Below is a list of commonly asked questions to the staff at Cabarlah Park Turf along with our answer to those questions
If you do have any further questions then please feel free to contact us and one of our friendly staff members will be more then happy to assist with any further enquiries you may have.
How much turf will I need?
Now its time to work out how much turf you will need. To do this you will need to measure the length and width in metres and multiply them to give you how many square metres you will need. If you have an unusual shaped area you will need to work out each little section at a time and then tally them up at the end.
Here is an example of how to measure your lawn:
6m x 3m = 18m²
4m x 3m = 12m²
8m x 5m = 40m²
TOTAL = 70m²
NB. If a section of your proposed lawn is triangular shaped, calculating the area of the triangle can seem tricky. It’s actually simple – double your triangle to get a rectangle. Calculate the area of the rectangle, then halve the area of the rectangle to get the desired triangle area.
Area of square = 6m x 3m = 18m²
Area of triangle = 18m² ÷ 2 = 9m²
How do I prepare, lay & maintain my turf?
Prior to laying level the ground (laying turf is like carpet) use a rake to remove all lumps, rocks building debris… click here to read more
How much turf do I fit on a pallet?
The normal size pallet is 50m2 and the maximum amount of turf on a pallet is 60m2.
What is the weight of a pallet of turf?
We work on a pallet of turf being just under 1 tonne.
When is the best time of the year to lay turf?
Turf can be laid all year round. The best time to lay turf though is during winter when you get better root growth than in the summer months and there is less evaporation with watering.
Do we need to order turf and how much notice?
We cut to order because turf can only sit on a pallet for 24 hours. We need 2-3 days notice for deliveries and 1day for people wanting to pick turf up off the farm.
What size are the slabs of turf?
A slab of turf is 1200mm long and 400mm wide.
How much turf will I fit in a 6 x 4 trailer?
One pallet of turf (50m2) will fit in a 6×4 trailer weight just under 1 tonne.