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Should I Turf My Lawn or Buy Seed?

Should I buy turf or seed?

If your lawn isn’t looking great (or non-existant) you may ask yourself, “should I buy turf or seed?”

If you are faced with the choice between buying grass seed or turf here are the key things you need to know:


Grass seed is cheaper than turf


Turf will be an instant lawn look and ready to use in 3-6 weeks, whereas seed will take around 6-12 months to mature.


With seed you need to protect against birds who may eat it and cats who will use it as a lavatory. You also need to wait for seed to germinate and it can be uneven and slower at times of the year.  Also you need to choose the right seed mix for you. It may also germinate weeds!

Seed needs to be sown evenly (not the easiest of jobs )

Turf is perishable.  You need to ideally lay it as quickly as possible.  It requires some muscle and effort to lay (but is a great work out)!


Seed can be stored easily until the weather is right.  It’s very easy to sow, you don’t need to put too much effort into it and you don’t get as dirty!

Turf is easy to lay and your lawn will look great quickly and be usable in a few weeks.  You are not at risk from birds eating it or cats digging at the soil. You don’t have to choose the seed mix, we have done that already.


So what is your decision?  Should you buy turf or seed?

We hope this helps you and if we can help with your turf needs do have a look at the online calculator to see how much turf you need or call the office we are based near Harwich Essex, and deliver all over Essex and Suffolk.

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