Stunning wildflower turf laying in Maidstone, Malling and Medway, Kent.
We create stunning lawns, meadows, beds and borders from wildflower turf in Maidstone and surrounding areas, and are Kent’s Wildflower Turf Accredited Partner. Our installers have been trained in the correct ground preparation, laying and maintenance of wildflower turf.
Why have wildflowers in my garden?
Wildflower areas are important in attracting wildlife and important pollinators to your garden. An area of properly installed wildflower turf will give you a stunning floral display for a large part of the year, and is extremely low maintenance.
We find some of our clients like to have a formal, weed free lawn, and use wildflowers to offset the removal of flowering plants in the main lawn, whilst continuing to feed and attract bees and butterflies.
Growing best on low-fertility soil to out compete weeds and stronger grasses, wildflower turf is great for covering areas where normal grass would struggle without extensive soil improvements.
Is wildflower turf better than wildflower seeds?
We use specially grown, established wildflower turf to give the very best chance of establishment. Attempting to grow a wildflower area from seed usually fails as the seedlings are out competed by weeds and dominant grasses.
Our turf is grown on a soil-less system over sheeting, and arrives with a thick matt of roots that help smother out any competition. We can also offer a variety of flower blends to suit your requirements and tastes.
How do you lay wildflower turf?
As an accredited wildflower turf installation company, we pay particular attention to thorough preparation of the ground prior to laying the turf.
Typically we will use the following procedure:
- If you have existing weeds, grasses or vegetation in the areas to be turfed, we will apply a non-selective herbicide during our pre-turfing visit.
- The soil is tilled with a rotovator.
- The ground is then graded to required levels and firmed without over-compacting.
- High quality, wildflower turf is carefully laid and pressed into the surface for good root to soil contact, enabling a fast establishment of your new lawn.
How much does wildflower turfing cost?
We pride ourselves on providing our high quality wildflower turf installation in Kent at very competitive prices.
Our charges for creating a stunning, professionally installed wildflower lawn or border are slightly more than laying standard turf, and more successful than trying to grow your own with seed.
Please complete our FREE online estimate form to receive an initial guide price.
You’ll probably be surprised at how cost effective hiring a professional wildflower turf installer can be.
Owning all our own high quality equipment and machinery, along with our trade discounts, enables us to provide a very competitive rate.
Please note that we require straight, clear external access of at least 80cm wide with less than 3 steps from road to lawns to provide our services. All debris resulting from our works will either be loaded into a skip or compost bin if provided on site, or left neatly bagged for your disposal.
I'm interested in having wildflower turf installed, what do I do next?
- Measure the area of lawn that needs turfing.
- 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 visit your garden if 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 wildflower turf installation team will arrive on the agreed start date (subject to weather) and prepare the ground, then install your wildflower turf in the designated areas.
Looking after your new wildflower turf:
It is vitally important that your newly turfed lawn is watered regularly until established. This is normally daily for the first 2-3 weeks, then a couple of heavy waterings weekly as needed.
The water needs to soak through the turf, and into the top 50-75mm of topsoil with each watering. You can lift a corner of the turf to gauge this, then firm it back down.
A fairly good guide in most situations is to put a cup on the lawn during watering. When the water level fills the cup to around 12-15mm, that area should have received enough water. If gaps appear between the turfs, they start going grey/ silver, or browning, then it hasn’t 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 should be done in late Summer or early Autumn, cutting the area down to around 50mm. Using a line trimmer / strimmer or long reach hedge cutters to cut the stems, then leaving the foliage to dry out for a couple of weeks before collection, enables the flowers to drop and re-seed the area. It is important that all cuttings are collected before they break down and fertilise the soil.
Why choose us?
- Local, non-franchised, family run business
- Access to a far wider range of treatments as we are not tied to a franchise
- Bespoke lawn care tailored to the needs of YOUR lawn
- Experienced, trained lawn-care technicians qualified to minimum of NPTC PA1 & PA6
- Fully insured for the work we undertake
- We only use professional grade equipment and quality materials, many of our treatments are only available to licensed professionals
- We provide turfing, renovations and lawn treatments
- We love lawns and are passionate about giving our clients lawns they can be proud of
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