To be compared with establishing lawns by seed (see 6.1) to include ideal months to carry out task, time required for establishment, immediate impact, evenness of initial growth, sustainability, customising of species in mix. Costs (either in purchase or labour these must be qualified, i.e. x£s per kilo or labour hours x square metres).


Laying turf (Autumn and Spring): Benefits: Rapid creation; Easier to achieve neat edge to paths; No problems with birds / cats. Limitations: More expensive; Needs good quality turf, limited selection of mixes; Varies in thickness; Needs good surface preparation; Suffers in dry weather and shrinks; Limited storage.

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