Turf laying and artificial lawns | Lawn care services, and installers of top quality lawns
Landscapers for lawns and artificial grass in Northampton
Turf laying & Synthetic lawns - real lawns and artificial grass, are the two common types of lawns. Although synthetic grass is more expensive to lay down than real lawns - see cost table.
Synthetic grass, royal horticulture society predicts climate change can have impact on real lawns 'see their independent news article'. Contact us for an estimate, view our growing gallery of before and after pictures of the projects we have completed.
Low and easy maintenance gardening is what many people would like to embrace, , either through necessity or preference. No garden will be zero maintenance but most gardening activities have a lower input solution or alternative to consider. This paragraph was taken from the (R.H.S) website 'and is an article about synthetic grass'.
In addition the price of artificial grass, and expert installation will also be required, therefore will be quite expensive. First of all, we will need to consolidate the ground to prevent sink age and any uneven surfaces over time. In addition this would almost always include a free draining sub base, similar to a patio project.
- An artificial surface will need replacing every 8 years or so.
- Especially relevant if the surface isn't level, for example. You will need to add an underlay or sand base beneath your synthetic grass to level it off.
- Fake turf is not great for slopes unfortunately. With a slope, it becomes very tricky to anchor it strongly enough and its sand base. As a result the fake grass will migrate to the bottom of the incline.
Real or fake grass? contractors in Northampton
Prestige - High Quality seed or turf.
Ornamental lawns, tend to contain a mix of low growing, fine-leaved slender red fescue (Festuca rubra subsp). Grass seeds in autumn, while the ground is warm and moist, will germinate or root in a couple of weeks. The grass seeds consequently have a head start over seeds sown in the colder spring. Grass turf can also be laid now but it is better to wait until the Autumn months.
- 40% – Chewings Fescue (Latin name Festuca rubra subspecies)
- 40% – Slender Creeping Red Fescue (Latin name Festuca Rubra Litoralis)
- 20% - Brown Top Bent (Latin name Agrostis capillaris or A. castellana)
In addition we also do budget turf - Meadow Grass the cheaper alternative, and Perennial Ryegrass. This can be easily purchased at any big retailer store. Home base, Wicks, Jewson and Travis Perkins. etc.: .
Perennial ryegrass - Medium Quality seed
Perennial ryegrass (Latin name Lolium perenne) is a traditional turf, readily available and the turf is quite hard-wearing. Often it contains dwarf ryegrass that is very good at recovering from damage, caused by boots, shoes, paws or footballs. We give it an 8/10 for toughness. Almost all turf produced in the UK contains perennial ryegrass. Probably found in most seed mixtures, to provide a hard-wearing turf, which is relatively tolerant of drought and salt. Modern ryegrass are fine-leaved and the turf at the tennis courts at Wimbledon, consists mainly of ryegrass. Perennial ryegrass responds well to fertiliser,. And in order to look attractive in turf, it must have regular fertiliser applications. If it is not well fed, it will not flourish in the turfed area, after laying and may produce a turf surface with a clumpy appearance.
Meadow grass - budget quality
Meadow grass Annual meadow grass (Latin name Poa annua) is one of the most affordable and popular types of turf for gardens and lawns. This type of turf is usually found on agricultural grasslands. It comes with an assortment of grass species native to where lifted. Meadow grass turf has its advantages and disadvantages, which we will discuss below.
Meadow grass turf comes with a large range of grasses, including weed species. Hence, if you are looking to purchase a low-maintenance turf, meadow turf. First decide if it is the best choice for you. This turf will require the landscapers, to start engaging in a number of routines to control the weeds. Such as pulling, using herbicides, as well as fertilizing and mowing frequently.