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Lawn replacement and new lawns in Maidstone, Malling, Medway, Kent
Kent’s leading new lawn company, we can transform YOUR lawn.
New lawns and lawn seeding contractor Maidstone, Kent
Do yo need a new lawn at a lower cost than turfing?
With over 19 years of creating top quality new lawns from seed throughout Kent, you can trust us to create the lawn of your dreams.
Seeding is far more cost effective than laying turf, making it a great option for larger lawns and communal areas.
Based in Bearsted, Maidstone, we provide lawn levelling, lawn soil improvement and lawn seeding services in Aylesford, West Malling, Lenham, Harrietsham, Maidstone, Kings Hill and the surrounding areas.
We seed many new build lawns, giving you the opportunity to level and improve the soil before your new lawn is installed.
Unlike most landscaping and turfing companies, we can professionally care for your new lawn with our ongoing lawn treatment plans. These will keep lawns looking healthy and lush, so you can relax and enjoy your garden.
If your lawns are tired, uneven, bumpy or have drainage issues, please get in touch today to see how we can help.
Local Lawn Seeding Services
How do you make a new lawn from seed?
We put quality first and have a reputation as one of the very best lawn companies in Kent.
Every lawn is different in the required initial groundwork, and this is the important part to get right to ensure the long term quality of your new lawn.
We invest extensively in the very best specialist tools and machinery to enable us to get the ground and soil conditions perfect for grass seed establishment in pretty much any situation. Combined with our extensive knowledge and experience, top quality topsoil and grass seed blends, and sheer hard work, the end result will be a beautiful new lawn for you to admire and enjoy!
We can also apply a non-selective herbicide a couple of weeks before we sow your new lawn to tackle any present annual weeds or weed grasses.
Below is a step by step guide to a typical lawn seeding project:
1a - Remove existing turf
Our top of the range turf cutters will strip the old turf, weeds, moss and upper roots from your lawn surface. This is then cleared into your skip or compost pile.
1b - Stone burier
For small lawns where a skip wouldn't be a viable option, or lawns without existing grass, we often use our specialised stone burier machine. This will mill the ground, and special screening bars bury existing vegetation and small stones, leaving a fine tilth for the turf to root into.
2 - Till/ decompact the ground
A main cause of failing and mossy lawns is compaction. For fairly level lawns we will heavily aerate the area to relieve compaction without inverting the soil profile. When areas need a lot of levelling or contain large stones or debris, we will use our power box rake or pin bucket to prepare the ground.
3 - Topsoil
Most lawns (especially many new build lawns) will benefit from the addition of high quality topsoil to give your turf the best start. Using either an enriched BS3882:15 sandy loam or a finely screened virgin topsoil in most situations, we can also have bespoke topsoils blended for certain sites.
4 - Levelling and firming lawn area
Our specialist power box rake or hand rakes are use to prepare the surface. The box rake will help remove any air pockets and consolidate the soil without over-compacting, which can cause many ongoing problems in the long term. For smaller lawns we will heel in and rake the surface several times until the correct levels and firmness are attained.
5 - Pre-seed fertiliser
A professional grade pre-seed fertiliser will be applied to your lawn to promote healthy root growth and a rapid establishment of your new lawn. A balanced blend with a high phosphorus content to encourage rooting.
6 - Profesional lawn seed installation
Using our custom made ride on lawn seeder for larger lawns, we plant the seeds directly into the prepared soil for amazing soil contact and germination. The cast dimple rollers firm the ground and the calibrated seed dispenser ensures accurate, even seeding. For smaller lawns we will use a calibrated drop spreader, then work the seed into the soil with a drag mat, which also smooths the surface.
7 - Enjoy!
Your new lawn will need watering around twice a day for the next few weeks whilst the roots establish, then as and when needed. It should be ready for it's first mow after 3-4 weeks, using a sharp blade and a high setting. You can then relax, enjoy and watch your new lawn thickening and establishing!
Why Choose Us?
Looking After Your New Lawn
It is vitally important that your newly seeded lawn is watered regularly until established. This is normally at least twice daily for the first 3-4 weeks, then a couple of heavy waterings weekly as needed.
The surface MUST be kept moist at all times until the new grass root system has established.
The water needs to soak into the top 50-75mm of topsoil with each watering.
A fairly good guide in most situations is to put a clear cup on the lawn during watering. When the water level fills the cup to around 12-15mm, that area should have received enough water.
It is important to keep off the lawn as much as possible for the first couple of weeks, the watering will make the ground below the lawn quite soft and vulnerable to footprints.
Mowing can be undertaken once the turf is well rooted and you can’t lift any corners. This is usually after around 2-3 weeks. You should just take the very top of the grass off during the first mow, then gradually reduce cutting heights with each mow. The key is to not remove more than 1/3rd of the grass blade height in any one mow.
The eventual height of the grass should be 30-40mm, depending on grass species and season.
What Our Clients Say
With an emphasise on quality and service, we are the 5 Star rated Kent lawn company.
Questions & Answers
Below are some commonly asked questions, please don’t hesitate to call us to discuss your turfing requirements:
Why should I choose The Lawn Transformers for my new lawn?
Our entire team take huge pride in transforming old, tired lawns into a stunning feature of your garden.
Qualified and insured, with over 18 years experience, we are UKLCA members, Basis Lawn Assured, and The Amenity Standard accredited.
We can transform your lawn initially, and provide a full ongoing lawn care programme to keep it lush and healthy.
Putting quality at the forefront, we really do want to give you a lawn to be proud of.
What kind of grass seed do you use?
The beauty of creating your new lawn from seed is that we can select the most suitable grass cultivars for the lawn’s situation and intended use.
We only use grass seed from the most respected producers, including DLF and Barenbrug.
Is there a cheaper alternative to completely replacing my lawn?
Yes! Added to our lawn care programme, our lawn renovation services can bring tired lawns back to life at a lower cost thantotally replacing it.
If your lawn is bumpy, uneven or has thick sub-surface thatch, then starting from scratch will be a preferable option.
What are the next steps to getting my lawn installed?
- Measure the area of lawn that needs seeding (This can be done using Google Earth).
- Fill in our FREE online estimate form or call us on 01622 535767 for a free, no obligation estimate.
- If you are happy with our estimate, we will either visit your garden if a weed killer application is required, or book in a convenient start date.
- Once everything is agreed we will email you our Contract, and once agreed and initial payment has been received by us, we will reserve your start date and order materials.
- Our professional lawn team will arrive on the agreed start date (subject to weather) to prepare and seed your lawn.
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