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Schools across Olney, Bedford and St Albans were gifted rolls of wildflower turf in celebration of Wildflower Week

April 30, 2024     

Schools across Olney, Bedford and St Albans were ‘blooming’ with gratitude this week as George Davies and the team gifted rolls of wildflower turf in celebration of Wildflower Week.

George Davies Turf delivers wildflower turf to local schools in celebration of Wildflower Week 2024

April 25, 2024     

Schools across Olney, Bedford and St Albans were ‘blooming’ with gratitude this week as George Davies and the team gifted rolls of wildflower turf in celebration of Wildflower Week. Six schools were treated to a visit by our iconic bright red lorries as we delivered over 20 rolls of popular wildflower turf in a bid to enhance picnic, play and forest school areas.

George Davies Turf acquires former family-run business St Albans Stone

April 17, 2024     

Based in London Colney and set up by Mike Johnson in 2002, St Albans Stone became specialists in the import and sale of natural stone products as well as providing a wide range of landscaping materials including Flagstones, Aggregates and other Landscaping products.

GDT win overall BALI national landscaping

December 15, 2023     

On Friday 1st December George Davies Turf took home not one, but two awards at the official London ceremonies of two prestigious national award ceremonies taking place in London.

We have donated a couple of pallets of Trident Turf to DIY SOS: The Big Build to help create a mental health and wellbeing hub

November 02, 2023     

We’re beyond proud to have been able to support BBC One’s DIY SOS: The Big Build’s recent project in Harlow which involved working with an amazing mental health charity called Butterfly Effect.

We hosted the “biggest ever” gathering of landscapers

October 19, 2023     

We hosted the biggest ever gathering of landscapers in the Midlands this week to promote “unspoken about” industry challenges and hot topics.

We’re ‘Service Excellence’ winners in Hertfordshire awards

September 15, 2023     

We are celebrating after being announced GOLD Winners in the SME Hertfordshire Business Awards, which took place at Tewinbury Farm in recognition for our significant presence in St Albans and for the ‘incredible level of customer service’ we deliver.

Local turf supplier wins national landscaping award

September 06, 2023     

The UK’s largest independent supplier of turf George Davies Turf (GDT), based in Olney, has just been announced the winner of The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI): Supplier Exceptional Service award.

We’re finalists in the SME MK & Buckinghamshire and SME Hertfordshire Business Awards

July 27, 2023     

We are through to the finals of another two prestigious local awards programme for our ‘outstanding customer service’.

The George Davies team are celebrating after being announced as finalists in the SME MK & Buckinghamshire Business Awards and the SME Hertfordshire Business Awards – Service Excellence category.

2019 Summer Newsletter

July 15, 2019     

Moving into the summer, lawns generally were given some nice weather in mid-June but we would expect things to carry on drying out as we move into August. This being the case, we are currently applying foliar fertilisers plus surfactants to help any rain penetrate the soil as well as trace elements to help the plants survive the weather should it become abrasive. Weed control continues so we will be dealing with any later germinating or perennial weeds. 

Newsletter April 19

April 18, 2019     

As we move into spring, we often get tempted to think that the weather is lovely and warm. In truth, it often is when we are stood outside mid afternoon but on the last few days, I have had to scrape much ice off the windscreen at dawn! These cold nights and diurnal shifts in temperature can restrict growth and still leave the plants vulnerable to mistreatment if we are not careful.

August 17: Newsletter

August 16, 2017     

After a very dry, and often hot few months (seldom though it has been), most lawns are now showing the effects of the summer months, which can be a very difficult time for them. Whilst last week saw a fair amount of rain, and with the exception of 2 rainstorms in March and May, we have had a fairly dry period since Winter. We are now seeing better moisture levels alongside climbing humidity. Generally speaking, we can expect to see an increase in rainfall throughout August, as well as the return of overnight dew.

May 17 : Newsletter

May 09, 2017     

Can you believe it’s May already?! With one very dry and cold bank holiday weekend already behind us, we can see that soils have become incredibly dry and grass growth has slowed considerably. Generally speaking, we tend to say goodbye to the diurnal shift in temperature and colder nights around 1st May. We were promised much needed rain over the last week of April but as this is British weather we’re talking about, the forecasts turned out to be incorrect and as a result the soils remain very dry.


April 17 : Newsletter

April 13, 2017     

As we move into spring, it’s often tempting to make the classic British mistake and assume that the weather is going to be lovely and warm.

Are you ready for Spring?

March 24, 2017     

Winter’s gone and Spring is arriving fast. Is your grass looking somewhat drab and anaemic?

Composite Decking vs Wooden Decking

January 18, 2017     

Composite decking is fast becoming a popular staple across the UK, and it’s easy to see why. Sturdy, practical yet beautiful – composite decking seemingly has it all. However, many people still covet traditional wooden boards for their decking. Which is better? Here, we weigh up the pros and cons to help you make your decision.

Helping the Butterflies & Bees!

March 11, 2016     

The UK’s largest independent supplier of Natural Turf is pleased to announce it has added environmentally friendly Wildflower Turf to its product portfolio.

George Davies Turf Ltd goes Artificial

March 02, 2016     

George Davies Turf goes Artificial!!


George Davies Turf Go Racing At Silverstone

November 05, 2014     

George Davies Turf were out racing at Silverstone this weekend!! Not in our lorries but in a single seater driven by Michael Moyers that we have part sponsored with one of our longest standing customers, GLN Landscapes.

George Davies Turf Team Grows AGAIN

September 15, 2014     

Nick Hardy joins the team…

Olney Raft Race Jul 14

July 08, 2014     

The George Davies Team were out in Force at the Olney Raft Race…and WE CAME THIRD!!!!

Record Week at GDT!

June 20, 2014     


Anyone for Golf?

May 09, 2014     

Get your clubs ready!

First Class Turf

April 08, 2014     

First Class Turf getting rolled in every direction!

Spring Has Sprung at George Davies Turf Ltd

March 11, 2014     

When the Sun Comes Out The Turf is Out!

Our New Website is Launched!

February 03, 2014     

We welcome you to our brand new updated website. The new site is also fully responsive for mobiles and iPads…

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