Turf is a great way to create an “instant” lawn. However, like many jobs, it is the preparation that is key to making sure that your new lawn is sustainable. It is easy to forget that turf is simply a roll of very young, small and delicate grass plants that have had their roots cut off, been transported (often) a long way in a hot lorry and are about to be put on top of a soil that is probably very different to what it is used too!
Turf can be purchased and laid on a carefully prepared surface to give a rapid finish for a new lawn. Perfect Ground Solutions provide expert advice in site preparation, selecting and sourcing the correct turfing, laying turf to a very high standard and working with garden designers, landscapers and private clients, to create and establish lawns throughout Hertfordshire and Essex, that will establish well and give years of use for your family.
A new lawn has been installed adjacent to a new-build property in North Hertfordshire.
Perfect Ground Solutions needed to move quickly to make sure we were able to take advantage of the forecast rain the following week. This was not an irrigated lawn, so we run the risk of poor germination and plant death if the surface dried out in the warmer days of May.
This project involved the levelling of the existing area, importing a few lorry loads of grade one top soil from British Sugar – in my opinion one of the best and most consistent top soils available.
Now that Spring is creeping up on us, we have to consider how we go about mowing our lawn! Mistakes are often made on cut height and timing which can cause stress to the lawn and detract from it’s health and appearance.
I tend to think of a lawn not as a single “entity” but more of a large flower bed full of “grass plants”. We have to remember that these plants were not designed to be “cut” – they are on this planet for only two reasons: to flower and produce seed in an attempt to reproduce.