Lawns

Lawns

Turfing, seeding and lawn care

In the current ever changing climate we have found over recent years that some lawns are suffering from greatly increased weed / moss growth.

We offer a lawn care programme to endeavour to revive your existing lawn using various techniques and materials including thatch removing, aerating, top dressing, feeding and seeding.

In some cases it is either impossible or not cost effective to try to revive a lawn, in this instance we are able to either re-turf or sew a new lawn using grass seed. We only use turf of the highest quality from our local and reliable suppliers.

Do’s

  • Water your turf every evening for at least 3 weeks – it is very difficult to over water so be liberal with it.

Note: A light rain shower is not enough to soak your lawn sufficiently only a very heavy shower may let you off from watering that day!

  • Use scaffold boards or similar to spread your weight should you need to walk on your new turf (i.e. to place a sprinkler in the centre of the lawn). 

Don’ts

  • Do not water during the middle of the day when the sun is at its hottest – this will scorch the turf.
  • Do not walk on new turf for at least 3 weeks – if you do you will crush the roots of the turf before they get a chance to establish themselves – If you have to walk on the turf then walk very carefully, as lightly as possible and along the edge of the lawn rather than the centre.
  • Do not cut your grass for a minimum of 3 weeks.

Cutting your new lawn

  • Before cutting for the first time check all areas of turf have taken sufficiently by pulling up on the grass itself – it should not give (lift up).
  • Set your mower to the highest setting.
  • Cut lawn gently removing all cut grass immediately.
  • Approx 1 week later cut again with the mower set 1 x setting lower than the highest.
  • Repeat this process until you are happy with the height of the lawn.

Responsibility

  • We will prepare the ground, lay your turf, and leave it, as it should be.
  • We will be available either to visit or to discuss your new turf by telephone as required.
  • We will however, take no responsibility for any problems with the turf due to lack of watering or dead areas due to turf being walked on.