Without venturing to deep into turf science and agronomy turf can be separated into two categories - Hardwearing commonly marketed as family turf, sports turf etc and then there is bowling green (ornamental turf). The days of meadow grass are pretty much gone most turf on the market today has been purpose grown from seed. The good news for the general public is that in real terms the cost of turf has never really gone up for 20 years, a new lawn is not only instant but also relatively cheap with decent quality sports mixes averaging out across the country at around ï¿½2.50 per sq metre, What makes Sports turf durable is the rye grass in the the seed mix (usually around 35%) this basically gives your turf a defense mechanism and makes it durable to withstand repeat use children playing, barbecues etc and is now by far the most popular type of turf bought in Britain today. Please note: the rye grass most commonly used today is a dwarf rye meaning that it is barely visible when your lawn is kept well mown
Fine ornamental lawns often referred to as bowling green or show lawns are made up of bents and fescue and as the name suggests (for show) they will not tolerate heavy use or lack of care they require maticulous maintenance and consistent mowing with a good quality cylinder mower, when maintained correctly they offer a very fine cotton like appearance however even the slightest neglect such as missing the mowing twice when away on holiday can cause these lawns to deteriate rapidly, after all they contain no defense mechanism against disease. We have not grown these turf mixes since 1992 due to a decline in demand for the product however there are still a few growers around the country who do still offer a bowling green turf
Orders can be placed 7 days a week over the phone, we deliver monday - saturday all day, orders can be paid for by card prior to drop or cash to the driver on delivery we can usually get deliveries out the following day and sometimes sameday, please give us as much notice as possible though as april and may is the busiest time of the year and saturdays especially tend to get booked very quickly. Collections - whilst we welcome collections it must be stressed that we are a working farm/trade outlet and not a garden centre with public facilities, for this reason field collections are limited strictly to trade account holders and by appointment only as we are constantly moving field in the busy season.Please contact us to enquire about trade accounts or becoming a stockist of our turf and soil. We are also able to supply bulk loads of 1000 sq metres and up nationwide either in standard size rolls or big rolls harvested to custom sizes.
Why buy from us?
- Turf & Topsoil suppliers since 1979
- Turf growers and not middle men
- Farm based family run business
- crane truck deliveries, no pallet trucks!!
- Suppliers to builders, schools and local authorities