The key to Easylawn’s success in producing high-quality lawn turf is the way we select and prepare our fields for planting. Fields must have access to water for irrigation, be level and of a suitable size and soil type. It is essential to provide a level and fine tilth into which to plant our grass seeds, often requiring six or seven operations before finally using our specialist stone and clod burying machinery to create an ideal grass seed planting medium.
The first mow occurs 3-4 weeks after germination using our rotary mowers, it is brought down gradually in height so that the seedlings do not become too stressed. Once the turf has been brought down in height, regular mowing with cylinder mowers can begin. Grass clippings are removed regularly using specialist grass vacuums. This restricts the build up of unsightly thatch and encourages the turf to thicken from the base. Mowing takes place as and when it is needed, this can be up to four times a week in peak growing periods. It is not uncommon to mow Easylawn turf 120 times in the 12-15 month production period that it takes to get the turf in optimum condition.
Irrigation has become an important role in the production process not only does it enable us to maximise the Summer growing period but it also makes sure the turf is moist prior to cutting, helping it to reach the customer in the best possible condition.