When considering laying a new lawn it’s important to choose the right turf for the job, to get the best possible results. Turf can vary significantly in quality, depending upon the grower, the seed mix, and the price. Find out how to choose the right turf for the job with advice from Essex turf grower and supplier, Paynes Turf.

Never be tempted to choose the cheapest turf you can find as the mix would likely be of very poor quality, and you could be left lumbered with a lacklustre lawn that is tough and prone to weeds and disease. A reputable grower will provide information about the seed mix composition and recommend the most suitable applications for each particular type of turf.

Always choose a turf grower that has been accredited by turf growing institutes in the UK, including the TGA (Turf Growers Association), HTA (Horticultural Trades Association), and BALI (British Association of Landscape Industries), as these bodies strive to raise the standard of turf which is supplied to landscapers and homeowners alike.

Homeowners looking to lay a new lawn should opt for a high quality turf, such as our premium grade turf, which uses top STRI (Sports Turf Research Institute) cultivars, and is TGA approved. Premium grade turf is suitable for a number of applications including domestic lawns, parks and landscaped areas, making it a diverse quality product that is available widely throughout the UK.

For landscapers working on commercial projects, such as golf courses, sports pitches, public parks, and gardens where heavy footfall is expected, a harder wearing turf should be used – one that is quick to recover and offers excellent recovery qualities. Paynes’ pro sports turf is ideal for these applications and is also TGA approved and uses STRI cultivars.

Turf is available in conventional rolls of 1sqm or in big rolls of 20sqm, the latter more suitable when laying turf over large areas, such as sports pitches and parks. To order turf, please click here.