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Turfonline combines the expertise of three of the largest turf growers in the United Kingdom with well over 2,000 acres dedicated to turf production. Turfland Farms Ltd, based in Southport in the North West, Turfland-Stewarts Turf in Edinburgh, Scotland and Q Lawns based in Norfolk in the South East. The three companies now trade under the one name, Harrowden Turf.

The geographic spread of the our turf farms is key to enabling an efficient and nationwide delivery service and guarantees customers freshly harvested turf direct from the field to site.

The first of our triumvirate of turf producers, Turfland, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. The company started out as “Sussex Turf Suppliers”, in Hailsham, East Sussex to offer “instant lawns” at a time when the only turf available to buy in the UK was ‘sheep grazed pasture’ with the precarious grading system of ‘weedy’ or ‘not quite so weedy’. Chris and Janet Watmore took eight acres of prime land: sowed, fertilised and mowed to create a high quality turf and cultivated turf was inaugurated in the United Kingdom.

The company went from strength to strength, and in 1979 the search for better pastures led to the North West of England and some of the most fertile land in the whole country. Perfect for the production of top quality turf the move necessitated a name change and Turfland was born.

In early 2013 Edinburgh based Stewarts Turf joined Turfland Farms Ltd. combining the companies expertise and their product range. Stewarts Turf have been established within the turf industry since 1864, supplying Scotland’s greenskeepers, grounds­­men, landscapers and gardeners with the highest quality turf and turf related products.

Q Lawns is part of a large food production farm in Norfolk and sprang into life well over 20 years ago at a time when farmers were being encouraged to develop new crops and enterprises. The farm began life in 1949 when previously waterlogged land was drained by the War Ags and brought into production. In the 1980’s, as well as growing cereals, potatoes and sugar beet, the farm boasted three dairy farms and a pig unit. However, by the end of that decade, livestock farming had become unsustainable and the decision was made to diversify into turf production.

Colin Brown, Q Lawns Farm Director has been instrumental in re-structuring the business and the move from traditional vegetable based and livestock enterprises to turf. Q Lawns recently celebrated its 20th anniversary and in that time has embraced new and inspirational products such as hemp, Enviromat sedum matting and Meadow mat wild flower turf.


Products

Bark - Bulk Bag (0.72m³)

Bark - Bulk Bag (0.72m³)

For further information about Bark - Bulk Bag (0.72m³) please contact us.Good quality, free draining fertile soil is essential to a healthy lawn. Our ...

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Bulk Bag Bark Suppliers

Bulk Bag Bark Suppliers

Tidy up the borders and suppress those weeds - life is too short to waste time weeding the garden! Each bag should be adequate for a twenty square met...

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Bulk Bag Topsoil Suppliers

Bulk Bag Topsoil Suppliers

This soil is grade 1, only 2.5 percent of the country achieves this quality standard! Organic and highly fertile. As a rule of thumb, 1 bulk bag cov...

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Commercial Wheel Barrow

Commercial Wheel Barrow

This is a heavy duty wheelbarrow with a carrying capacity of up to 90 litres featuring a strong tubular frame and a pneumatic wheel for easy transport...

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Commercial Wheel Barrow (Black)

Commercial Wheel Barrow (Black)

For further information about Commercial Wheel Barrow (Black) please contact us."Use the right tool for the job" - common-sense advice that applies to...

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Corrugated Lawn Edging

Corrugated Lawn Edging

We can provide rot proof corrugated plastic lawn edging in 2 different sizes

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Cottage Garden Mix

Cottage Garden Mix

This is a mixture of 28 perennial and biannual plants (with a smattering of annual cornflowers) evocative of the look and feel of a traditional cottag...

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Cottage Garden Mix (1m²)

Cottage Garden Mix (1m²)

For further information about Cottage Garden Mix (1m²) please contact us.MeadowMat is a convenient, quick and easy way to establish a wildflower area ...

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Enriched Lawn Soil

Enriched Lawn Soil

This soil can be used to improve and enrich soils before sowing grass seed or laying turf. Fills in hollows and for patch repair. Helps keep an acid b...

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Enriched Lawn Soil (25ltrs)

Enriched Lawn Soil (25ltrs)

For further information about Enriched Lawn Soil (25ltrs) please contact us.Good quality, free draining fertile soil is essential to a healthy lawn. O...

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Garden Birds and Bees Mix

Garden Birds and Bees Mix

Formed from 43 species of British native wild flowers and grasses, all of them perennials, Meadowmat is the ideal way to bring wild flowers back into ...

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Garden Birds and Bees Mix (1m²)

Garden Birds and Bees Mix (1m²)

For further information about Garden Birds and Bees Mix (1m²) please contact us.MeadowMat is a convenient, quick and easy way to establish a wildflowe...

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Garden Lawn Fertilisers

Garden Lawn Fertilisers

Our pre-turfing fertiliser should be applied straight to the soil immediately before laying your new turf. This guarantees that the re-establishing ro...

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Garden Turf Suppliers

Garden Turf Suppliers

We can provide alternatives to traditional grass lawns. Check out our Enviromat Sedum Matting “no mow” lawn and MeadowMat wildflower turf.

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Green Lawn General Purpose Turf

Green Lawn General Purpose Turf

General purpose, value for money. Broader leaf texture. A blend of durable rye grasses with fescues to offer a hardwearing, dense sward. Grows better ...

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Green Roof Kit – Flat

Green Roof Kit – Flat

A living sedum roof on a flat roof that can be fitted in an afternoon. This kit will instantly enhance any sturdy building with a roof pitch of 3 degr...

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Green Roof Kit - Flat (1m²)

Green Roof Kit - Flat (1m²)

For further information about Green Roof Kit - Flat (1m²) please contact us.Enviromat is a low maintenance soft landscaping material consisting of hun...

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Green Roof Kit – Slope

Green Roof Kit – Slope

A green roof kit that can be fitted in a day and suitable for roofs with a slope of more than three degrees. This kit has everything you require to ma...

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Green Roof Kit - Slope (1m²)

Green Roof Kit - Slope (1m²)

For further information about Green Roof Kit - Slope (1m²) please contact us.Enviromat is a low maintenance soft landscaping material consisting of hu...

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High Quality Grass Seed Suppliers

High Quality Grass Seed Suppliers

As one of the biggest growers of turf in the country we demand high quality grass seed, gleaned of any weed seeds and with a high germination rate. If...

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High Quality Turf Suppliers

High Quality Turf Suppliers

Decades of research and listening to what our customers want has resulted in 4 unique turf blends that cover virtually all grass surface demands. From...

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Jubilee All Rounder Turf

Jubilee All Rounder Turf

This turf offers a medium fine texture. A blend of grasses developed to provide a turf ideal for most grass surface requirements. Grows well in dapple...

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Landscaping Rake (18E)

Landscaping Rake (18E)

For further information about Landscaping Rake (18E) please contact us."Use the right tool for the job" - common-sense advice that applies to a wide r...

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Lawn Disease Control

Lawn Disease Control

Bayer Garden Lawn Disease Control prevents and controls patches and discolouration in lawns caused by diseases. Each box has three sachets containing ...

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Lawn Disease Control (60sqm coverage)

Lawn Disease Control (60sqm coverage)

For further information about Lawn Disease Control (60sqm coverage) please contact us."Use the right tool for the job" - common-sense advice that appl...

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Lawn Edge (165mm x 10m)

Lawn Edge (165mm x 10m)

For further information about Lawn Edge (165mm x 10m) please contact us."Use the right tool for the job" - common-sense advice that applies to a wide ...

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Lawn Edge (90mm x 10m)

Lawn Edge (90mm x 10m)

For further information about Lawn Edge (90mm x 10m) please contact us."Use the right tool for the job" - common-sense advice that applies to a wide r...

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Meadowmat Low Fertility Soil

Meadowmat Low Fertility Soil

Wildflowers require soil which is poor in nutrients. Most garden soil is too rich for a successful wildflower meadow. This specially blended growing m...

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Meadowmat Low Fertility Soil (0.8m³)

Meadowmat Low Fertility Soil (0.8m³)

For further information about Meadowmat Low Fertility Soil (0.8m³) please contact us.Good quality, free draining fertile soil is essential to a health...

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Miracle-Gro Patch Magic Pouch 1.5kg

Miracle-Gro Patch Magic Pouch 1.5kg

Miracle-Gro's new Patch Magic is suitable for filling those bare patches in your lawn. Growing 50 percent thicker than ordinary grass seed and with ha...

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What Are The Benefits Of Wildflowers?

What Are The Benefits Of Wildflowers?

In the summer months, we all look forward to days in the garden – surrounded by freshly cut grass and an array of brightly coloured flowers. However, ...

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Summer Lawn Care Tips

Summer Lawn Care Tips

The Turfonline team share our summer lawn care tips to help you make the most of your lawn. Allow grass to grow a little longer to shade the soil Kee...

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When To Sow Grass Seed

When To Sow Grass Seed

Turf can be laid at any time of year but grass seed is a little fussier. Advice from the UK’s best known turf grower on when to sow grass seed. To es...

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How Do I Attract Butterflies And Bees To My Garden?

How Do I Attract Butterflies And Bees To My Garden?

An English summer doesn’t seem complete without the gently hum of bees and a flash of colour as a butterfly flutters by. The Turfonline team have some...

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How To Measure Your Garden For Turf

How To Measure Your Garden For Turf

First of all, congratulations if you have chosen to lay a new lawn from natural turfgrass. You’ve made a good choice. In this article we’re sharing so...

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How To Grow Groundcover Plants

How To Grow Groundcover Plants

Groundcover plants are an asset to any garden. Not only do they look beautiful, they protect the soil and help the environment. Here are some tips on ...

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April Lawn Care Tips

April Lawn Care Tips

Find out what lawn care jobs to do in April to ensure that your lawn looks good and performs well all year round. Spring has well and truly sprung an...

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When Is The Best Time To Create A Green Roof?

When Is The Best Time To Create A Green Roof?

Every season has its advantages and disadvantages. Find out when is the best time to create a green roof in the UK In this article we’re looking at t...

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How To Control Moss In Your Lawn

How To Control Moss In Your Lawn

Moss is one of the lawn lover’s biggest bugbears. Here are our top tips on how to control moss in your lawn. Moss is one of the lawn lover’s bigges...

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Do You Need Topsoil To Lay Turf?

Do You Need Topsoil To Lay Turf?

Do you need topsoil to lay turf? Grass plants need at least 15cm of good quality, well prepared topsoil to root into. Turfonline’s turf expert explain...

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How To Grow Wildflowers In The Shade?

How To Grow Wildflowers In The Shade?

Wondering what to grow beneath trees and shrubs in your garden? How about some wildflowers. This article has some useful hints on how to grow wildflow...

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Which Soil Is Best For Growing Flowers?

Which Soil Is Best For Growing Flowers?

Whether you are growing flowers in beds, borders or planters, using the right soil will give you better results. In this blog we look at which soil is...

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How To Choose Wildflower Turf?

How To Choose Wildflower Turf?

There are several types of Meadowmat wildflower turf available to landscapers and gardeners. But which one is right for you? In this article we help y...

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How To Care For Your Green Roof In Spring?

How To Care For Your Green Roof In Spring?

Spring is almost upon us and plants will soon be waking up. The plants on living green roofs will be hungry and in need of a little TLC. In this blog,...

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What Is The Best Spring Lawn Feed?

What Is The Best Spring Lawn Feed?

When your lawn wakes up from its winter sleep it will be hungry. Make sure you have plenty of spring lawn feed in stock so that you can give the best ...

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What Does A Wildflower Patch Cost?

What Does A Wildflower Patch Cost?

British wildflowers are on trend at the moment. They provide easy to care for colour and wildlife interest in gardens of all sizes. But what would it ...

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Green Roofs For Garden Buildings

Green Roofs For Garden Buildings

In this article, we’re taking a closer look at green roofs for garden buildings. What are green roofs? A green roof is a roof of a building that is ...

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What Are The Alternatives To A Grass Lawn?

What Are The Alternatives To A Grass Lawn?

A lovely natural grass lawn is a traditional feature in British Gardens but what if you want something different? We look at a couple of alternative l...

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Making Your Wildflower Turf Even More Interesting

Making Your Wildflower Turf Even More Interesting

Introducing Fran and her wildflower patch in Bury St Edmunds. We’re going to be working with Fran to explore ideas for making wildflower turf even mor...

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Christmas And New Year Turf Supplies

Christmas And New Year Turf Supplies

Get your turf orders in good time for the Christmas holidays. We’re going to be harvesting and delivering turf through most of December 2018 and Jan...

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Green Roof Construction

Green Roof Construction

The secret of successful green roof construction lies in understanding what plants need. This article explains more. Understanding green roof constr...

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