Category Archives: turf and topsoil

Read more »

Fencing Tips

Fencing Tips Wooden fences require regular maintenance and care, so learning to do a few simple repair jobs yourself is worthwhile. If you have a small area of rot, you don’t need to replace the whole panel or post; just treat the affected area immediately…


Read more »

How to lay an asphalt path

You can use cold asphalt to repair or resurface existing asphalt, or build a new path on a hardcore sub-base. But it isn’t suitable for the constructing new drives. If you’re resurfacing an old path, it’s a good idea to spray it with weed killer…


Read more »

WATERING

All newly laid turf should be watered thoroughly ideally within half an hour of installation.  Every piece of turf needs at least two hours of constant watering per day, increasing during periods of hot,dry or windy weather.  Water immediately and profusely on any sight of…


LAYING TURF Read more »

LAYING TURF

Always lay turf as soon as possible, ideally within twenty four hours of delivery.  In hot weather keep turf in the shade.  Never walk directly on the prepared soil or newly-laid turf.  Use boards or planks to work from and walk on.  Start by laying…


TURF LAYING TIPS Read more »

TURF LAYING TIPS

MEASURING AND LAYING Measure the dimensions of your area allowing approximately 5% extra for shaped areas where extra trimming is required.  If you are unsure of your requirements use our turf calculator.  Ensure that all preparatory work is completed before ordering.


GROUND PREPERATION Read more »

GROUND PREPERATION

Good preparation is key to the quality of your lawn.  Existing turf should be removed with a spade.  For larger areas you may wish to hire a purpose-designed turf cutter.  The soil then needs to be turned to an approximate depth of 15cm (6”) with…