Lawn Care

How to Identify a Good Turf Supplier

Are you looking for the highest quality turf has to offer? It might be easier to find than you think – with experienced retailers who sell turf for all terrains and all purposes in the area, you might actually find yourself with quite a lot of choice in the matter. This takes away some of the pressure associated with having the buy what is right for your garden, as you will know that you can find something that is high quality, without having to shop around too much.

So how do you identify a retailer that is selling turf that is worthy of your garden, green or lawn? Here are some of the main things to look out for:

  • A variety of turf options. There are many different types of turf on the market, including Rhizomatous Tall Fescue, County Greens, wildflower and more. This gives you options depending on what you are going to do with the turf. For example, County Greens is specifically used for golf courses and large areas that need luxurious turf. Rhizomatous Tall Fescue is known as a particularly hardy kind of turf, that will grow well in many different kinds of conditions and scenarios. If you have a shady garden, it is reassuring to know that you can buy a type of turf that will still grow well.
  • The turf is looked after well. Ask your turf supplier about how they keep turf fresh once it has been harvested. It is always a good indication of quality if they are willing to invest in reliable machinery and products to help with the process – you know you will be getting turf that has been harvested in the most beneficial ways, and looked after during the process. One main issue is that turf can dry out quickly, so ask about whether it is chilled once harvested. Many reliable suppliers will have chillers, where they can keep the turf at an ambient temperature until it is ready to be laid. You then know that it will still be fresh when you come to buy it and take it away.
  • Turf is sourced from reliable and reputable sources. Look into the nurseries where the supplier gets their turf. You may not know straight away what all this means, but if you look into it a little, you should be able to find out whether it is one of the leading nurseries and whether the turf will have been well looked after during the process of growing.
  • Knowledgeable about turf products. It is always a good sign if the person you are buying from knows all about their products. Ask them questions and check whether they can answer them to a standard you are happy with. If they can, this is a very good sign of quality and you are much more likely to be working with someone who can supply what you need.