The UK produces around 27,000 acres of turf every year. It’s an essential commodity for us all at times ..we look at the latest news in the turf world and the suppliers.
The Turfgrass Growers Association (TGA) has announced that Fineturf will host its 2013 Turf Show.
The biennial event will be held at the 135 acre turf farm run by Simon Hutton, at Carlton Scroop, Grantham, Lincolnshire, on Tuesday 9th July with a turf show dinner that evening at the nearby De Vere Belton Woods Hotel.
Focusing on all aspects of turf production, the show attracts growers from as far afield as Italy, Slovenia and Norway who visit to see demonstrations of the latest machinery and product innovations used in the growing and harvesting of quality cultivated turf.
Fineturf are one of the country’s leading sports pitch contractors offering the design, construction, renovation, preparation and maintenance of natural and artificial surfaces.
Regular contracts are completed on Golf Courses, Football Pitches, Bowling Greens and Cricket Wickets for a client base that includes professional sports clubs, non-league clubs, local community clubs, local authorities, schools, academies and civil engineering contractors.
In March 2010 Fineturf were awarded UKAS accreditation for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 and continue to hold this status. Health, Safety and Wellbeing are also paramount to the business and all employees hold CSCS Health & Safety Cards and CPCS Cards and all supervisors are IOSH Managing Safely trained.
Simon told The Landscaper, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to host next years Turfgrass Growers Show. We’ve supported the TGA throughout and hosted the show back in 2005. We’re looking forward to showcasing our great UK turf industry again in 2013.”
Tel: 01400 251605
Campey Turf Care Systems is one of Europe’s largest independent grounds care machinery suppliers. Over the years, Campeys have earned a reputation for offering practical advice and superb aftercare service.
The company acts as a new equipment dealer for some of the most respected grounds care machinery manufacturers including Dakota, Imants, Koro, Raycam, Vredo and Omarv.
The company also has a thriving used machinery business and a subsidiary company, Tines Direct, which supplies replacement tines, blades and replacement parts for a wide range of turf care.
Tel: +44 (0) 1260 224 568
Q Lawns is a division of Shrubhill Farms Limited, a large farming enterprise established in 1942. Q Lawns have been growing and marketing grass turf for many years and currently have some 1,000 acres under cultivation.
The farm is situation near Feltwell in Norfolk and is ideally located for national distribution.
Q Lawns turf is grown on premium grade, rich dark soil . This distinctive growing medium means that standard turf rolls weigh less than the equivalent sized sandy or clay-based turfs and are therefore easier to handle and quicker to lay.
Because the nutrient rich soil encourages vigorous root growth, Q Lawns turf is swift to establish and will very quickly create a beautiful and hardwearing lawn.
Included in the range
Classic Lawn Turf
Grown from specially selected seed on some of the finest soil in the Country, Q Lawn turf offers the best of all worlds. Hardwearing, with a deep green colour and a velvety texture, Q Lawn turf is grown to stringent quality standards and is perfect for family lawns, golf tees, croquet lawns, formal grassed areas and sports fields.
Grass turf – Tough garden turf
Q Grass turf is a truly robust lawn turf that offers excellent value for money. Use this tough, durable turfgrass to create a family lawn where children and dogs can play and relax. Q Grass turf is suitable for informal lawns, lower maintenance gardens, golf fairways, revetments,sportsfields and general landscaping. Learn More
Green – Greens Turf
Quality greens turf grown on natural sands. A fine texture and dense, closely mown sward to produce a perfect putting surface. Learn More
Turf Tiles with a high maximum load capacity. These reinforced interlocking come in square metre sections. They simply lock together.
EcoGrid turf tiles are the ideal ground reinforcement system for driveways and permanent and temporary pedestrian areas to produce a natural authentic walkway.
TEl 01842 828 266
Turfland Many years ago, Chris Watmore, and his wife, Janet. Together they formed a new company now known as “Tufland .
The company went from strength to strength, and in 1979 the search for even better pastures led to the North West of England and some of the most fertile land in the country, perfect for the purpose of producing top quality turf. The company was renamed and the Turfland brand was born.
In January 2010 Turfland was purchased by Harrowden Farms . The responsibility for the day to day management of Turfland remains in the hands of the original owners’ daughter and son in law Angela and David Mackay.
The range includes
Turf (StayGreen) – Low Maintenance
A versatile blend of fine bladed dwarf perennial rye, smooth stalked meadow grass and fescues blended together to provide a dense even sward. Lawna will root quickly once laid and provide an attractive, low maintenance, durable grass surface.. Learn More
Sportsman Turf – Budget
One of the original blends and having evolved over the last 30 years Sportsman is a robust blend of dwarf rye and fescues grown to provide a value for money, general landscaping turf. Learn More
Crown Green Turf – Ornamental
Crown Green is a blend of fescues and bent grasses producing an exceptionally fine turf. Learn More