At LawnsOne it is rare we come across a lawn that is beyond repair and we will only recommend re-turfing as a last resort. And although we provide a variety of lawn care services, we will never recommend a treatment you don’t need. We have to keep records of all the treatments we apply and why we have used them so we never apply anything that isn’t necessary.
When a LawnsOne technician treats your lawn, you will be sent an after service email where we detail if you need to take any further action. They will also assess your lawn and note anything that you need to do such as raise the cutting height or sharpen your mower.
Helpful advice such as this is all part of the LawnsOne service difference and why we are the Premier Lawn Care Company for London and the South East.
Turfing is the last resort when it comes to lawn renovation. It can be used to alleviate bad levels rather than top dressing or if a quick lawn is needed. The process once you have measured the area needed is a simple one and done with skill will provide excellent, long lasting results.
Turf can be laid all year round, however frosty conditions should be avoided and laying turf in extended periods of hot and dry weather will require additional care in terms of watering.
Using a weed killer recommended for killing grasses to treat the existing lawn. This will help prevent weeds and weed grasses from your old lawn coming up through your new turf.
Measure the length and width of the area to be turfed, multiply one by the other to give you the amount of rolls required. Measuring in metres is easiest as each standard roll of turf covers 1m². Then add 5% for shaping.
Importing high quality topsoil is essential as it will help early establishment and development of turf. It will also make levelling easier if you have poorly structured soil. The existing soil should be turned over, to a depth of 6 inches or 150mm prior to laying, ideally using a rotovator. Once a good level is established with the existing soil, more pliable imported soil can be used to get a finer level.
You will need:
- a wheelbarrow,
- a rake,
- a long knife,
- a spade,
- some planks,
- a sprinkler if you are laying during dry and sunny periods.
Turf must be rolled out immediately in spring/summer and within 24 hours in autumn/winter.
Start laying turves preferably along a straight edge, butting closely end to end and staggering the joints in brickwork fashion on subsequent rows. For irregular and curved edged lawns it is better to start a row in the middle and work outwards in readiness to carve the shape you want with a knife .
Always push the turf into joints. Never stretch the turves by pulling them. Trim the ends of the turf with a long knife to shape around any trees, paths and beds.
Preparation for the year ahead is important to the health of your garden. At LawnsOne we provide a variety of services during the Autumn and Winter to keep your garden looking its best and ready for Spring and Summer.
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