Turf laying Maidstone
Lawn replacement, new lawns and turf laying in Maidstone, Kent.
Turfing really is our speciality, and the biggest part of our business.
If your lawn is tired, bumpy or uneven, our lawn turfing service will transform it. Your lawn is a visual centrepiece of the garden, a place where you can relax and kids can play.
We can install various types of turf to suit your lawn, from hard wearing family turf to shade tolerant turf and stunning wildflower turf.
We can level and re-turf old lawns, or create new lawns from scratch. Correct ground preparation is essential to ensure the ongoing health of your lawn. We can address drainage issues, improve soil and deal with bumps and dips, giving you a stunning lawn to be proud of.
What grade of turf do we use?
It’s simple really, we only use high grade turf, grown by leading UK turf growing specialists. We don’t use meadow turf or low-grade old turf, which many cheap companies do. We provide a high quality lawn installation service, using only top quality materials and professional equipment, giving you peace of mind and ensuring our continued great reputation as one of Kent’s leading turfing contractors.
How do you prepare the ground for turfing?
Ground preparation really is the key to a successful lawn, and sadly this is where many installers cut corners. Some even just rotovate the old lawn and weeds into the ground, and lay the turf onto the bumpy mess left.
Having invested heavily in the latest ground preparation equipment, we work hard to get this bit right.
Our typical turf laying process is as follows:
- Strip any existing turf and vegetation from the lawn surface with our powered turf cutting machines.
- Till/ aerate and de-compact the lawn area, adding topsoil or soil improvers as per job specification.
- Grade and firm the lawn surface without over-compaction. This will leave a smooth, even surface.
- Apply pre-turf fertiliser to encourage strong and quick root establishment.
- Prepare the surface to a fine tilth, enabling good surface drainage, gas exchange and root entry into the soil.
- Lay top quality turf with care, working from large boards to prevent footprints or compaction in the soil.
- Neatly trim edges of turf for beds and alongside paving or walling.
Caring for new turf:
Watering your newly turfed lawn regularly until established is essential.
The water needs to soak through the turf, and into the top 50-75mm of topsoil with each watering. You can lift a corner of the turf to gauge this, then firm it back down. Typically you would need to water the turf daily for the first couple of weeks, then periodic heavy watering as needed.
Place an empty glass on the lawn when watering to enable you to assess the volume of water the turf has received. Usually around 15mm of water in the glass during each watering session is a good guide that the grass is getting enough water. If the lawn shrinks, shows gaps, or looks silver or dry, it will require more watering.
Keep off the lawn as much as possible until established to avoid putting any footprints in the soft, watered soil beneath.
Once the turf is well rooted and you can’t lift any corners it will be ready to start mowing. This is usually after around 2-3 weeks. The first cut should be done with the mower’s highest setting, then gradually reduce cutting heights with each mow. The key is to not remove more than 1/3rd of the grass blade height in any one mow.
The eventual height of the grass should be 25-30m, depending on grass species and season.
Why choose us?
- Local, family run business established in 2006
- Skilled, experienced technicians who are passionate about gardens
- Top quality materials and professional equipment used to deliver great results that last
- Great value, friendly and reliable service
- Large range of services available to build and maintain your garden, meaning you only have to deal with one company for most of your garden services
- Annual garden and lawn maintenance packages to keep your garden looking fantastic!
- We want to create a garden you can be proud of!
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