How Thick is a Roll of Garden Lawn Turf

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How thick is garden lawn turf? Generally, most rolls of fresh lawn turf come in rolls that are between 25-45mm thick. This can vary depending on the freshness of the turf itself as it does have a tendency to shrink during delivery. Artificial grass turf will typically come in thicker pile heights.

What’s the Perfect Lawn Turf Thickness?

We consider ourselves a premium turf supplier for Bedfordshire and the UK. Before laying a single turf roll you need to consider the soil and it’s depth. For a high quality turf, like the MAXIMA Trident range, you need to make sure that the soil is at least 1 1/4 inches to 1 1/2 inches in depth.

If you’re looking for a quality topsoil to support your grass, then our topsoil mix will provide the perfect blend.

In terms of what thickness you should be aiming for – it’s really down to preference. If you like your lawn to have a freshly cut look, then aiming for a pile height of between 25-30mm would be perfect.

However, if you want to give the impression of a thicker, more dense lawn then you might want to keep the pile height higher between 30-45mm. If you do want a natural, thick and dense lawn – our VALIDUS RTF turf is perfect.

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Benefits of a Lush and Thick Lawn

Great for the environment, prevention of soil erosion and improved air quality. Just a small handful of the benefits you can expect to experience as a result of a lush lawn. Let’s break this down a little further below:

  1. Great for the Environment – A lush, green lawn is great for the environment as it helps it stay cool and keep temperatures low. This works because the lawn is able to absorb the heat emitted by the sun and then looks to cool it down through evaporation. This is particularly good for buildings that contain A/C units that are surrounded by turf as it reduces the reliance on these products to keep temperatures down.
  2. Reduced Soil Erosion – A dense, compacted lawn usually prevents topsoils and lawn dressings from being washed away by rainwater and wind. As a result, this gives the grass a greater chance to establish proper root growth and grow to be much healthier as it’s able to take advantage of the great nutrients in the ground.
  3. Improved Air Quality – It’s common knowledge that the grass and new turf in our gardens absorbs carbon dioxide and converts this into oxygen through photosynthesis.

How Thick is Garden Turf

How Can I Improve the Thickness of My Lawn?

There are a few things you can do to improve the thickness of your lawn. We’ve listed them below for you:

  1. Proper aeration and overseeding using a high quality lawn seed and fertiliser.
  2. Making sure that the lawn turf rolls are maintained frequently and not left too high. Be sure not to mow your turf too soon after installation though. Read our guide on walking on fresh turf and how long you should wait.
  3. Make sure that you are watering your new lawn at the appropriate intervals, even more so if it’s freshly laid.
  4. If you’re just thinking about laying turf and want to know how to keep it lush and fresh after it’s been installed, then pay close attention to the soil and preparation. Use a high quality topsoil before your turf is delivered to ensure it is able to be installed on a good bed that promotes good soil contact and enhances the germination process.

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