Whether you’re after a play lawn or bowling green everyone will follow similar procedures and methods, though the enthusiast may take two or three times longer over it! Do it right and it'll be easy to maintain; cut corners and you'll regret it!

  • Seed vs Turf
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    Seed vs Turf

    The range of types of grass is generally far greater with grass seed than turf thus allowing you to have exactly the right type of lawn for your needs

  • Turf & Seed Quality
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    Turf & Seed Quality

    The freshness of garden turf or lawn grass seed can be checked quite easily. Be careful with so called luxury garden turf - it may not mean what you think it does!

  • Play Lawns to Ornamental Lawns
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    Play Lawns to Ornamental Lawns

    Matching use to seed type is critical. There are play lawns, ornamental lawns, and plenty in between so we try to make the choice as simple as possible

  • Dry or Shady Lawns
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    Dry or Shady Lawns

    If your garden is dry, poor soil or has a lot of shade planting fescues and particularly rhizomatous tall fescue grass seed can be very useful

  • Seed & Turf Quantities
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    Seed & Turf Quantities

    Garden turf is not cheap so you need to measure accurately. With grass seed being so much cheaper you can afford to be generous when sowing a lawn from seed

  • Planning the New Lawn
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    Planning the New Lawn

    If you get this part right the grass will be easier to maintain and cause fewer lawn care problems. Timing is also important when sowing grass seed or laying turf

  • Preparing the Ground
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    Preparing the Ground

    Proper preparation of the ground for a new lawn will reward you with years of problem free lawn care, easier mowing and a beautiful healthy lawn

  • How to Sow Grass Seed
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    How to Sow Grass Seed

    When you plant grass seed do it correctly and at the best time of year to ensure success. Moisture, warmth and fertiliser are the essentials

  • How to Lay Turf
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    How to Lay Turf

    When you are laying turf do it methodically and at the best time of year to ensure success. Start by rolling out and laying the first row of turf grass to form your border