Turfing

When is the best time of year to lay new turf?

You can lay turf any time of the year, but the best time is either spring or autumn.  If laying in winter it will take more time to root, and if laying in summer it will need to all be laid on the same day that it’s delivered and watered well for 3-4 weeks.

How much turf will I need?

Turf is supplied in square meters so you will need to calculate the size of the area you need to turf.  This is done by multiplying the length by the width.  It's best to add on 5% to be safe.  We can measure the area for you during our initial consultation.

How much does turfing cost?

It depends on several factors:

  • The size of the area

  • The grade of turf you choose

  • Turf delivery pricing

  • Whether the supplier will give a bulk discount, depending on the size of the area

We will be able to give you pricing following our complimentary site visit and complimentary consultation.

What needs to be done to prepare the area?

Here’s a standard step by step guide:

  1. Remove all original turf

  2. Dig or rotovate the surface to 15cm or more

  3. Rake and level the area, removing any debris and stones

  4. Firm up the surface by treading the soil

  5. Apply a pre-turfing fertiliser

  6. Give the surface an additional fine rake

We then lay your new lawn and water it as required, depending on current weather conditions

It’s worth noting that if your soil isn’t good quality, or if we need to level any areas, we will need to add top soil during step 3.

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How do I maintain my new lawn following installation?

Try to stay off the new turf for a couple of weeks, other than mowing.

You can mow your new lawn around a week after its laid – we advise doing so on a dry day, either mid-morning or mid-afternoon. 

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