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?
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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….
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?
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.
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.
When it’s time to update your lawn, where do you start? You know you want high-quality turfand 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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…
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?
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?
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?..