Give your garden the fresh green look with new Turf! See, the ambiance and serenity one feels lying in the sun, on the lush grass, surrounded by the sweet scent of beautiful roses is indescribable. Turfing Services in Derby will ensure your soil is cleaned and prepared. We will lay the new turf to give you the lawn you always deserved. Landscaping Derby knows all the tips and tricks to keep your grass green without patches. Derby Landscaping grass laying service is willing to share all of them with you. Give us a call and find out how you can have this green lawn for a very affordable price.
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Why choose our turfing service?
Turfing always gives a garden a new fresh look. You do not have to wait for the seeds to start growing, the fresh grass is always ready, no matter which season of the year it is. Turfing Services in Derby will provide you with turf of the highest quality and we will make sure to lay it in such a way that you can enjoy it for many years to come. Our professional landscapers will take care of everything, including preparing the ground, raking, laying the turf and providing a maintenance plan in order that you now when it should be watered and mowed.
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Turf laying process
To ensure that your new turf will last, it is essential that the ground is prepared with a lot of care. If this is not done well, your new turf has no change of surviving, which will be a waste of time and money. Old grass will be removed and the soil needs to be turned. The area will then be further cleared from any stones or other debris. Turfing Services in Derby will take care of all the waste, so that you do not have to worry about anything.
It is essential that the surface is firm but not too compact. And it goes without saying that it needs to be levelled. Our professional landscapers know what is required for your new turf.
Laying the turf
We will provide the turf in a timely matter. It is essential that turf is not ordered too far in advance, since it is best that it is laid within 24 hours. We want to make sure your turf gets a good start and therefore we use pre-turfing fertiliser. We will provide you with a neat strait lawn which will be easy to mow in the future. You will soon be able to enjoy your beautiful fresh turf stretch.
To root in it is important that newly laid turf is watered properly and with the right amount. The watering amount varies significantly with the time of the season, however our experts now all about this and can advice you with all the information required. The turf needs daily watering for the next two weeks in order that it can root properly in the soil below.
Feeding and mowing
We will advice you on a balanced fertiliser and when you should apply this. This will help your lawn to stay healthy and gives you the opportunity to enjoy it for many years to come.
Even mowing requires some care at the beginning. A freshly laid lawn can be mowed after two weeks, when the new lawn has rooted. We can support you in every step of the process to take care of your new turf. A garden gets a soft fresh look when the lawn is in a good shape. So we are here to help you achieve just that.
Lawn care Tips
Once your lush green lawn is settled, it still needs regular maintenance. Here are some tips:
- Mow your lawn regularly
If you trim your lawn the roots are encouraged to spread. This will prevent any gaps or fill them if they do exist, and it will block any growing weeds. During the summer you should cut your lawn once a week and for the rest of the year you should do this bi-weekly. When it is really cold in the winter, you could reduce this even more. Since it can be warm in summer, grass could get brown due to the dry weather. To prevent this, you should leave the grass longer and set the mower cutting height around 5-10 cm.
- Water your lawn
Especially yough lawns should be watered often, but don't overdo it. If you over water the roots will not go very deep and therefore establish poorly. Sprinklers are perfect for this, however they do use mains water. Instead you could also use a water butt to collect the rain water and use this to water your lawn.
- Weed your lawn
Preferably your lawn is weed free, since they can inhibit the growth of your grass. Plantaind and dandelions are easy to remove with a hand trowel. Also clover, buttercups and medick can quickly spread and should be raked up bwfore you mow. This way the mower lifts them and weakens the weeds. Over time they will be killed with this method.
Weedkiller is an option which we try to avoid. Besides being expensive, your grass will suffer as well and a poor lawn health will only help new weeds to thrive.
- Compaced grass should be relieved
Grass cannot easily grow on compacted ground and this will possibly lead to bare patches. To avoid this you can use a garden fork and puch it 10cm in the ground every 10cm and rock the handle back and forth. Opening up the soil will allow the roots to breathe again, which will stimulate grwoth. If the ground is really compact because it is a clay soil, you can brush horticultural grit or sharp sand into the holes.
- Edge your lawn
To create a neat garden you can use a pair of longhandled shears to prevent the grass from growing into the borders. If you are a little bit late with this, you can use a spade to create the borders again. Another solution is to place a permanent edge that your lawn can't cross.
- Feed your lawn
Feeding your lawn reguarly is quite important for its health and appearance. The best time to apply fertilizer is when rain is predicted. This will allow the fertilizer to be washed down the roots of the grass and it prevents the burning of the leaf blades. In the spring and summer your lawn will need a feed, but more often is recommended to keep your lawn look good. At Derby Landscaping we advise to use organic over chemical fertiliser to allow for the long term health of your property.
- Fill lawn patches which are bare
A bare patch can really spoil the look of your garden and this is really not necessary. You can easily sow grass seed when you raked the soil. Another option is to use unused turf if available from reshaping the lawn. Collect all the strips and place them 5cm apart in a seed tray with compost. Afterwards grow them outside and use them to fill the empty patches.
To place this patch on your existing lawn you should cut out the area around the bare patch with a hand trowel. You should dig up the soil to the same depth as your new turf strip. Firm down the turf so that it is at the same level as the existing lawn and make sure there are no gaps around it.