Seasonal Care

  • Why Autumn is just as good as Spring to Lay Turf

    Laying lawn turf in Autumn

    When many people plan to plant and install lawn turf, they’ll often think of the spring season. This is likely because when we think of Spring, the first things that come to mind are growth, new life and warmer weather.

    Therefore autumn, perhaps due to it conjuring up images of falling leaves, cooling temperatures and shorter days, is often overlooked as a time to lay a lawn. In this article we’ve outlined why Autumn is just as good a time as Spring to install a new lawn.

    The autumnal temperature is perfect
    Even though our Rolawn Medallion Turf can be installed all year round, there are of course times when the climate and weather is better suited to a quick and stress-free establishment. Due to the warmer summer months, newly laid turf needs a huge amount of watering during its first few weeks of life.

    The watering is required to aid against problems such as shrinkage and sod heating. In cooler weather these issues rarely occur. During winter months the lawn is likely to take a lot longer to establish due to the lower temperatures, whereas during autumn we can even see full establishment within 10 days.

    The ground preparation is far easier
    During the summer months our landscaping teams will have to put in huge amounts of effort in turning over and preparing sun baked earth, the same can be said for frozen ground during the winter. In the autumn the ground is normally soft without being over saturated and waterlogged.

    The lawn will require a lot less watering
    Following on from above, the cooler temperatures means newly laid turf is a lot less likely to dry out. In addition to this from mid-September onwards we begin to receive a begin to receive more rainfall.

    In many cases when installing in late September and October rainfall may be supplying all the water your lawn requires.

    You will have a beautiful and fully established lawn for Spring
    Rolawn Medallion Turf is incredibly quick rooting, even in colder weather it can still fully establish within 2 to 3 weeks. A lawn installed in early October will likely be established and ready to be cut within the first three weeks of its life.

    Due to the temperature dropping it will only require a handful of cuts before it goes into a dormant state throughout winter. This means that when we finally reach spring you will have a fully established healthy lawn that’s ready to be walked on and enjoyed. It’s important to bear in mind that as with an established lawn, it’s important to keep your lawn clear from leaves and debris throughout autumn and winter.

    Order your lawn turf this Autumn

    For further information and to order your fresh Rolawn Medallion Turf speak to one of our helpful sales staff on 01959 897 603 or order online.

    Lay Turf in Autumn

  • Getting the best from winter pruning while producing garden compost

    The keen gardener will want to take every opportunity that the sometimes harsh British winter seldom affords to keep their gardens well maintained. They will also be fully aware that there is always something to be done and winter can be a great time for essential pruning and for creating some fresh garden compost.
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  • Landscaping bark - One of your four secret gardening weapons this winter

    Winter gardening seems like something only a hardcore gardener would commit to. When most of us think of winter, stepping into an icy cold garden likely ranks far behind things like snuggling up with a hot chocolate in front of the fire! Neglecting winter maintenance though can wreak havoc on a garden, even a low maintenance one. Here are our top four winter weapons for your garden this winter.
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  • A guide to turf laying in the summertime

    A beautiful, emerald green, roll-on lawn turf can add instant kerb appeal to your home. However, laying a roll-on lawn in hot weather presents its own special set of challenges. Here are some helpful tips on how to ensure that your summer turf laying project is a success.
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  • How to stop the hot weather ruining your lawn

    Whilst there's a lot to love about the increasingly hot British summers, there's no denying that the baking sun can be a risk to your lawn. With that in mind, we've put together this guide on how to keep your lawn in tip-top condition when the sun's at its hottest.
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  • Turf laying in spring/summer: things to consider

    As temperatures begin to increase, prime turf laying season in the UK is now upon us. Of course, it can be tempting to rush into proceedings in order to get your garden ready for the summer, but before getting too hasty there are a number of things to consider, which we’ll take a look at below:
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  • Everything You Need to Know for Your Winter Gardening

     

    The sun has retreated from your garden, but that doesn’t mean that you have to. It’s tempting, in the winter, to halt your gardening and spend your time indoors, dreaming of the spring blooms you’ll be seeing soon. However, don’t hang up those gardening gloves just yet! The London Lawn Turf Company are here to let you know that there’s plenty of winter gardening tasks that can be done in order to get the very most out of your garden once the weather warms.

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  • Winter Garden Landscaping: Don't Neglect Your Garden This Season

     

    Autumn is a time when many gardeners are tempted to throw down their trowel and wait for the spring sun to draw them back into the garden again. However, you could be missing wonderful gardening opportunities. The London Lawn Turf spoke recently about the planting you can do in autumn, but there are plenty of other winter garden landscaping jobs you can do now that will help your garden through the colder seasons.

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  • What You Should Be Planting in Autumn

     

    With the turn of the season, garden parties begin to dwindle and your lawn gets coated in dark leaves and rain. You’d be forgiven for giving up on your garden through the autumn, waiting patiently for warmer months. However, autumn is actually an ideal time to be out amongst the hedgerows planting, as roots establish well at this time of year. At The London Lawn Turf Company, we’ve collected a little list of lovely plants to start planting in autumn.

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  • The Best Garden Lighting for Summer’s Evenings

    During the autumn and winter months, our main concern for garden lighting is often whether or not it keeps us and our guests warm during the evening. However, when it’s summertime and the weather has been wonderfully warm, we don’t need to worry so much about the chill in the air as it’s often a refreshing change. That doesn’t mean that we want our evening to be plunged into darkness, though. With that in mind, ignore winter’s chimineas and firepits and instead take a look at these aesthetically delightful lighting options to illuminate your summer nights.

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