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When Should You Lay wildflower turf

April 09, 2024     

Wildflower turf is an excellent choice for transforming your garden into a thriving habitat for various wildlife species while enhancing your garden landscape. With wildflower turf, you can effortlessly cultivate an eco-friendly environment, providing a sanctuary for bees, butterflies, and small mammals.  

The Ultimate Guide To Turf Rolls

March 08, 2024     

Achieving a lush, green lawn begins with selecting the right turf and knowing the best installation practices. Whether you’re reviving an existing lawn or establishing a new one, the key to a successful turf installation lies in careful preparation, correct installation, and consistent post-installation care.

Pre-Spring Lawn Care: Selecting the Right Grass Fertiliser for Early Growth

February 23, 2024     

Springtime marks the beginning of the growing season for grass in the UK. Fertilising your turf during its active growth phase provides essential nutrients that support vigorous growth, resulting in a lush and healthy lawn.

How To Choose The Best Lawn Turf for Spring

February 12, 2024     

With the long-awaited Spring just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about all-things gardening, particularly lawn turf.

What Height Should I Mow My Lawn?

October 13, 2023     

Can grass be too tall for a lawn mower? The short answer is no. Most standard lawn mowers can handle grass up to about six inches tall. During the active growing seasons of spring and summer, you should aim to mow your lawn at least once per week, and even more frequently for warm season grasses. 

Grass Seed vs Turf: What is best?

October 10, 2023      Seed Tips, Turf Tips

Are you looking to create a prize-winning garden, or simply desire a luscious lawn that completes the look of your outdoor space but don’t know where to start? One question we’re always asked in how to achieve this is, is it better to use grass seed or turf?

Can You Cut Wet Grass?

September 22, 2023      Turf Tips

Whether it’s been a spell of wet weather or an unexpected summer shower, most of us have looked out at a lawn in need of mowing only to find the grass is still damp. So when is it okay to get the mower out, and how wet is too wet when it comes to cutting your grass?

The Best Time to Mow Your Lawn in Warmer Weather

September 05, 2023      Turf Tips

In general, a beautiful, lush lawn is the pride and joy of many homeowners, for whatever time of year it might be. But achieving a thick, green, and weed-free turf takes some work and careful maintenance.

How Do I Buy Turf Online

August 31, 2023     

Okay, so you’ve decided to transform your garden, begin your next landscaping project or simply refresh your worn-out lawn. Now you’re trying to figure out the best type of turf for your soil and how many rolls of turf you need to order. Here’s the good news, you’re in the right place!

Guide to Lawn Fungus & Disease

August 15, 2023      Turf Tips

If you have been dealing with a lawn that looks a little worse for wear despite your best efforts, it could be due to lawn disease. Lawn fungi and diseases can cause significant damage to your grass if left untreated.

Which direction Should I Cut My Grass?

July 27, 2023      Turf Tips

Cutting your grass is an important part of your turf’s health and influences the overall appearance of your garden. When mowing becomes a reoccurring gardening task, especially during the warmer months, you want to ensure you’re cutting your grass the right way. But which is the correct way to mow your lawn? Should you mow up and down, side to side, uphill or downhill?

How Do I Get Rid of Ant Hills in My Lawn?

July 19, 2023     

The most effective way to remove an ant hill is to physically remove it from the ground using a shovel or your own hands (please use gloves!). Spread the soil evenly to avoid damaging your lawn, then dig deep into the nest and apply ant killer powder granules. The granules can be diluted in water and poured over the ants or used as bait for them to feed on and return to their nest, which may be more effective in the long run.

How To Lay Turf – Your Ultimate Guide

July 14, 2023      Turf Tips

So, you’ve looked at your garden or landscaping project and decided your lawn is looking a little tired. You’ve found George Davies Turf to order your high-quality turf, but then what?

How do you turn multiple rolls of turf into a seamlessly smooth lawn? As turf experts, we’ve pulled together everything you need to know when it comes to laying turf. 

Should I Leave Grass Clippings on My Lawn?

July 04, 2023      Turf Tips

Does anything beat the smell of freshly cut grass? As dry and brighter days start heading our way, we’re all looking forward to getting outside and waking up our garden. One job we look forward to, in particular, is giving our grass that first post-winter trim.

How to look after your garden: Basic gardening tasks everyone should know

July 04, 2023      Turf Tips

Gardening is not only beneficial for our mental health and well-being, but it’s also a great form of exercise. Furthermore, with a little care and attention, our gardens can become a peaceful sanctuary for us to enjoy. But after a cold winter, how can you look after your garden to create your very own Eden? Well, look no further than our 7 gardening tasks to keep your outdoor space in tip-top condition.

Summer lawn care: the ultimate guide for looking after your turf in the heat

July 03, 2023      Summer Tips, Turf Tips

Trimmed borders, vibrant flowerbeds and luscious green grass make the perfect setting for kids to play, relaxed afternoons or BBQ hosting during the summer months. But how can you ensure your turf is in top condition to survive the heat?

How Does Rain Affect The Laying of Turf?

June 21, 2023      Turf Tips

Although rain brings a lot of benefits to our gardens (and saves us the task of watering), when it comes to completing jobs outside, rain can really put a dampener on things. But if you’ve booked out time to lay your new George Davies turf, and the weather takes a turn….

Turf Tips for May

April 27, 2023      Turf Tips

May marks a turning point, with lawn growth accelerating rapidly. The plants are working hard to thrive, and you will no doubt want to ensure your garden is getting ready for summer. So, can you pick up speed during May and create the luscious lawn you long for? 

Can Turf be Laid in The Rain?

March 13, 2023     

British weather during spring can be relatively mixed. Temperatures gradually rise, but there is no guarantee we will not experience a shower or two. What does this mean for people looking to lay turf? Generally, it’s absolutely fine to lay turf on a rainy day, you just need to make sure you’ve done your soil preparation before you order your turf, you have laying boards to work from, and a coat!

How soon can I use my new lawn?

March 06, 2023      Turf Tips

We get it – when you see that final roll of turf laid out, completing your lawn or the last part of your landscaping project, all you want to do is run around and celebrate on it! But with fresh new turf, this is the last thing you should be doing.

How do I look after my turf?

January 31, 2023      Turf Tips

A lovely-looking lawn doesn’t come from simply mowing or watering your grass when the weather is warm. It takes a lot of TLC throughout the year. Your turf is impacted every month, whether it’s heavy rainfall, high footfall, drought or frost. So, it’s important to keep an eye on your turf and know what to do to look after it, but also when to do it.

How Do I Measure My Lawn?

January 12, 2023      Turf Tips

When it’s time to update your lawn, where do you start? You know you want high-quality turf and have found a great supplier with George Davies Turf, but how many rolls of turf do you need to order to complete your project? Gardens come in all shapes and sizes, so there’s no set formula. But there are easy ways to accurately measure the different types of lawns which this article will talk you through.

Does Frequent Mowing Thicken Grass?

January 11, 2023     

A lush, thick lawn with rich shades of green can breathe life into any garden or landscape, attracting more wildlife while bringing new sights and smells into your garden. A well-maintained lawn will also provide a safe place for children and pets to enjoy the outdoors, but how can you keep your lawn fresh, thick and vibrant? Many believe that the key to success is constant mowing, but is this true?

When Should I Apply Top Dressing to My Lawn?

September 05, 2022     

When nurturing a healthy lawn, top dressing is a crucial part of the equation. It’s the process of applying a mix of mix of topsoil, compost, and fine sand to the surface of your lawn. Ideally, the top dressing should closely match the composition of your existing soil, matching your rootzone profile. If you’re not familiar with top dressing, don’t worry – we’ll take a closer look at how you can do it and why it promotes a healthy, green and luscious lawn.

What Does it Mean When Grass is Dormant?

August 16, 2022     

Like all of us, grass and plants struggle with the heat, especially when there’s a lack of water. The first half of this year has officially been the driest since 1976; receiving only a fifth of the rainfall we’d usually expect. Which essentially means we’ve missed out on 2-3 months worth of rain. A visible reaction to this is that our lawns start to look more like the Sahara Desert rather than the rainforest green we’d prefer. So why has our grass changed colour?

Don’t Let The April Showers Deter You From a New Lawn!

April 05, 2022      Turf Tips

The entire UK averages ten days of rain or snow in April, but there’s also usually plenty of sunshine, hence the saying “April showers bring May flowers”. 

How to prevent my lawn from being waterlogged

February 23, 2022      Turf Tips

Whether you’ve just moved into a new build home and have a mud bath for a rear garden, or you’ve seen your once healthy lawn waste away over a number of months or years, becoming lumpy and patchy in areas, it’s time to assess your situation, see where problems are occurring and make improvements. To begin, let us run through a few of the main reasons why you may have not been able to grow a vibrant green and luscious lawn.

Can You Lay Turf Over Turf?

September 07, 2021      Turf Tips

It is possible to lay new turf on top of old grass; however, you’re not going to achieve the best possible result. Therefore, we highly recommend you never lay fresh turf on top of old turf; otherwise, your lawn’s condition will deteriorate over time as the old grass dies. There are plenty of other reasons why you shouldn’t lay new turf on top, and we’ve touched on some of the key points below.

Can Weeds Grow Within Artificial Turf?

August 03, 2021      Turf Tips

Some common maintenance issues can still exist, such as having weeds grow through the turf; however, this can be prevented with correct surface preparation. Click to read more

Our Top Tips on Laying Turf During Warmer Climates

July 12, 2021      Turf Tips, Winter Tips

Here at George Davies Turf, we’re often asked when the best time of year to lay turf is. Truth is that turf can be laid at any point in the year, even in Winter. However, if you’re looking to lay turf in the summer (as we find ourselves in now), then extra care will most certainly need to be given. 

Turf Tips for June 21

June 09, 2021      Turf Tips

On average in the UK, June is the sunniest month of the year, and we’ve already had a bright start, with above-average temperatures and plenty of sunshine.

Turf Tips for April

April 06, 2021      Turf Tips

April is an ideal month for repairing any damage to your lawn. If you’ve spotted a few bare patches or odd spots that desperately need some TLC, it’s time to bring your “A” game with a medley of tasks, such as feeding, mowing, seeding and aerating.

Turf Tips for March

March 03, 2021      Turf Tips

February has felt like May at times, especially over the past week — with parts of England “hotter than Barcelona and Rome”. It’s easy to get carried away as we enter March with the feeling of spring in the air; however, there will still be some frosty weather ahead, especially in the mornings. The tips below are essential if you’re looking to keep your lawn fresh and healthy as the weather and daylight hours gradually increase throughout March.

Can I Lay Turf in February

February 02, 2021      Turf Tips

February is generally a quiet month for lawn care, with the weather likely to remain very cold. That said, there are still some important actions to keep in mind, especially if you are looking to lay turf.

January Turf Tips

January 13, 2021      Turf Tips

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve, it’s certainly not the start of the year that we all anticipated — or hoped for. Yet, with people across the UK staying home, it’s perhaps more important than ever to spend time in your garden and improve your outdoor space right now, because in turn, it can boost your mental and physical health, whilst ensuring your garden is ready to flourish when springtime rolls around.

Turf Tips for December

December 07, 2020      Turf Tips, Winter Tips

Gardening can play an essential role in improving mental and physical health, especially during the wintertime when it’s all too easy to remain cooped up inside.

Top Turfing Tips for November

November 09, 2020      Autumn Tips, Turf Tips

There is no certainty with the weather, but many people believe that November is destined to be a difficult month because of falling temperatures and the amount of rainfall.

Is Your Turf Stressed?

March 02, 2020      Turf Tips

We all know that weather can affect a person’s mood and stress level, especially when it’s wet and cold outside. But just as people get stressed out, so do lawns.

New Year, New Turf

December 23, 2019      Turf Tips

As we near the dawn of a new decade, it’s natural to contemplate the many changes you’d like to make to your home, garden or lifestyle in 2020. At George Davies Turf, we find that the New Year period is especially busy, mostly on the residential front, with many homeowners taking action to tick ‘new turf’ off their to-do list, so that their garden is green and beautiful for the spring and summer months.

Can You Lay Turf in Autumn?

October 29, 2019      Autumn Tips, Turf Tips

As we’re now very much into the Autumn season, one of the common questions we get is can turf be laid during the October / November months. The answer may surprise you, as the common consensus is that turf is usually laid under warmer climates, however with more moist conditions and less humidity – Autumn is indeed an ideal time to lay Turf!

Why should homeowners consider shade resistant turf

October 04, 2019      Turf Tips

The rise in urbanisation is having an effect on our daily lives, especially those in major UK cities like London and Manchester. In terms of sheer numbers, the fastest growing city centre was London, which grew from 268,700 to 327,200. Other than the obvious effects such as an increase in congestion, overcrowded living conditions, higher house prices and added pressure on food supply system, there is also another niggling problem that’s occurring in many gardens; too much shade.

How Often Should You Water New Turf?

May 02, 2019      Turf Tips

Once you’ve prepared your ground and laid your new turf, the trickiest job is now complete. You finally have a very luscious new lawn that will impress your visitors, adding style and character to your garden. That said, before you get too carried away and invite your friends round for a barbecue, it’s important you understand the next steps to ensure your lawn not only survives but thrives! So how many times a day must water you water new turf?

Feeding and Fertilising – Five Key Points

February 18, 2019      Seed Tips, Spring Tips, Turf Tips

Feeding and fertilising are really important parts of the standard lawn care routine; they’re like the bread and butter of ensuring that your turf is healthy and thriving. They should form part of your lawncare routine all year round but when the weather begins to turn as we head towards spring it becomes particularly important. So, what are five of the ‘need to knows’ when it comes to feeding and fertilising?

Artificial Turf – A Popular Alternative

January 25, 2019      Product Spotlight, Turf Tips

Although artificial turf doesn’t provide you with the ‘real grass’ feel, the major differences do mostly stop there. There are many advantages that make this such a popular, sought after alternative, so why might our artificial turf be the perfect solution for you?

Can You Lay Turf In Winter?

November 30, 2018      Turf Tips, Winter Tips

In-fact there are many advantages to doing so, you just need ensure you are fully ready and prepped! We’ve outlined a few keys facts below.

The Calm After The Storm?

March 09, 2018     

If you live in the UK, chances are you will have been battered by some adverse weather recently. So now that the snow has mostly melted and the winds have calmed (somewhat), how can you get your lawn ship shape and your spring maintenance back on track?

Artificial Turf in the Winter Time

December 18, 2017      Turf Tips, Winter Tips

Taking care of artificial grass is a different ball game, so to speak, and therefore you need to be armed with the right information to make sure you’re maintaining yours correctly, especially during months with harsher weather.

Top Tips for Turf Laying in the Winter

December 01, 2017      Turf Tips, Winter Tips

It’s a common misconception that you cannot or should not lay turf during winter. Providing that you have properly prepared the soil and the ground isn’t frozen, there’s no reason why you can’t lay turf during the winter.

How Much Turf Do I Need

November 10, 2017      Turf Tips

This is a question George Davies Turf are often asked, but fortunately, by taking down a few measurements you can soon find out exactly how many rolls you need, so you’ll never have to worry about being one or two rolls short when it comes to laying the turf.  

The Low Down on Lawn Blisters

November 03, 2017     

You may have seen a viral news story a few weeks ago about a man in Pennsylvania called James Callender, who encountered several ‘bubbles’ of trapped water within his lawn – these are known as ‘Lawn Blisters’.

Striping Your Lawn – What are the basics?

August 25, 2017     

Having perfectly mown stripes on your lawn is a quintessential, classic look for your garden, as well as being featured on tennis courts, football pitches and other sports grounds. But how does it work?

Laying Turf In The Summer – What should you be thinking about?

July 27, 2017      Summer Tips, Turf Tips

Despite the heavy rainfall of the last week, we are technically in the midst of British summertime so when we do get the occasional glimpse of sunshine, why not spend some time updating and taking care of your garden?

There is so much more to our business than just turf

July 19, 2017      Turf Tips

Not only are we purveyors of the finest turf in the Home Counties, here at George Davies Turf we also stock various other products that can aid you in taking care of your turf and other parts of your garden.

Preparing Your Lawn For A Garden Party

June 30, 2017      Turf Tips

Whether it be a simple BBQ with friends, a raucous birthday celebration or even a wedding reception, it’s important to remember that after these kind of events there may be some damage to your lawn, particularly from the extra feet and furniture. The good news is that there are a few steps you can follow in order to prepare your garden for this.

3 Potential Problems…and the solutions!

June 15, 2017      Turf Tips

Whether it be the intervention of Mother Nature or an unforeseen roadblock that you just didn’t plan for, from time to time there may be issues that arise during your turf journey that may cause you to panic. However, there are simple solutions to the most common problems that can arise with turf…

More Mow, More Show! – The Importance of Mowing

June 02, 2017      Summer Tips, Turf Tips

We thought it would be a good time to have a look over some of the basics and key facts that you should be armed with when it comes to mowing and maintaining your perfect lawn.

Turf Wars: Artificial vs. Natural

May 19, 2017      Product Spotlight, Turf Tips

Whilst we stock various product lines here at GDT, from Millboard decking to topsoils and fertilisers , turf will always remain our flagship item and primary passion. Over the years, we have noticed an increase in demand for artificial grass too, so it’s a really good thing that we sell both! It’s difficult to perform a side by side comparison as there are many reasons for using both but nonetheless it’s important to be able to recognise the positives and negatives for both artificial and natural turf so that you can make the right decision when buying. So what are the key strengths and weaknesses of each that you should bear in mind?

Quality Turf – What should you be looking out for?

May 05, 2017      Turf Tips

Here at George Davies Turf there are two key things on which we pride ourselves – great quality service and great quality products. So how do you know whether the turf you have received or are looking to buy is a quality product? 

8 quirky facts you probably didnt know about turf

April 07, 2017      Turf Tips

Turf is a great thing when it comes to transforming an outside area; it can inject fresh life into the most drab gardens and create a shining green landscape across a golf course. Most people think that there isn’t really a lot to the turf itself – beyond the aesthetic appeal of it, what else can a roll (or ten!) of turf really do?..

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