Turf & Top Soil

  • Top Tips for Turf

    Top Tips for Turf

    Deliveries available for a small charge - call for details - kerb side only.

    Small quantities available for collection.

    Keep rolled turf wet by covering with damp sacks or carpet.

    Always water the newly laid turf within 15 minutes of laying it.

    Have the hose and sprinkler ready before you begin to turf; this will greatly increase the reaction time to water as soon as a big enough area is laid.

    Spring/summer turf must be unrolled out immediately and within 24 hours in 
    autumn/winter      

    The worst time to lay turf is when it's hot (85 F, 29 C) with a wind; the delicate turf roots are cooked at this temperature.

    Preparation

    You need a minimum soil depth of 100mm (4"), ideally 150mm (6"). The soil should be turned over, and free from surface stone, other debris and perennial weeds. Digging over or rotovating the existing soil is important to break up any compaction.

    Your new Medallion turf will grow best when your soil is well prepared to encourage deep, rapid rooting. Adding a Rolawn topsoil is an ideal way to enhance poor soil.

  • Now what?

    Now what?

    Laying the turf

    Start laying from one edge and work forward, laying a board over the first row to stand on. Move the board to the second row and so on. Stagger joints like brickwork and press each turf firmly against the preceding one. Allow an overhang round the edges of the lawn - this can be cut off if necessary once the lawn has established. Sweep the lawn thoroughly to remove any debris. Water thoroughly, preferably with a sprinkler.

    Care

    Never let the turf dry out as this will cause shrinkage. Leave at least 3-5 days before mowing, and then only with the blades 25mm high. Turf laid in autumn or early winter may not need mowing until spring, but can be mown in mild periods. If there is any shrinkage, fill the cracks with a mix of sand and peat or potting compost.

  • Rolawn Beds & Border Topsoil

    Rolawn Beds & Border Topsoil

    Rolawn Beds & Border Topsoil        1m3 bulk bag (1000 litres)*

    *Approximate volume when packed

    Rolawn Beds & Borders Topsoil is a fertile, organic rich, light and friable topsoil that contains a controlled release fertiliser and a water retentive polymer.

    The controlled release fertiliser provides balanced fertility to promote healthy establishment of shrubs, trees, plants and flowers. The water retentive cellulose polymer forms a water attractive film on the surface of the organic fibres in the soil; it holds water in and around the fibres until required by plants, when it is gradually released, resulting in reduced water consumption, improved growth rate and enhanced root development.  During times of low rainfall this will significantly improve the efficient use of water within a garden.

    Exceptional value - a bulk bag contains up to 50% more product than 1 tonne of ordinary topsoil.

    Bag Size: approx. 1m³
    Coverage: Up to 20m² at a depth of 50mm

    • Typically classed as a 'Sandy Loam'
    • Screened to 20mm
    • Peat free
    • Safe
    • Analysed to BS3882:2007
    • Contains a controlled release fertiliser
    • Contains a water retentive cellulose polymer
    • Light, friable and easy to use - even in wet conditions
    • Minimal stone content
    • Organic content typically 7%
    • £109.00 inc vat delivered locally 
  • Rolawn Medallion® Turf (1m² Rolls)

    Rolawn Medallion® Turf (1m² Rolls)

    Road side or kerbside delivery only.

    Medallion is specially cultivated to produce a turf with an outstanding, fine leafed appearance that is hard wearing, slow growing, easy to maintain and drought tolerant.

    • Ideal where high quality appearance, strength and low maintenance are important.
    • Looks outstanding on the day it is laid and with correct care and maintenance will keep its appearance for years to come.
    • 99.9% weed free, giving the lawn a low maintenance start.
    • Light, easy to lay and establishes itself rapidly, making it the first choice of professional landscapers.
    • Available throughout the year and can be laid at any time except in frosty weather.
    • Independently tested by the STRI.

    £3.99 inc VAT delivered locally  

  • Rolawn Landscaping Bark (approx 1m³ when packed)

    Rolawn Landscaping Bark (approx 1m³ when packed)

    Rolawn Landscaping Bark is a mid-dark brown, quality multi-purpose grade bark derived from forestry woodchip. It is a natural product and will enhance the appearance of your garden. Rolawn bark mulch will inhibit weed development, improve moisture retention and act as insulation for plant roots, reducing plant loss in cold weather.

    Exceptional value - 1 tote bag contains approximately 1000 litres when packed!

    • Type of bark: Mixed conifer.
    • Each bag covers up to 20m² at a depth of 50mm (2").
    • Free flowing, easy to barrow & rake out.
    • Sustainable.
    • Consistent appearance.
    • Particle size: 8-35mm.
    • Free of chemical contamination

    £109.00 inc vat delivered locally 

  • Rolawn Play Grade Bark Bag (approx 1m³ when packed)

    Rolawn Play Grade Bark Bag (approx 1m³ when packed)

    Rolawn Play Grade Bark is a quality, reddish brown, decorative, ornamental pine bark; which is ideal for use in children's play areas. It is tested to BSEN1177:1998 regarding impact absorption. Rolawn bark mulch will inhibit weed development, improve moisture retention and act as insulation for plant roots, reducing plant loss in cold weather.

    Exceptional value - 1 tote bag contains approximately 1000 litres when packed

    • Type of bark: Pine.
    • Each bag covers up to 20m² at a depth of 50mm (2") and up to 3.3m² at a depth of 300mm (12").
    • Free flowing, easy to barrow & rake out
    • Sustainable.
    • Consistent appearance.
    • Particle size: 5-35mm.
    • Free of chemical contamination.

    £140.00 inc vat delivered locally 

  • Blended Loam™ (approx 1m³ when packed)

    Blended Loam™ (approx 1m³ when packed)

    Rolawn Blended Loam® Topsoil

    Rolawn Blended Loam® Topsoil is a high quality, fertile, peat free, organic rich multi-purpose topsoil. It is produced using recycled topsoil derived from prime arable land mixed with a peat free soil conditioner. It is ideal for using in planting and landscaping where a quality outcome is essential.

    50% more product than 1 tonne of ordinary topsoil.

    Feature: Consistently fertile

    Specification

    • Typically classed as a 'Sandy Loam'
    • Contains soil conditioner
    • Screened to 20mm
    • Peat free
    • Safe
    • Analysed to BS3882:2007
    • pH is typically 7.3
    • Light, friable and easy to use - even in wet conditions
    • Minimal stone content
    • Organic content typically 9%

    Benefit: Successful quality outcome on planting schemes. Early establishment of Medallion turf and lawn seed, trees, shrubs and plants. Consistent growth

    Feature: Well supplied in Organic matter

    Benefit: Assists in moisture retention. No need to add further organic matter for most planting schemes in the first season.

    Feature: Minimal stone content

    Benefit: Excellant visiual appearance. No need to stone pick. Ideal to create a Medallion lawn .

    Ideal for: Bedding, Laying Medallion Premium Turf sowing lawn seed , Improving soil structure, Vegetable planting, Shrub and tree planting, Roof gardens, Raised planters and containers, Allotments, sowing plant seed.

    £109.00 inc VAT delivered locally 

  • Rolawn Vegetable & Fruit Topsoil

    Rolawn Vegetable & Fruit Topsoil

    Rolawn Vegetable  & Fruit Topsoil

    (1m³ Bulk Bag - 1,000 litres approx volume when packed)

    Rolawn Vegetable & Fruit Topsoil is a fertile, organic rich, light and friable topsoil. It is a consistent blend of topsoil derived from prime arable land and a consistent organic matter, which ensures consistent results. It does not contain manures which can be variable and in some instances, potentially harmful.

    A fertile, organic rich, friable topsoil ideal for growing vegetables & fruit. *Contains up to 50% more product than 1 tonne of ordinary topsoil     Coverage: Up to 20m² at a depth of 50mm

      Analysed to BS3882:2007

    • pH is typically 7.5
    • Light and friable - even in wet conditions
    • Minimal stone content
    • Organic content typically in excess of 10%
    • 1m3 bulk bag (1000 litres)*
    • *Approximate volume when packed

    £109.00 inc VAT delivered locally