How to measure your garden for a new lawn

Rectangular or Square Lawns Measuring the area for your new lawn correctly is vital to ensuring you order sufficient turf for the job. If you order less turf than you need, this could result in having to supplement the shortfall with turf from another supplier or DIY store – which is unlikely to match your […]

How do I mow my new lawn?

Golden rule of mowing your 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 often should I water my new lawn?

Now that you’ve finished laying your turf it’s time to give it a little TLC while it establishes in its new environment. Turf can lose moisture quickly, sometimes in under 2-3 hours after being laid, which is why it’s important that it is watered. Water stimulates the roots to grow and spread which is why […]

How to look after your lawn in the winter

Mowing: If we have a particularly mild winter, then there may be some growth that needs to be mown if it is dry enough, but it is likely that the grass plants will become dormant due to the colder temperatures and there will be minimal growth. If you do need to mow during the winter, […]

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.  Tools required: Turf cutter or weed killer (if applicable) Long knife, […]

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.  Though your turf may have looked perfectly green when it […]

Patch repairing your lawn

There are two ways you could patch repair bald areas of a lawn, either by installing new turf, or using lawn seed. Replacing the turf This method is more suited to larger areas where turf has died, there has been wear from traffic, or if you require a more instant fix, however, when the new […]

How do I scarify my lawn?

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. By removing the build-up of dead grass, moss and weeds you are providing the healthy […]

Why are there toadstools in my lawn?

First things first, toadstools or mushrooms as they’re also sometimes referred to, are usually a good sign that your lawn is healthy; they are only temporary and not something to be too concerned about, so don’t panic. Toadstools found in lawns are usually fairly small and brown in colour and will occur in most lawns […]

When is the best time of year to lay turf?

Turf can be laid any time of year except on to frozen ground, however ideal times to lay turf are in early-mid autumn and early spring, when the ground is relatively warm – which will promote new root growth – and increased rainfall may reduce the need for manual watering. Laying turf at these times of year […]