Preparing Your Garden for Turfing

Although we may be waving goodbye to our summer months and glorious weather, this doesn’t mean that we should stop taking care of our garden. If you’re unhappy with your garden and having to maintain it all year round, turfing could be the perfect solution for you. It has the power to make your garden look brand new and a lot more neat and tidy, all with half the amount of effort from your part required!

If done well, ie with the correct preparation beforehand, turfing could be the best decision you’ve ever made for your garden. It will remove pretty much all of your struggles with maintaining your grass and probably look a lot healthier, too.


Advantages of getting you garden turfed

Getting your garden turfed not only looks great, but it’s actually easier to maintain, too. This means that it requires a lot less work and care from you, and doesn’t tend to get as badly affected by things such as weather, as real grass would. For example, there is no mud. During the winter months our gardens can get very muddy and messy with all the rain, but if you have it turfed, you don’t have to be faced with this problem.

With turfing being artificial, you never have to mow the lawn, or go to any efforts to keep it in good condition. It simply requires very little or no hard work whatsoever. Furthermore, although we have quite a while to wait until our next summer, you’ll be glad of having the garden turfed when it comes around. Turfing works great for social aspects, or if you have children, as it’s perfect for games, sports and activities. So, you can enjoy these at your leisure without worrying about what state your grass will be left in!


So, how can you prepare your garden for turfing?

Firstly, you need to make sure the area is completely clear and stripped of everything. No plants, roots or anything to cause an uneven surface, just smooth and consistent soil ready to welcome the turf. This generally means raking and digging things up yourself to ensure that there is nothing left behind, and then smoothing the soil over too so that there are no bumps, or anything sticking out that could affect how well the turf is laid down.

We would recommend compost as a base for turfing, however soil can be prepared for the job too, as long as it’s not too lumpy or moist. You can buy products to condition the soil better if needed. Once you feel that the soil is ready, you need to start firming it down so that the whole surface is even and a suitable base for turfing.

Once this is at the right consistency, pre-turfing fertiliser is a huge help as the final step. This will ensure that the surface is loose enough and ready to go.


For more information about turfing or if you would like us to help you get your garden sorted out, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by calling 07770 575 030 or alternatively, you can send an email to and we will be more than happy to help.