We offer a wide range of garden services to customers in the Milton Keynes & Bedford areas. From fencing, lawns and turfing, to full garden landscaping.
- Clear away any plants, weeds and debris.
- Dig or rotovate soil to a depth of at least 15cm.
- Improve soil texture or quality if necessary.
- Level the area.
- Firm the soil.
- Add pre-turfing fertiliser.
- Rake and level again.
- Lay your turf.
Turf can be laid any time of year except on frozen ground. Ideal times to lay turf are in early-mid autumn and early spring, when the ground is relatively warm – which will promote new root growth.
The most important things you can do to newly laid turf are to keep it regularly watered, avoid walking on the turf for at least three weeks, and allow the turf to bed in for a few more weeks before mowing it.
It is important to water your turf as soon as it is laid, to help the grass recover from being rolled and ensure that the roots bed into the soil. As the new root system develops, the watering needs of the grass will change.
Watering in the morning is the best time for your lawn. It’s cooler, and winds tend to be gentler so water can soak into the soil and be absorbed by the grass roots before it can evaporate.
Artificial Grass Questions
Longer grasses, around 30mm mark, will give a lush, luxurious look, whereas shorter, 16-27mm products will look neater, and make for great artificial grass for dogs, pets, or kids.
Good quality artificial grass should be weighty, with a weight of 2-3kg per metre square.
With average use and maintenance, you can expect to enjoy your synthetic grass for at least 20 years, a worthwhile investment that essentially pays for itself in half that time.
As with most landscaping projects, though, the more care you give to your artificial lawn, the longer its lifespan will be.
Although artificial grass has a higher resistance to weeds than natural turf, it’s still possible for weeds to grow around the edges or infrequently through small holes in the backing. Weeds can also grow through the infill, depending on the type of infill that has been used during the installation.
That is why we take extra care when laying your grass – you keep the neat and tidy look for much longer, saving you years of additional maintenance.
Not with our premium quality artificial grass. All of our modern turf is completely water permeable. This means that the turf’s intuitive design allows rainwater to flow down the blades and seep through holes located under the turf. Teams with natural grass may see potholes develop after heavy rainstorms.
The sand provides stability and protects the turf. As a result, no wrinkles or folds develop throughout it’s use. The sand also surrounds the long blades of artificial grass and ensures that they remain upright.