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How thick is the turf cut?

 

Turf is made up of three components, soil, thatch and the sward.

  • The thatch or the fibrous part is between 5 and 15mm.
  • The soil on the back of the turf is between 5 and 15mm.
  • The sward or cutting height of the grass is generally no more than 35mm.

Preperation

When preparing an area for turf to ensure a level run off onto a patio or driveway you should allow for a turf thickness of 12 to 20mm