Lawn turfing, Lawn seeding and Artificial turf installation South and West London
We are able to offer lawn services of:-
- Laying a new lawn with rolls of turf
- Lawn seed sowing
- Lawn Rejuvenation
- Lawn maintenance
- Artificial grass installation
Please call or email to enquire. or to book a quote or estimate
Turfing and Seeding
Turfing Pro's :-
- Instant established lawn
- Easy to achieve results
Turfing Con's :-
- More expensive
- Needs care to keep the conditions to keep it in its initial state
Seeding Pro's :-
- Makes a stronger durable lawn
- Can grow in the shade
Seeding Con's :-
- Takes time to accomplish an established lawn
- Is more delicate in the initial stages
Though laying roles of turf gets results quick, it can be better to seed the lawn if you don't mind to wait two - three weeks and maybe top the seed up a few times, also it might save you a few bob. Generally seeded lawns will be tougher and more durable in the long run. There are different lawn seeds such as "Shady" lawn seed (for spots that do not have full sun), "family" lawn seed (for general use) and "quick start" (a fast growing seed).
Conditioning the soil
Making sure the right conditions are in place such as having a fertile well draining, and sunny spot also is a must to lay turf or sow seed. If the soil is not a well draining soil you can condition it by rotavating sharp or kiln dried sand into the soil. Sand can also be used to condition the soil of already established lawns if the soil is not draining well.
Before laying the turf it is a good idea to rake out any large stones, once the soil is level enough to lay the turf, tamper the soil down lightly by hitting a scaffolding bored or the like with a tamperer. Once the rolls have been laid, lightly tamper the turf down a second time to further even the soil.
Artificial Turf laying
There are three grades of artificial turf we are able to supply, grade A being the most realistic, grade B then grade C. If we are to make a site visit regarding an artificial turf insulation job, we will bring sample of each of the artificial turfs.
Brushing Kiln dried sand into the turf, against its grain, will help it to stand up on end making it more realistic and soft to walk on.
Lawn Up Keep
- Scarification,   this is best done in spring time. Scarification will remove the thatch (dead grass) as well as cut the roots of the grass, this entices new grass shoots to grow so the lawn will thicken out. The removal of the thatch will allow space and air for the new shoots to form. With a thicker lawn there is less the likelihood of weeds establishing themselves in the lawn. Scarification can be done by raking the grass with a scarifying rake as pictured opposite
- Aerating,   can be done all year round, if the soil is firm it could likely do with
aerating to loosen the soil and allow air to get to the roots of the grass.
Worms are a wonderful natural lawn aeration system, so if the lawn has plenty of worms you may not need to aerate your lawn. Aerating you lawn can be accomplished by sticking a garden fork into the lawn every 20cm or so. It is possible to get aeration rollers or shoes from some garden centers which are less work.
- Feeding,   can be done through out the year, seasonally should be sufficient, feed the lawn by sprinkling the feed over the lawn evenly, for best results a lawn feed sprinkler, that can be found at garden centres.
- Cutting, Keeping a lawn regularly cut will ensure light always gets to new growth and so the lawn will stay thick. If the grass does get long when it is cut you might find it to be patchy and that is because light has been unable to get to that area. Often weeds will make there way into a patchy lawn.
- Applying moss killer., It is a good idea to add moss killer to an Autumn feed. As the days and nights get wetter over Winter lawns are more prone to moss developing, so adding a moss killer to the lawn at this time of year should suppress the moss development.