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New Lawns

How to Create and Care For Them

creating a new lawnCreating a new lawn is a fairly simple process.

That said, before laying a new lawn you need to think about what you want from it.

Will it be a play area for the kids? A formal masterpiece? Somewhere to entertain? Or a combination of everything?

Knowing this will determine what type of grasses your lawn will be made up of and whether or not you’ll sow new grass seed or lay new turf.

Whichever type of lawn you want to create, this page features articles which make creating and caring for a new lawn as simple as possible.


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I’ve covered everything from preparing the soil for seed or turf, working out how much grass seed or turf you’ll need to create your lawn, step-by-step.

Whether you’re creating a play area for the kids or bowling green, the methods are very much the same. However, if you’re creating a bowling green, expect to take two, even three times as long, as you strive for perfection.

Either way, take your time and do the job right and you’ll have a beautiful lawn that’s easy to maintain.

If you rush and cut corners, your new lawn will be as healthy or look as good as it should.



how to sow grass seed

How to Sow Grass Seed Create a New Lawn, Step-by-Step

In this article, I'm going to show you, step-by-step, how to sow grass seed to create a new lawn. It's around 7 times cheaper to sow grass seed than it is to lay turf. That...
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Grass Seed Calculator: How Much Grass Seed Do I Need?

If you're sowing a new lawn from scratch or overseeding an existing lawn, as part of your lawn care regime, you've probably asked yourself, 'How Much Grass Seed Do I Need?' Well, my grass seed...
grass seed or turf

Grass Seed or Turf? Which is Best For Creating a New Lawn?

If you're planning on creating a new lawn, you have two choices. You can; Lay turf, or Sow new grass seed But which is best, grass seed or turf? In this article, we're going to take a...
how to prepare for laying turf

How to Prepare the Ground For Turf and Grass Seed, Step-by-Step

In this article, I'm going to show you, in 9 simple steps, how to prepare the ground for turf and grass seed. It doesn't matter if you're laying turf, or sowing grass seed, the ground...
turf calculator

How Much Turf Do I Need? Use Our Turf Calculator to Work it Out...

Use my turf calculator to figure out how many rolls of turf you need for your next project. One roll of turf is equal to 1m². I always recommend adding 5% to your order. There's nothing...
how to lay turf

How to Lay Turf to Create a Beautiful Lawn: Step-by-Step

In this article, I'm going to show you how to lay turf, step-by-step and care for your new lawn. While it's more expensive than sowing grass seed, laying turf is the quickest and easiest way...

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