How to choose the right turf?

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There are several questions you should consider before buying garden turf. While lawn turf prices may be the first thing that comes to mind, there are some other factors to consider. These include the intended use of the lawn, the level of maintenance you wish to do and the environment.

How will you use the lawn?

Do you want a hard-wearing lawn for football with the kids or is your preference a more ornamental garden?

How much maintenance do you want to do?

It is good to be ambitious but be practical when answering this question. If you won’t have the time for much gardening opt for a hard-wearing turf such as the Inturf Classic Turf.

What are the existing environmental conditions?

Consider environmental conditions such as drainage, shade and soil type. The weather varies throughout the year so consider how this will impact the type of turf you choose.

Tips for a High-Quality Lawn

Once you have decided on what type of garden turf you would like to buy, there are a few key things you need to do to establish and maintain a successful high-quality lawn in the coming weeks, months and years.

Prepare the ground before laying new turf—clear debris, aerate the soil and level off the surface before your garden turf is delivered. The soil your new garden turf is laid on must be nutrient-rich, so buy topsoil to give your grass rolls a better start.

Exercise care when laying the turf. Use laying boards when laying garden turf and lift the turf into place instead of dragging.

Water garden turf immediately after laying. It should be watered thoroughly within thirty minutes of installation and watered on a consistent schedule until the roots establish. See our lawn care guide for tips on watering turf.

Develop a maintenance schedule. Maintenance includes anything from best practices like avoiding walking on frozen or frosty grass in the winter to how often you mow the lawn in the summer months. View our Turf Maintenance Guide to develop your schedule.

Choosing the Right Turf

The adage “you reap what you sow” is quite accurate when it comes to garden turf. The quality of the turf and the time and energy you put into caring for the lawn will ensure you reap the fruits of your labour. Buying garden turf from a reputable supplier who has used best practices in growing and harvesting top-quality turf is a good starting point for excellent results.  At Ivinghoe Turf we are continually developing and investing in our turf production to meet the high standards set by the Turfgrass Growers Association (TGA).

Our Ivinghoe Lawn Turf is a high-grade turf that is grown for its hardwearing properties and attractive appearance. This slightly cheaper option is suitable for all domestic applications. Our best quality turf is the Inturf Classic Turf, it is the finest turf we offer and the most popular grade we sell. The Inturf Classic Turf is suitable for commercial landscapers, family lawns, golf courses, show gardens and tennis courts.

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