Turf Prices to Rise
Rolawn the UK's leading turf grower and Britain's leading high quality topsoil supplier forecast that turf prices in the UK are set to increase over the coming months. The impact of challenging growing conditions starting with the cold wet winter, followed by the ‘Beast from the East' in spring, moving on to a record breaking hot dry summer has increased production costs in an unprecedented manner.
As widely reported many crops have been under tremendous pressure with yields sharply reduced combined with significantly higher costs, which can only result in significant upward pressure on price. Added to this, increases in fuel prices compared to last year means that the cost of turf production, harvesting and delivery have increased significantly.
Paul Dawson, Rolawn's Managing Director says "At Rolawn our customers understand that we invest heavily in being able to continuously supply high quality turf, year-round. The more extreme nature of weather patterns we have experienced in the UK, particularly over the last 8 months, reaffirms our approach in developing an evolved Medallion turf, harvested younger and thinner, put through our patented Profresh® system to extend shelf life, creating a highly adaptable rapid rooting product that results in a healthier lawn.
However, like many growers of outdoor crops, we have been hit with major cost increases across the business, and these need to be reflected in the market"
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