To the average homeowner with little knowledge of the technical aspects of turf growing, choosing a suitable turf can be a daunting prospect. However, armed with a little turf know-how, selecting the right type of turf for the job can be made much more simple. Find out about the different types of turf and how turf is grown with advice from turf grower and supplier, Paynes Turf.

Types of turf

Watering our turf fields with water from our reservoir

Growing healthy turf

Our turf is grown on farms in Essex and Suffolk using carefully selected seeding programmes throughout the year to ensure a continuous supply of turf is available all year round for fast delivery. After drilling and seeding, we regularly mow, spray, feed, roll and irrigate our turf to maintain a healthy turf which is dark green, thick, and weed free. What’s more, we never harvest turf unless it is fully mature so that it’s always delivered as fresh as when it was harvested.

A great all-round turf

For a great all round do-it-all turf, our Premium Grade Turf fits the bill nicely. Our most popular turf, Premium Grade is so versatile you could lay it anywhere, from domestic back gardens to huge commercial projects and parks. It’s unique seed mixture – we use our own mix of Perennial Ryegrass, Slender Creeping Red Fescue, Strong Creeping Red Fescue, and Chewings Fescue – results in turf that’s durable, has a thick even texture, and looks great.

Strong turf for tough jobs

Some larger applications require the use of super hardwearing turf, such as football pitches, golf courses and playing fields, which are continuously used and abused. The big boy of turf durability, Pro Sports Turf, boasts excellent recovery qualities making it ideal for use on sports pitches. This tough turf also looks superb, is thick and even in texture, and is cultivated for good disease resistance.

Premium Grade and Pro Sports turf is available in easy to manage 1m2 rolls and also in big rolls of 20m2 for larger applications such as parks, golf courses and sports pitches.