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Where best to buy turf?

dllive
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Hi

Im looking for 70 sq metres of turf. Im not looking for Wimbledon quality, but I dont want meadow turf. Just a standard turf will do.
Ive looked at a few local places and theyre about £3.50 per sq m. Does anyone have any experience of buying turf online or know the cheapest place to buy turf? As I say, Im not looking for Wimbledon quality.
Thanks


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  • xxxxxxxx
    xxxxxxxx Posts: 425 Forumite
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    edited 25 August 2020 at 1:35PM
    Dunno mate, my neighbour though re turfed and he did not clear the land properly. Now 1 year later he has it full of weeds again. I've seen turf for sale at B&Q warehouse but unless you get it as soon as it is in stock I would not bother because they let it dry out.  best to order from a turf supplier I would say. 

    My advice, cover with black plastic for 1 or 2 years,  remove black plastic, till your soil, cover it with clear plastic to allow all seeds to germinate,  regularly de-weed with a hoe and water, and cover again with the clear plastic.   Finally lay your new turf when you are satisfied there are no more weeds.  
  • I have had the same issue. I have looked at the B&Q stuff instore and it looks like its been in a car crash! dry and ripped. 
    I have been looking at the online suppliers some say they deliver the next day or even the same day after turf turf is cut. Where as the DIY stores seem to have pallet loads that they spray down with water each day to keep it alive. Im not saying thats the worst thig but its got to be better cut and delivered the same day. Ive been looking a rowlawn  although they seem a bit expensive way above the £3.50 you mentioned upwards of £6! The only other that seems a good product and a good price is buckley lanscape turf , they work out around the £3.50 mark when you include the delivery, they also give tiered discounts on quantity.

    This is the link
  • Nobbie1967
    Nobbie1967 Posts: 1,472 Forumite
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    £3.50/m is a decent price and being local means a good chance of the turf being fresh. Suspect the online places will just subcontract to local suppliers anyway who are unlikely to prioritise quality for turf supplied under someone else’s name.
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