexperienced gardener can handle. Plan ahead, follow our simple instructions and take your time; if you maintain your new lawn correctly once laid, it’s a project that you should only need to do once.