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- What is the difference between cultivated turf and parkland (meadow) turf?
- How long can I leave the turf rolled up?
- What size is each roll?
- How do I know how much turf to order?
- Can I lay turf on my old lawn?
- When can I walk on my new lawn?
- Toadstools have appeared on my recently laid turf. Are they harmful?
- Is the turf suitable for shady areas?
- What is the smallest amount of turf I can buy?
- On the day of delivery, when will the turf arrive?
- Will you deliver to where I live?
- Why do your turf prices vary?
- Can I chose a day and time for delivery?
- Is VAT included?
- What is the quickest possible time you can deliver?
- Are there any days you can not deliver on?
- How is turf delivered?
- Will I need to fertilise my turf?
- What is the best time of the year to lay turf?
- Why should I buy from Turfshop?
- Is the Turfshop site secure?
- When will my lawn care products arrive?
What is the difference between cultivated turf and parkland (meadow) turf?
Tillers Turf is cultivated turf, which means that is has been grown from seed specially for the purpose of producing lawns and sports turf. The grasses used are fine-leaved, slow growing, and give a very dense lawn. Parkland (meadow) turf is grown by farmers for grazing their cattle and sheep. When the animals have finished with it, the farmers sell it for lawns. The grasses used are broad-leaved, fast growing, and leave open spaces in the lawn.
How long can I leave the turf rolled up?
The best advice is to start laying your turf as soon as it arrives. This means getting all your preparation done well beforehand. The sooner you start laying, the better the results you will achieve. If you can't avoid a delay, then unroll the turf straightaway on a flat area and keep it damp until you can start laying.
What size is each roll?
Tillers Turf comes in rolls measuring 24" by 65" (610mm by 1460mm), giving an area of 1 square metre. Each roll weighs 12-15 kg, and can very easily be picked up by most people.
How do I know how much turf to order?
Draw a sketch of the area you want to lay turf on to.
Draw rectangles over your sketch (they should not overlap). Do this even if your lawn is a circular or oval shape.
Whilst standing in the area due to be turfed, mark out the corners of your rectangles on the ground. In the case of an irregular shaped lawn, adapt the rectangles as closely as possible to the shape of the lawn.
Measure and record on your sketch, the lengths and widths of all your rectangles.
Calculate the area of each rectangle: length (metres) X width (metres) = area (sq. metres).
Add the areas of all rectangles. This is approximately the amount of turf you will need.
Add 5% extra for shaping, cutting, waste, etc..
Can I lay turf on my old lawn?
There are several reason why this is not a good idea. First, the ground under your old lawn may be compacted, and this would adversely affect the growth of your new lawn. Second, there may be weeds on your old lawn that may grow through the new turf. Third, the old lawn would form a layer of rotting vegetation, through which the roots from the new turf could not grow.
When can I walk on my new lawn?
New roots will begin to appear on the underside of the turf a few days after laying. When those roots have firmly anchored the turf to the soil, you can try walking on the lawn. This will normally be after 2-4 weeks from laying. However, if you have had to water the turf heavily you may find that the soil is rather soft. If your feet sink into the lawn leaving hollows, it would be better to wait a few more days before trying again.
Toadstools have appeared on my recently laid turf. Are they harmful?
The toadstools on the turf are completely harmless. They generally only occur in the first year after turfing. Spores of these fungi occur naturally in most soils, and they germinate when the soil is disturbed. This occurs, of course, when the turf is lifted in our nurseries, and the spores are exposed to light. During conditions of wet and warm weather, the spores germinate and grow to produce fruiting bodies, seen here as toadstools. Once the spores have all germinated you won't see any more toadstools. Meanwhile, mowing or brushing will destroy any toadstools present on the lawn. The toadstools appear when the weather is wet and warm. Conversely, in cooler dryer conditions, the spores will not germinate.
In general, the presence of fungal spores is a sign of a healthy, organic soil, and is part of a highly complex structure of minute living organisms.
Is the turf suitable for shady areas?
In general, grass grows better in full light than in shade. One thing you could do to help is to adjust the height of the mower so that the grass is longer in the shady area of the lawn. This gives the grass plant extra leaf with which to trap as much light as it can.
However, RTF, our new turf mixture, grows much better in the shade than anything else does. RTF also has a very deep root system, and because of this it has a high degree of drought resistance. This is important because shady areas are often very dry too.
What is the smallest amount of turf I can buy?
We have no minimum order on turf.
On the day of delivery, when will the turf arrive?
Your turf will be delivered anytime between 8.30am - 5.30pm
Will you deliver to where I live?
We deliver throughout mainland UK. Simply put the first 2 letters of your post code into the Quick Turf Quote box on the home page (or follow the buy turf online links) and you will get a quote for where you live. Delivery is included.
Why do your turf prices vary?
Delivery costs vary depending on where you live, and how much turf you want. For example, it costs us more to deliver into central London and to Scotland and Wales.
All turf prices include delivery.
Can I chose a day and time for delivery?
You can choose when to have your turf delivered. There is a surcharge for a.m. and Saturday deliveries.
Is VAT included?
Yes, VAT is included in the price.
What is the quickest possible time you can deliver?
As long as the order is made before midnight we can deliver in two days.
Are there any days you can not deliver on?
We can not deliver on Sundays or Mondays.
How is turf delivered?
The turf is delivered on pallets by a lorry with hydraulic tail-lift offload. The pallets are normally dropped off at the kerb side, although we may be able to drive into the property if access is suitable. Please advise us of any possible delivery problems.
Will I need to fertilise my turf?
Like most plants, you will get better results from your lawn if you feed it. To give your new lawn the best possible start, rake 6X Organic fertiliser into the soil before laying the turf.
For more guidance on feeding your lawn visit our Lawn Care Advice page.
What is the best time of the year to lay turf?
The beauty of turf is that it can be laid at any time of the year! However, there are one or two things to bear in mind. Whenever you lay turf, make sure that it stays damp until it has rooted into the soil below. This means that, during the summer, you will have to put extra care into watering your turf. Turf laid during the winter is not at such risk of drying out, but root growth is slower, and you may have to wait a little longer before you can use your new lawn.
Why should I buy from Turfshop?
Here at Turfshop we offer you the best in quality, choice, and advice. From the range of turf we grow you can select the one that best suits your lifestyle and the conditions in your garden.
Our turf is recognised by leading landscape architects, and the top golf and football clubs, as being the best in the country. You can buy the same turf online, delivered to your home, at a very competitive price. That’s great value!
Is the Turfshop site secure?
The payment section of Turfshop is secured using industry standard 128-bit encryption, and is hosted on a secure server provided by our payment gateway, Protx. When you reach the payment pages, you will be transfered to the Protx server, which should display a padlock in your browser window.
When will my lawn care products arrive?
Turfshop will do our best to get lawn care products out to you on next working day deliveries. Lawn care products are sent via couriers.