We at Cardiff Groundcare take pride in the fact that after supplying and laying turf for over 25 years we have never had a complaint with the quality of our turf and workmanship.
For many years we focused on the domestic market in South Wales however In 1993 we ventured into the commercial side of landscaping and since that time our reputation has gone from strength to strength.
We supply turf nationwide and it is delivered on pallets.
We also provide a laying service in west, south, east and mid Wales as well as Bristol and Gloucester.
We are happy to discuss any area not listed.
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Cardiff Groundcare Mission Statement:
“Our Grower is Committed to the Production and Distribution of High Quality Lawn Turf in Order to Maximise Customer Satisfaction.”
We only associate ourselves with a national grower who takes pride in the fact they are a member of the Turf Growers Association which was formed in 1995.
The TGA is made up of 30 members who in turn are responsible for producing approximately 70% of turf grown in the UK. Our turf grower being a member of the TGA undertook visits from the TGA council and has been vetted by their Governing Body, as have all other members.
The Turf Growers Association provides ongoing knowledge about the industry. Below we have listed some examples how members benefit from membership with the TGA:
- Providing the opportunity to work more closely with the other UK turf growers.
- Being able to share knowledge with other members with regards to opportunities that may be best suited for us to take advantage of.
- The ability to source and import turf from other growers, enabling us to extend our product range and at the same time increasing our capacity.
- Up-to-date information on UK market turf production.
- Information provided by the TGA’s research and development projects.
In order for our grower to take advantage of these benefits the following events are regularly arranged for the benefit of all TGA members.
- Regular group meetings and discussions.
- Visits to Suppliers.
- Meetings providing Technical data and support.
- Field days arranged by the TGA to view the latest innovation and techniques for growing, harvesting, transporting, laying and maintaining cultivated turf.
For More Information see this link:
Turfgrass Growers Association
The Production Process
The key to our 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.
Our growers select their seeds from specialist seed houses using rating tables and intensive field trials conducted by the Sports Turf Research Institute. A typical seed mixture contains:
20% Perennial Dwarf Rye
25% Strong Creeping Red Fescue
25% Slender Creeping Red Fescue
20% Chewing Fescue
10% Brown Top Bent
Each variety selection is based on:
Disease and Wear Resistance
Once the seed has germinated we take great care to ensure our customers get the best quality Turf. Fields are continually monitored for nutrient availability as well as leaf tested to ensure the turf is getting all the nutrients it needs.
The first mow occurs 3-4 weeks after germination using our rotary mowers, it is brought down gradually in height so that the seedling does 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 and it is not uncommon to mow Easylawn turf 120 times in the 12-15 month production period that it takes to get Easylawn 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.
Weed control and monitoring are undertaken throughout the production process ensuring that only what we planted continues to grow. A close eye is kept on pests and diseases, treatment is undertaken where necessary prior to harvesting to make certain that no potential problems are passed on to our customers.
Prior to harvesting each field is assessed to ensure it is in peak condition to harvest. A pre-harvest fertiliser is applied so that the turf has all the nutrients it requires during the establishment process. Once an order has been taken the turf is cut into one metre square rolls by our specialist turf harvesting machinery. Each order is cut individually to order, this guarantees that every roll of turf delivered is fresh. Each order is checked three times prior to despatch to ensure that it is to the complete satisfaction of the customer.
Our growers have an extensive distribution fleet ranging from transit vans up to articulated lorries enabling us to satisfy all our customer requirements. In addition we also use specialist transport firms enabling complete UK coverage and flexibility. All our turf is delivered within 24 hours of cutting.