We have been suppling lawn turf nationwide since 1987
We import sand based fescue bent and rye fescue, drought tolerant RTF turf ideal for golf links courses. In addition we grow our own range of lawn turf for sports pitch and home landscape market.
Turf Harvesting At Martyns
Cut to order:
Home grown turf comes in size 40cm wide x 137cm long x 0.63 thick.
Imported grass comes in size 60cm wide x 137cm long x 0.63 thick.
Max Pallet size 50 sqm.
We cut to order weather dependent
Please prepare your ground as if you were seeding
Lawn Turf Production
Martyn’s Grass Lawns choose only the lightest soil types available in the region, which are free from significant stone, debris and weed to enable the mature sod to successfully transplant and readily re-transplant.
Grass seed mixtures are sourced from the best breeders worldwide, each mixture being meticulously cleaned and blended. With the use of specialised equipment, we prepare and seed the ground to produce a sod of premium quality.
During a two-year growing period, Martyn’s continuous programme of spraying, mowing and vacuuming of clippings ensures the production of a top quality sod..
Lawn Turf Harvesting
Years of research have helped us to perfect the most efficient method of harvesting the sod. Available in: ¾ sq. yd. or 1 sq. yd. rolls and also available in the big roll system, which consists of 20 yd. rolls.
Martyn’s Grass Lawns have established that the best results are obtained from a thinly cut sod transplanted within 48 hours of harvesting and well watered in dry conditions.
Our Harvester is custom built into our tractors to guarantee a precision cut sod.
Our production facility is operational all year round, subject to weather. The sod is available for delivery within 24 hours of harvesting.
The sod is placed on pallets, loaded onto our trucks for delivery. When it arrives on site it is placed in the desired locations by our Mounty forklift.
The Mounty Forklift, with its extending arm, allows the driver to offload the sods even in the most difficult areas
Your Guide To Laying The Sod
If weeds and stones are a problem, these should be removed.
Cultivate the area, level and add soil if necessary. Consolidate the area by heeling (not rolling).
Rake over, obtaining a fine tilth to ensure contact between the soil and turves.
Moisten soil if dry. Roll out, butting the strips tightly together.
Never stretch the turves to meet. Lay a plank on the first row and work from the plank.
Stagger the second row and each row thereafter, creating a brickwork pattern.
Water until turves are wet. Tramp or lightly roll whilst still moist.
3. After Laying
Keep well watered during the first 2-week period. Then water as normal thereafter.
Light applications of fertiliser might be necessary in spring.
It is advisable not to mow turves until good root growth has established.
This normally takes 2 weeks in good growing conditions and it is preferable that initial cuts
should be at a sufficient height not to scalp the new lawn.
5. Grass Seed
Martyn’s Grass Lawns use only the specified varieties of grass seed recommended by STRI (Sports Turf Research Institute).
When the sod has reached perfect maturity it is then harvested by the most sophisticated equipment available.
To ensure the quality of our grass we carry out strict ongoing quality checks for weed and pest control.
This regular monitoring guarantees a mature and disease free sod at the point of sale.
Benefits of Using Martyn’s Lawns
- Golf Greens can be playable within weeks!
- Instant solution to grass replacement on sports grounds.
- Lawns can be laid overnight where children play.
- The Building Industry can benefit using Martyn’s Grass Lawns,as we can landscape any factory site or residental area in a matter of hours.
- The landscaper can achieve the desired look instantly and can lay the lawn to any shape or size required.
Benefits of Amenity and Sports Turf
- A well-prepared sports area offers safe cushioning, an even surface for sport, and the aesthetic value of an attractivegrass area.
- Excellent seed quality, closely sown, allows for good effective reduction of soil erosion by wind or water.
- Enhances air quality, benefiting the environment, by generating oxygen and absorbing pollutants from the air.