Laying turf is the easiest way to create a new lawn, giving you a lush new lawn in just a few hours. Rolls of lawn turf cost just a few pounds each and usually comprise a mix of hard-wearing perennial rye grasses.
How to lay turf
The best time to lay turf is during spring or autumn, when rain will help the new grass establish roots in time for summer sun or winter frosts. Prepare the ground by removing weeds and raking it level, then lay the turf so it overlaps slightly. Water it well and keep watering every few days so it establishes well.
Watch Monty Don and Chris Beardshaw’s practical video guide to laying turf, above.
Follow our step-by-step guide to laying a lawn, below.
Got some spare lawn turf?
Got some lawn turf left over? Don’t waste it – find out what to do with spare turf in our Quick Tips video guide.