What Is The Best Quality Turf?

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What do we mean by Best Quality Turf?

Talking to customers, everybody’s idea of best quality turf is slightly different. It’s all about how well the turf meets their expectations.

What makes the best quality turf?

Speaking from 20 years of experience, when it comes to buying turf, quality could mean any or all of the following criteria…..

  • Plush, velvety textured sward
  • Nice even colour with no patches or splodges
  • Something that can be mown really short like a bowls green or a golf green?
  • Dark green colour
  • Healthy grass
  • Really tough and hard wearing
  • Strong rolls that are easy to lay
  • Reaches a defined standard such as TGA standard
  • Easy to maintain
  • Or simply – “not too expensive and much nicer than what’s in the garden at the moment”

It’s all a matter of perspective and personal preference. We at TurfOnline recognise this, and therefore offer a range of turfs to suit your needs and desires.

At Turfonline we think that “best quality turf” is turf that meets as many of the criteria above as it possibly can.

Defining and Ensuring Turf Quality

All the turf on our farms is grown from specially blended seed stock. It’s then carefully matured and cultivated on strong, healthy soils.  Every couple of weeks, it’s tested to see how it complies with the TGA standard for turf.

Our turf options…

shade tolerant turf species rich meadowmat

Grading the turf available from Turfonline

Each of our turf grades are slightly different in quality – hence the difference in their prices.

Remember the list at the top of the page that talks about different aspects of turf quality?

There are 10 items on it.

  1. Velvety texture
  2. Even Colour
  3. Tolerates close mowing
  4. Dark green in colour
  5. Healthy grass
  6. Hardwearing
  7. Easy to handle
  8. TGA standard
  9. Easy maintenance
  10. Low cost and looks OK

If we were to score each of the Turfonline turf grades by that list, here’s what the score would be:

Jubilee Turf:

Best all rounder.  Hardwearing and makes a great family lawn.   9/10

Garden Lawn Turf:

Great price, hardwearing but doesn’t always reach TGA standard.   7/10  but still good value

Shadesman Turf:

Specialist turf for lower light levels.  Super strong and hardwearing but quite costly hence   8/10

Make your own quality shopping list

The turf comparison table on the home page of  www.turfonline.co.uk will help you to make your own turf quality shopping list – and see how each of the turf grades scores on it.

Need Help?

If you need any help deciding which turf is the best quality for you, why not phone our friendly staff for a chat?

The office is open from 7am – 5pm on weekdays and there’s always somebody who’s happy to help.

Further Reading

Types of turf and where to use them

Is it safe to order turf online?

Order best quality turf online

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