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Not too late to re turf your lawn

Turf - The Lawn Shop TurfYou can install turf all year round so long as the turf nursery can get it's turf harvesters out onto the fields.  What becomes hard is the preparation, especially if the ground is a bit soggy.  You need to pick the best day to turn the soil over to create the turf bed and wait for the next dry day to turf the lawn to cause the least damage to the new lawn surface.

Turfing a lawn is a real benefit at this time of year when the traditional growing season slows down for the winter.  Grass seed will grow but a lot slower than in the warmer months so if your budget can stretch to it, plan to returf your lawn instead for that instant effect.

Even though you can turf all reay round, there are great benefits of using turf over new grass seed and seeding a lawn but also some disadvantages too:

So what are the advantages of using turf to create a lawn?

It is a quicker method of lawn installation, which saves you waiting for seed to grow

Results are instant and visually pleasing to the eye

A larger weather window in which to create a lawn as the weather can be cooler

Immune to seeding troubles like Damping Off Disease

Little or no trouble with small stones

Can lay turf all year long so long as turf farms can cut the turf and soil is firm enough to lay on


What are the disadvantages of using turf to create a lawn?

Costs several times the cost of seeding

Less control over seed specification, may contain weed grasses like Annual Meadow Grass

Turf must be laid as soon as it arrives - it times expires as the rolls will 'rot' when left rolled up

Recommended time of year for turfing may be the wettest time of the year

More labour intensive to lay than seed and more time consuming

Can contain weeds, disease spores and lawn pests

Requires a higher level of professionalism and tools to lay

Can vary in thickness

Turf if allowed to dry out is difficult to get wet again

A newly turved lawn must not be forgotten at all, and especially over the winter months.  It may get Fusarium Disease and Worm Casts to name a few problems. 

Welcome to real grass and real grass problems.  Thankfully, if you have a concern with your new lawn, you may search this lawn blog for some solutions to your lawn problems and soon be on the right track without the need for a lawn professional to visit.

If you require a new lawn, why not contact The Lawn Company who have three decades of experience working on large and small lawns.

Shoould you have a requirement for lawn turf supplies, the Team at The Lawn Shop can help.

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