National landscaping company Continental Landscapes Ltd, the landscaping firm responsible for managing landscaped areas throughout Westminster, has recently installed Paynes Turfs’ Premium Grade Turf in Berkeley Square in Mayfair, one of London’s most exclusive and sought after locations. The project was part of an annual re-turfing of the square’s greensward, which is required to maintain its exceptional landscaping standards.Paynes’ turf installed at Berkeley Square in Westminster Paynes Turf

Found in the heart of the City of Westminster, Berkeley Square is a prestigious town square that features exquisitely turfed areas, sculptures, and beautiful shaded walkways. London Plane trees, thought to be among the oldest in the capital, surround the square. A desirable location for businesses, residents, tourists, and events – including the annual London Fashion Week event – Berkeley Square attracts a large number of visitors each year. As a result, annual re-turfing is a must.

Due to the prominence and popularity of the location, the quality, durability, and appearance of the turf laid at Berkeley Square is vitally important. With this in mind, Sheriff Amenity, a turfcare and amenity solutions company, selected Paynes Turf’s Premium Grade Turf due to its thick green sward, durability, and resilience.

“The turf we purchase has to be of exceptional quality, and for practical reasons it has to be able to tolerate shade. This is because the heavy canopy of London Plane trees in the Square covers the grass in dappled shade for most of the day. Paynes’ Premium Grade Turf is not only attractive, it also thrives in shaded areas due to the high content fescue in the seed mix (as opposed to ryegrass),” commented Christopher Turpie, Manager at Sheriff Amenity.

It’s not only Paynes’ turf that impressed Mr Turpie – the delivery service also exceeded expectations: “Paynes Turf delivered the turf at 6am on the day of installation. For central London that is almost unheard of. You simply can’t get a better and more reliable delivery service than that. It meant that the job was able to be completed on time,” he said.

“We’ve used turf from big growers before, but we’re really glad that we went with Paynes Turf for this job. We absolutely couldn’t fault Paynes Turf and will definitely be working with them again. We would recommend them to anyone wanting high quality turf with a delivery service that’s second to none,” he concluded.

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