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Frequently Asked Questions

There is currently a hose pipe ban in place; won’t this mean I can’t water my lawn?

Thames Water and many other water companies have now changed their guidance on this. Newly laid turf should be watered in for the first 28 days to ensure that it is established and all joints between the rolls of turf are fully integrated. As a commercial enterprise we can pass over permission for you to water the turf on our behalf. Please note this guidance can change and you may need to check your own water provider for up to date advice. If you are in doubt please call one of the team who will be able to help.

My garden is tiny, can I still have it laid?

We undertake all scales of project, please call one of the team who can provide an indicative quotation over the phone.

How long should I water my turf for after having it laid?

The Turf Growers Association recommends that newly laid turf should only need watering for up to 28 days from being laid. By this time it will be sufficiently established and resilient to normal weather conditions.

My soil has lots of stones within it; can I get rid of these?

In most projects we undertake we will run a stone-raker over the ground on which we lay turf, sometimes depending on how many stones are within the soil we may have to run the stone-raker over the ground to ensure enough of the stones are removed. In particularly stony soil it may be appropriate to import topsoil as over time stones from deeper ground will find themselves to the surface.


Why do you rotavate the ground?

We rotavate every project to get the best results. Rotavating the ground will break down the soil allowing for ease of levelling and to provide a good sub soil structure for the turf, improving the finish of your project and adding years to the life of your lawn.


Can I lay a new lawn over my existing lawn?

No, laying new turf over an existing lawn would be likely to cause problems with the new grass forming its proper root structure. Whilst you may get a quicker result the longevity of your lawn will correlate to the preparation work done before your lawn is laid. We will always strip your existing lawn using specialist machinery and then go through several different processes to ensure that not only will your lawn look good immediately, it will continue to look good for years to come.


I am thinking of having irrigation installed into our lawn, will I have to have my lawn re-laid?

Having irrigation installed will mean you have several pipes dug into your garden and whilst it is possible to carefully remove turf and relay it is a better solution to embark on having a new lawn as part of you having an irrigation system installed. We partner with some irrigation specialists and can provide quotations for irrigation only or incorporated into your new lawn.


I am on a budget can I lay my own lawn?

Yes, however like anything for best results consult an expert. At New Lawn Company we have years of experience in all types of projects and quite often having your lawn laid by New Lawn Company isn’t as expensive as you think. Ring the team today for a free no hassle quotation on your project.


I have had a bad experience with other landscapers, how do I know I can trust New Lawn Company?

As with any industry there are “Cowboy” operators. At New Lawn Company we can provide references for previous work, we are fully insured and for smaller projects you don’t pay a penny until the project is complete. We also provide guarantees for certain types of projects.


What is the difference between cultivated turf and parkland (meadow) turf?

At New Lawn Company we only sell cultivated lawn turf, which means that is has been grown from seed specially for the purpose of producing lawns and sports turf. The grasses used are fine-leaved whereas Parkland (meadow) turf is grown by farmers for grazing their cattle and sheep. When the animals have finished with it, the farmers sell it for lawns. The grasses used are broad-leaved, fast growing, and can leave open spaces in the lawn.


How long can I leave the turf rolled up?

The best advice is to start laying your turf as soon as it arrives. This means getting all your preparation done well beforehand. The sooner you start laying, the better the results you will achieve. If you can't avoid a delay, then unroll the turf straightaway on a flat area and keep it damp until you can start laying.


Is the turf suitable for shady areas?

In general, grass grows better in full light than in shade. One thing you could do to help is to adjust the height of the mower so that the grass is longer in the shady area of the lawn. This gives the grass plant extra leaf with which to trap as much light as it can.

However, Rhizomatous Tall Fescue (RTF) has been specially developed to grow much better in the shade than anything else does. RTF also has a very deep root system, and because of this it has a high degree of drought resistance. This is important because shady areas are often very dry too.


What is the best time of the year to lay turf?

The beauty of turf is that it can be laid at any time of the year! However, there are one or two things to bear in mind. Whenever you lay turf, make sure that it stays damp until it has rooted into the soil below. This means that, during the summer, you will have to put extra care into watering your turf. Turf laid during the winter is not at such risk of drying out, but root growth is slower, and you may have to wait a little longer before you can use your new lawn.