We have vast experience in the levelling and laying of new lawns or turfing. Natural grass is a classic garden  component and to give a lawn the best start in life it is important to follow the stages below.

How to lay a new lawn

Below are the 5 main stages of establishing a new lawn, click on the circles for some more info about each stage.


If your lawn is brand new you may be importing new soil, in which case you can skip to the next stage. Cultivation is another word for digging. It is important to do this when the weather and the ground are dry.

Cultivation is normally done with a piece of machinery called a “rotavator” in a process called rotavating. Before this stage it is important to remove any existing lawn or plants from the area to avoid contamination or other problems with the new lawn. When the area is clear it is ready for stage 1. The rotavator drives up and down, thoroughly digging over the soil, breaking it down to a fine ’tilth’.

Frequently Asked Questions

The cost of a new lawn depends on the size of the area, the access to  the site, soil condition, and quality of lawn wanted. The cost can range from £5-£50 per square meter.

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