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How we can help your garden with new turf

We transform outdoor spaces into lush green paradises with our expert turfing services. If you’re dreaming of a vibrant, healthy lawn that enhances the beauty of your property, you’ve come to the right place.

Turfing, also known as sodding, is the process of laying down pre-grown grass rolls to establish a new lawn or repair existing turf. It’s a quick and efficient way to achieve a beautiful lawn without the long wait associated with growing grass from seeds.

At Fangorn Landscapes, we understand that every lawn is unique, and we tailor our turfing solutions to meet your specific needs. Whether you’re looking to revitalise a tired lawn, create a brand-new outdoor space, or enhance the curb appeal of your property, our team of skilled landscapers is here to bring your vision to life.

From preparing the soil to carefully laying each roll of turf, we handle every step of the turfing process with precision and care. Our goal is not just to provide you with a stunning lawn but also to ensure its long-term health and vitality.

With our commitment to quality craftsmanship and attention to detail, you can trust us to deliver exceptional results that exceed your expectations. Say goodbye to patchy, uneven lawns and hello to a lush carpet of green that you can enjoy for years to come.

Ready to transform your outdoor space? Contact us today to learn more about our turfing services and schedule a consultation. Let’s work together to create the lawn of your dreams.

Based in Worcester Park, we service the areas of Kingston upon Thames, Sutton, Epsom, Wimbledon and nearby areas.

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Improving Drainage with New Grass in Heavy Clay Areas

In heavy clay soil areas, poor drainage can be a persistent problem, leading to waterlogging, erosion, and difficulty for plants to establish healthy root systems. Fortunately, installing new grass can significantly alleviate these drainage issues and transform your outdoor space into a more functional and attractive landscape.

1. Enhanced Soil Structure: Heavy clay soils have fine particles that tightly compact, creating dense, impermeable layers that restrict water infiltration and root penetration. By introducing new grass, the process of soil aeration occurs as roots penetrate the soil, creating channels that allow water to percolate more freely. Over time, this helps break up compacted soil and improves overall soil structure, enhancing drainage capabilities.

2. Root Development: The establishment of a new grass lawn encourages vigorous root growth, which further aids in soil loosening and water absorption. Grass roots act as natural conduits, absorbing excess moisture and reducing surface water runoff. Additionally, as roots grow deeper into the soil, they help stabilise the ground, preventing erosion and surface water pooling.

3. Surface Runoff Management: Bare soil in heavy clay areas is prone to erosion and surface water runoff during heavy rainfalls. New grass effectively mitigates these issues by providing a protective cover that intercepts raindrops, reduces surface flow velocity, and promotes infiltration into the soil. This helps to prevent soil erosion, minimises the risk of sediment runoff, and protects adjacent areas from water damage.

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4. Soil Amendment: Prior to laying new grass, soil preparation is essential, especially in heavy clay areas. Incorporating organic matter such as compost or topsoil into the soil helps improve drainage by increasing soil porosity and enhancing water retention capacity. This amendment provides a more favourable environment for grass roots to thrive and facilitates better water movement throughout the soil profile.

5. Sustainable Solution: Unlike hardscape alternatives such as concrete or paving, which contribute to water runoff and exacerbate drainage issues, new grass offers a sustainable solution that actively manages water on-site. Through the natural processes of evapotranspiration and infiltration, a healthy grass lawn helps regulate moisture levels, reduces the risk of flooding, and promotes a healthier ecosystem.

By addressing drainage issues with the installation of new grass, homeowners can enjoy not only a greener and more visually appealing landscape but also a more resilient and sustainable outdoor environment. If you’re struggling with drainage problems in heavy clay areas, consider investing in turfing services to transform your lawn into a functional and beautiful space that thrives year-round.

In Summary: Installing new grass in heavy clay areas offers a multifaceted solution to address drainage issues and revitalise outdoor spaces. Through promoting soil aeration, robust root growth, and effective surface runoff management, new grass helps break up compacted clay, absorb excess moisture, and prevent erosion. Pre-turfing soil amendment further enhances water retention capacity, creating an optimal environment for grass root development. Unlike impermeable hardscape alternatives, new grass actively manages water on-site, fostering a healthier ecosystem and reducing the risk of flooding. Overall, by leveraging these benefits, homeowners can create a greener, more resilient landscape that thrives year-round, even in challenging heavy clay soil conditions.

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Take a look at the video above to see the whole process of installing a porcelain driveway. We will take you through the stages of the dig out, sub-base preparation, laying and grouting.

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