How to choose a Turf supplier
After you’ve figured out what it is you actually want from your lawn and assessed all of the different properties of the different lawn systems out there, you may come to the conclusion that a natural grass turf system will fit your requirements the best. However along with choosing exactly what you want from your turf in terms of appearance and functionality, you will also have to go about finding a reputable supplier and if you are unable to complete it yourself, a contractor who can carry out the work. But what should you look for when it comes to the many providers out there?
Well, there are many different factors that make good turfing contractors, as well as assessing things like location and price you should also be asking other questions. However, if you’re unfamiliar with both the process of installing turf and what to look for in the kinds of turf available you run the risk of choosing an unsuitable contractor or supplier. Well hopefully we can help you with this article where we explore exactly what you should be looking for; we’ve compiled a few tips from some of the industries, top experts, to help you make the right choice, even for the first time.
Obviously, it goes without saying that a contractor who has previous experience in fitting turf is preferable however in ideal circumstances you will want to find a specialist turf laying company that has been established for more than 3 years. This is due to the prevalence of “overnighters” who occasionally visit different areas. Also if they have been established in your local area for a number of years it shows that they either get recommendations or repeat business to sustain their company. These are good signs that they are trustworthy. After all, what’s better than buying locally with people trusted in your community?
The other thing you will want to look at is how well-reviewed their care and examples of past work are. This will give you a clear indication of what their completed work looks like and also how happy their previous customers have been. Don’t just ask the company for references of their preferred customers, but also take the step of looking online for different reviews from varying sources. If they are extolled to have a good quality of work from more than one source you can generally trust that contractor.
It’s the supplier’s job to supply your contractor with the turf necessary to complete the task at hand and get it to them on time and of an acceptable quality. However, you should also look at things like how willing they are to help you find your perfect type of turf they are and what kind of selection they have. Obviously, you would expect a turf supplier to have enough variety of choice to find a turf that fits your needs at the right price but also the acumen to help you find the most affordable grass for your budget.
The Main variation between different “types” of turf is generally the species of grass that is used in making it and naturally different species of grass have very different properties, with some of them being very drought and cold resistant, but fast-growing and coarse to touch, like Kikuyu grass, whereas others are low maintenance, aesthetically pleasing and soft to the touch, like Buffalo lawn grass. Your turf supplier should be very open and honest about what he thinks is best for you, taking your needs into account and explaining their different recommendations to you. They shouldn’t be solely interested in pushing you towards one singular product as this can mean that it is less popular or they are overstocked with it.
Another thing to keep in mind is that some turf suppliers actually offer an installation service as well making it even easier to get your lawn looking great but be sure to ask for two separate quotations and what exactly that your money is paying for.
Thanks for taking the time to read this article, we hope you can walk away a little bit better informed and hopefully you can make the first steps to getting the lawn of your dreams.