With so many different types of turf available to buy online it can be hard to make a choice. In this article we’re looking at what makes the best garden turf.

The best garden turf is hardwearing enough to withstand the rigours of family life, yet healthy, beautiful and easy to care for.

When you are researching garden turf, look out for the following features that will set it aside from bowling green turf, stadium turf and other turf for specialist applications

small front garden in Norwich
A front lawn doesn’t need to be huge to offer a welcome. This newly turfed lawn in Norwich gives kerb appeal to a new home.

Tips for finding your best garden turf

  • Look for purpose grown cultivated turf
  • Find out what grass species are in the seedmix. Ideally, the best garden turf will be a blend of ryegrass, smooth stalked meadow grass and fescue grasses.
  • “Fine turf” with no ryegrass can be high maintenance. Unless you are an enthusiastic lawn lover, fine turf is not the best garden turf.
  • Check reviews – how have other people got on with a particular product or supplier?
  • Try to buy direct from the grower – your turf will be fresher
  • If you are buying from a retailer – be sure that your turf has been delivered that day. Old turf never makes good garden turf.

Buying the best garden turf online

Buying your garden turf online for delivery to your door is hassle free and simple – provided you order from the right company! Always read the reviews and take a good look around their website. Do they offer plenty of information about measuring your garden, preparing the soil, laying turf and caring for your new lawn? It’s always good to have a point of reference – especially if you’ve not laid turf before.

Between us, the Turfonline team have decades of experience of growing, delivering and laying turf. If you ever have any questions, you can use the chat facility on the website or make contact via social media, email or phone. We’re here to help.

Choosing the best garden turf

The best garden turf for you is one that suits your budget, your lawncare skills, the look and feel of your garden AND your lifestyle.

If you are unable to mow twice a week in spring and summer, choose a turf that will be happy with a more casual care regime (be aware though, that lawn care really does have a long-term effect on your lawn’s appearance. If the grass is stressed and loses condition it may take several weeks for it to return to its former glory)

There are three grades of garden turf currently available to order online from Turfonline

Jubilee Turf

Our most popular garden turf comes highly recommended by garden designers, professional landscapers, and home gardeners.

It’s particularly good looking but at the same time it’s hardwearing enough to cope with normal everyday use. Perfect for manicured gardens where the lawn sets off the aesthetic of the whole property.

With a sensible lawn care regime your established Jubilee Turf will look fantastic for many years to come.

turf field
This is a young crop of Jubilee grade turf on our production fields

Choose Jubilee Turf if you are proud of your garden and want it to look as good as possible as quickly as possible.

Garden Lawn Turf

Garden Lawn Turf will make a strong, healthy, hardwearing lawn. Once established it’s very easy to look after and will tolerate a fairly relaxed lawn care regime. Just remember to feed it regularly and never remove more than 1/3 of its length in any one cut. The better you are at lawn care, the better this turf will look over time.

This is our lowest price turf but in this case, low price certainly doesn’t mean poor quality.

best garden turf for a family lawn

Perfect for tough gardens where having fun is more important than looking immaculate. If you have energetic dogs, sporty kids or just love partying in the garden, Garden Lawn Turf is such good value for money that any signs of wear and tear just won’t matter.

Choose garden lawn turf if you want instant groundcover AND superb value for money.

Species Rich Turf

New for 2019. Species rich turf is a blend of several low growing plant species designed for low maintenance and pollinator friendly gardens. It’s durable enough for kids play and as pretty as a picture.

Choose species rich turf if you only want to mow your lawn a couple of times a month and/or you want to do your bit to boost biodiversity.

More about species rich turf

Artificial Turf

Our guest blogger weighs up the pro’s and cons of choosing artificial turf 

Ready to compare turf prices?

Our project builder helps you to compare and contrast each of our turf grades and find out how much each one will cost at today’s prices.

Visit the project builder 

Alternatively, if you would like to discuss the best garden turf for your project with a real person. Contact the Turfonline team. We’re here to help   https://www.turfonline.co.uk/contact-us/

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