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Is it ok to lay turf in February??

Posted by Sue Przyszlak, on
I am having some landscaping done on my garden and he wants to start in a couple of weeks, is it ok to lay Turf at this time of year?? and can you buy decent turf at this time of year??
Mark Leverton

Mark Leverton

Hi Sue Good time at the moment with all the rain but avoid laying in frosty conditions as it could damage the roots. If it's a larger amount you need then avoid the garden centres as they pretty much double the price per metre. Best get it down before the summer comes and we get a hosepipe ban ;) Hope this helps Mark Surrey Hills Landscaping
Dwayne Brown

Dwayne Brown

Hi. Yes it's fine to lay turf now and you can still get good quality turf this time of the year. Grass never stops growing it just slows down during the winter-time and as it retains a lot of moisture, it doesn't require as much watering as if you going to have it done in the summer. I hope this helps, Regards Dwayne Busby's Landscapes
Lee Talbot

Lee Talbot

I agree with the points made especially the issue of the lawn being uneven if the choosen provider levels whilst the soil is wet and therefore lumpy after rotivation. In so far as turf we use premium turf like RTF (Rhizomatous Tall Fescue) which is a new generation of turf that sends its roots much deeper into the soil and will withstand water logging and drought. With its deep roots, it is very suitable for London clay soils. With its capability for self repairing, it is ideal for areas of high usage.
Matthew  Eastwood

Matthew Eastwood

While the other answers are correct regarding the time of year, they have all over looked one important element. Preparation of the soil is not recommended while the ground is wet, during rotovation the soil will clump and become difficult to level, it may look ok initially but come the spring it will become very bumpy and generally uneven. Hope that helps.
philip desmond

philip desmond

Hello Sue, Yes you can lay turf in february, but not when the ground is frozen. With all the rain we have had it might make preparing the soil for laying difficult. Get a couple of prices for turf, be prepared to pay a higher price for good quality turf, and with some suppliers they offer several differant mixtures eg: drought tolerant, hard wearing or fine lawn. If the supplier is near to you then see if you can go and view a sample before buying. Regards, Phil
Derek Austin

Derek Austin

Yes agree with previous two. Also if you have a large amount to cover you may want two deliveries ; you may need to check with the supplier it's coming from the same place and cut exactly the same . Derek Austin livedog gardening and property services
Donald Gray

Donald Gray

Yes you can lay turf at this time of year best to buy straight from supplier . Turf can lie for a couple of days during preperation because the weather is cooler . The turf will lie dormant until the spring it won't do it any harm . Donald

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