Lawn Laying

Are you dreaming of a lush, green lawn but unsure how to achieve it? Have you considered the transformative impact of professional lawn laying? At Handy Guys, we specialise in turning your dream of a perfect lawn into reality. This guide walks you through the entire process of lawn laying, highlighting our expertise and commitment to creating stunning outdoor spaces for you.

Whether you’re looking for an instant makeover of your garden or need a functional space for family activities, our lawn laying solutions are tailored to meet your specific needs and preferences. Let’s explore the world of lawn laying and discover how Handy Guys can elevate your outdoor living experience.

What is Lawn Laying?

Lawn laying involves creating a new grassy area by installing pre-grown grass, also known as turf. This process is typically carried out from autumn to early spring in suitable weather conditions.

Lawn laying requires meticulous ground preparation, including removing existing turf, levelling the soil, and ensuring it’s free of weeds and debris. The turf is then laid out in strips, creating an instant lawn.

This method is preferred over seeding for its immediacy and uniformity. It’s essential to lay the turf within a short time after delivery to maintain its quality and ensure successful establishment.

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What Are the Benefits of Turf?

Turf offers an instant, uniform lawn, which is a significant advantage over the time-consuming and often uneven results of seeding. Ideal for families with pets or children, turf allows for a quickly usable lawn, often within a few weeks of laying. It’s particularly beneficial for those who require a neat and mature-looking lawn without the delays or wastage associated with seeding.

Although more expensive than seeds, turf provides an established lawn instantly, transforming outdoor spaces rapidly. Properly laid and maintained turf also contributes to a healthier garden ecosystem by preventing erosion and promoting a green, lush environment.

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Our Turf Laying Solutions

At Handy Guys, we specialise in transforming gardens and outdoor spaces with our professional turf laying solutions. Our expertise lies in creating lush, green lawns that offer immediate beauty and maturity to your property. Understanding the unique needs of each garden, we provide a range of turf laying services that cater to both residential and commercial spaces.

Our turf laying services are designed to deliver instant aesthetic appeal and long-lasting durability. We pride ourselves on using high-quality turf sourced from reputable suppliers who are renowned for reliability. This ensures that our turf meets stringent quality standards, providing a lush, dense lawn that is free from weeds and consistent in colour.

We recognise that a beautiful lawn is more than just the turf itself; it’s about the care and expertise that goes into laying it. That’s why our skilled team is committed to delivering excellence in every step of the turf laying process, from initial consultation to the final layout.

The Lawn Laying Process

Our lawn laying process at Handy Guys is meticulous and thorough, ensuring that your new lawn is set up for success from the start:

  • Ground Preparation: The foundation of a great lawn is in its preparation. Our team begins by removing any existing turf and thoroughly turning over the soil to a depth of 15cm. We then meticulously clear the area of stones, weeds, and debris to create a clean slate for your new lawn.
  • Levelling and Firming: Once the ground is prepared, we focus on creating a level surface. This involves careful raking to smooth out the area, followed by light treading to identify and level out any soft patches. We repeat this process until the entire area is firm and even, ensuring a solid base for the turf.
  • Measuring and Ordering: Accurate measurement is key to ensuring that we order the right amount of turf for your space. We use precise techniques to measure your lawn area, ensuring that we cover every square meter without excess or shortfall.
  • Laying the Turf: With the ground prepared, we begin laying the turf. Starting with the perimeter, we lay each strip of turf carefully, ensuring full contact with the soil and avoiding any stretching or overlapping. We follow a brickwork pattern, creating tight joints and a seamless finish.
  • Watering and Maintenance: After laying the turf, we provide comprehensive advice on watering and maintenance. We ensure that the newly laid turf is watered thoroughly, promoting quick rooting and establishment. Our team also advises on long-term care, including watering schedules, feeding, and mowing, to keep your lawn healthy and thriving.

At Handy Guys, we take pride in our attention to detail and commitment to customer satisfaction. Our turf laying solutions are designed to provide you with a beautiful, functional lawn that enhances your property and brings you joy for years to come.

How to Look After Your New Lawn

Caring for your new lawn is crucial for its long-term health and appearance. At Handy Guys, we guide you through each step to ensure your turf thrives.

Initially water your lawn thoroughly immediately after laying. This aids in root establishment and prevents the turf from drying out. During the first few weeks, especially in dry or windy conditions, regular watering is essential. However, avoid over-watering to prevent waterlogging.

Feeding your lawn is also key. Apply a balanced fertiliser every four to six weeks during the growing season, following the manufacturer’s recommendations. This ‘little but often’ approach keeps your lawn robust and vibrant.

When it comes to mowing, wait until the turf has rooted well, typically around two weeks after laying. Initially, set your mower to a high setting and gradually reduce the height over time. Regular mowing, removing no more than one-third of the grass height, encourages a thick, lush lawn.

Remember, consistent care is the secret to a beautiful, healthy lawn.

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Our Additional Services

Apart from our expert lawn laying services, Handy Guy offers a comprehensive range of home and garden maintenance solutions. Our services extend to landscaping, gardening, fencing, and patio work, all designed to enhance the beauty and functionality of your outdoor space.

Our skilled team also specialises in pressure washing and waste clearance, ensuring your property remains pristine and well-maintained. For those who love DIY projects but need a helping hand, we provide flatpack assembly and general building maintenance services.

At Handy Guy, we’re committed to being your go-to solution for all your home and garden needs, delivering quality, reliability, and satisfaction with every job.

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Why Choose Handy Guy for Lawn Laying Services?

At Handy Guy, we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality lawn laying services that transform your outdoor spaces into lush, green havens. Our commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction sets us apart in the field of lawn laying. Choosing Handy Guy means opting for a team that understands the nuances of creating the perfect lawn. We use only the best quality turf sourced from reputable suppliers, ensuring your lawn is lush, dense, and weed-free.

Our comprehensive services cover every aspect of lawn laying, from meticulous ground preparation to precise laying and dedicated aftercare. We recognise that each lawn is unique, and we tailor our approach to meet the specific needs of your space, whether it’s a cosy backyard or a sprawling commercial property. Our attention to detail and commitment to quality result in a lawn that not only enhances the beauty of your property but also contributes to a healthier environment.

Experienced Professionals

The team at Handy Guy is comprised of experienced professionals who bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every project. Our skilled staff are well-versed in all aspects of lawn laying, from the initial ground preparation to the final touches of turf laying. We stay updated with the latest techniques and best practices in turf laying, ensuring that our methods are both efficient and effective.

Our professionals are not just skilled workers; they are passionate about creating beautiful outdoor spaces. They understand the importance of a well-laid lawn and go the extra mile to ensure that every turf strip is perfectly placed and cared for. With Handy Guy, you’re not just getting a service; you’re gaining a team of dedicated experts committed to bringing your vision for a perfect lawn to life.


Rather than just take our word for the quality of our services, why not read what our past clients have had to say? We’ve received many positive reviews over the years, most of which can be read in full on our website. The comments here praise the professionalism of our staff and the quality of our services. Browsing through this feedback will give you a better idea of what to expect when you choose us for lawn laying services.

Contact Us!

If you’re ready to get started with the best team for lawn laying solutions, reach out to us at Handy Guys today! Our professionals will be more than happy to provide you with all the required information concerning our lawn laying options and other services.

To speak with one of our experts directly, call us now on 01202 237 894. Alternatively, complete our online contact form, and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.