Laying down new turf is notoriously difficult. It’s not the actual process itself that is difficult it’s the success rate whereby the new turf can very often find it difficult to establish itself. The main reason for this is the quality and freshness of the turf which is why using a supplier like George Davies, turfing suppliers Buckinghamshire, is key.
Large, quality turf suppliers can’t afford to take chances. George Davies for example, although they are turfing suppliers Buckinghamshire based, actually deliver turf nationally. With large contracts such as supplying turf to Manchester United and Chelsea football clubs, Wentworth and Gleneagles golf courses, and numerous other contracts with public authorities and building contractors nationwide, the last thing that they can afford is to have any sort of quality problems. This is why they have invested so heavily in a delivery system that sees prime quality turf delivered in tip-top condition straight from the free draining sanded growing fields in North Lincoln.
It is fact that turf has a very short shelf life once it has been harvested. If it is not kept in the right conditions, is will start to deteriorate within 36 hours reducing the chances of making a healthy transplant. This is why George Davies, turfing suppliers Buckinghamshire, have invested so heavily in their transport equipment. Their fleet of delivery vehicles includes lorries with telescopic lifting arms, and portable forklift trucks to place the turf exactly where it is needed.
Turf is actually miraculous stuff. Each square metre actually consists of between 150,000 to 200,000 individual blades of grass. It is one of the most important sources of producing oxygen being only third after trees and algae. It’s quite astounding to know that one acre of grass actually produces more oxygen that one acre of rain forest. A turfed area of 50 feet by 50 feet is capable of providing enough oxygen for a family of 4, whilst an acre of turf can provide enough for 64 people. How cool is that? And speaking of cool, the surface temperature of turf is always between 10 and 14 degrees cooler than either concrete or tarmac. Another useful property that turf has is its filtering ability. Because of the construction of its root system, turf can easily absorb many of the harmful pollutants that are contained in the rainwater that pours down onto it. If that’s not all, turf also binds the soil together thus helping to prevent or lessen soil erosion, and it also acts as a noise damper….. truly wonderful stuff.
When it comes to maintaining your newly laid turf, George Davies, turfing suppliers Northamptonshire will tell you that it is important to mow regularly, and preferably with a cylinder mower always providing that the cut parameters have been set correctly. As a general rule you shouldn’t cut your turf too short. It is best not chop it below 25% of its length, but remember; the shorter you keep your grass, the more often it will require mowing.
Providing you buy the best quality turf from exceptional distributors like George Davies, turfing suppliers Northampton, your new turf will last for many years and will look stunning, and will give you prolonged usage and pleasure.