What are my options?

A new lawn can be a costly investment. But, did you know that there are several different methods available to creating a new lawn? Choosing the right method is important to help you achieve a lawn that doesn’t deteriorate quickly. To help you decide what the best option is for you, we’ve outlined some of the main advantages and disadvantages of the different methods available.

Lay a new lawn using farmed turf

Farmed turf is grown in a field. Once mature, the farmer uses a machine to lift the turf up in pieces called ‘sods.’ These sods range in dimension, but are usually 1 sqm. 

Laying new turf is the quickest method of creating a new lawn, but can also be the most expensive and present the most problems. The first problem is not being able to choose the seed type. It is important to use a suitable grass seed type for the environment within which the lawn will be growing. It is common to find that a new lawn looks great when it is first laid, but if not cared for properly, deteriorates quickly.

Green Man Lawn Care do not offer a turf-laying service.

For information on how to care for your newly turfed lawn, click here.

Renovating an old lawn

Renovation is the most cost-effective method and, in many cases, can also be the most worthwhile. Renovation uses the original soil bed as a base. Following some preparation, additional soil and seed is applied. One main advantage is that we can apply a seed that is suitable for the growing environment. Renovation takes longer to mature than using farmed turf.

For information on the Green Man Lawn Care’s renovation services, click here.

For information on how to care for your newly renovated lawn, click here.

Sowing a new lawn

A new, sowed lawn takes the longest amount of time to mature, but is the only other alternative to using farmed turf. However, sowing usually costs less and includes the option of applying a more suitable seed for the growing environment.

For information on our New Lawn Programme, click here.

For information on how to care for your newly sown lawn, click here.