Many customers query the benefits of lawn turf v. grass seed. While our industry is turf, we like to cite the benefits and disadvantages of both, so our customers can make an informed decision. Here we’ll run through the many factors you’ll need to take into consideration. These include budget, management and practicality. Let’s begin with grass seed.
While the initial ground preparation for either option is the same, grass seed tends to appeal to green fingered enthusiasts who work on a budget. Preparing your garden for a new lawn demands leveling and clearing the ground before sewing the seed. While raking the area, you’ll need to remove rocks, plants and other debris as you go. You’ll then need to disperse the seed evenly across the designated area. Here’s a checklist:
- Easy dispersal
- Requires the same preparation as turf.
- Development takes months
- Demands more TLC to become established
- Best results are reserved for late summer/autumn.
Turf is ‘natures lawn’. It’s the hassle-free option for customers looking for a rapid and dramatic change in their gardens appearance. Of course, employing a turf contractor will ensure the heavy lifting is left to the professionals. A good turf contractor will also manage the nuance and development of your lawn. We often field enquiries weeks after laying turf. Learn more on our homepage.
- You’ll witness a dramatic transformation
- It’s more resilient to climatic extremes
- Significantly less likely to be infested with weeds.
- Turf is more expensive than seed
- Turf needs to be laid shortly after delivery
- Requires heavy lifting.
Turf isn’t for everybody; Some enjoy getting their hands dirty and take pride in developing their gardens on their own. However, this isn’t the primary concern for the majority of our customers. We take pride in the rapid transformation lawn turf offers a garden. Moreover, we never tire of witnessing our customers satisfaction.