The production process followed at Next Day Turf enhances the quality of the turf, ensuring that the soils are light, sandy, well-drained and relatively stone-free. The care and time expended during production, ensures that our mature turf is of a very high quality and can be successfully laid in the best way possible.
Turf can be laid at any time of year but by far the best times are March to June and September to November.
A small area should be left to form a natural border with fences walls etc, as it is difficult to cut right to the edge if the turf is laid hard against the edges.
The ground should be pre-prepared with a good quality bio-degradeable weedkiller several weeks prior to laying turf to ensure all weeds are removed.(Please call for details on suitable weedkiller.) It is essential that weedkiller is used that will kill down to the roots and dockens and thistles in particular can require special treatment to ensure they are killed off.
Stones, rubble, old bulding materials, tree stumps and other hard objects should be removed to ensure a smooth finished lawn and no danger of standing or tripping on these objects. A good quality surface with no stony obstacles blocking the roots will ensure the turf takes root effectively and avoiding troublesome areas of future poor quality.
The area must be spread with topsoil which has been rotivated to a depth of 5-6 inches to ensure the soil is properly aereated. The soil should be raked level and gently trodden down. We sow, grow, harvest and deliver Scotlands finest turf We sow, grow, harvest and deliver Scotlands finest turf.Next Day Turf deliver and lay turf on the same day to ensure optimum conditions for laying. Slightly more turf is delivered than is needed, to ensure that there is sufficient material for trimming and laying the turf.
In the exceptional circumstances of turf arriving the night before laying, the turf should be rolled out flat on a hard surface such as a driveway, well watered and kept moist.
Poor soil preparation - Leaving turf too long before laying - Insufficient watering of the turf - Insufficient mowing or cutting too low - Laying in wrong conditions (i.e. very hot or very cold weather) - Laying on soil which is lifeless or frozen.
We sow, grow, harvest and deliver Scotlands finest turf. Next Day Turf deliver and lay turf on the same day to ensure optimum conditions for laying. Slightly more turf is delivered than is needed, to ensure that there is sufficient material for trimming and laying the turf.More >
Next Day Turf - provide a continuous harvesting and delivery service throughout the UK, ensuring that most turf is on site ready for laying within 24 hours of harvesting.More >
It is vital that you order approximately 5%-10% extra turf for filling odd spaces, to allow for shrinkage, edges and for any innacuracy in measuring.
Turf is laid along the longest straight edge, with each subsequent strip butted and folded next to it, allowing for shrinkage and ensuring the strips of turf are not damaged, holed or stretched.More >
All turf should be laid the day it is received if possible, it should at least be rolled out and watered.
Proper care for your turf after laying is essential for developing a healthy beautiful lawn, after laying is when your turf is at its most vulnerable. Bear in mind that the time of year should be taken into account when caring for your new turf. Next Day Turf offer a professional preparation and laying service.More >