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.
Perfect Ground Solutions Ltd are very experienced in establishing large lawns to create the ideal outdoor space and backdrop for your home, often working alongside landscapers or garden designers to achieve your desired result.
For larger lawns, where access is available, it is often much more efficient to use tractor-mounted equipment for shallow cultivation, preparation and consolidation of the seedbed and the seeding steps. The picture below shows primary cultivations and stone burying taking place where the existing lawn had been sprayed off to kill the existing grass.