Field No.26 Turfing Soil
What is it?
Field No.26 is a high quality loam and soil improver blend specifically formulated for use when laying turf. It contains the highest loam content of all Field Compost topsoil products which limits settlement when compacted under a newly laid lawn.
What does it do?
Field No.26 is ideal for establishing new lawns either for bedding down turf or germinating grass seed. It contains a high loam content to limit settlement with just enough organic matter to naturally release nutrients and conserve moisture in the rootzone.
What are the benefits?
- Field No.26 is carefully blended and graded to less than 8mm ensuring that it is always a clean and consistent product.
- Field No.26 is blended using a high quality sandy loam that makes it robust, easy to handle and free draining.
- Field No.26 has a high loam content to limit settlement when used under newly laid turf.
- Field No.26 contains up to 7% organic matter that will help stimulate soil life and nutrient transfer to growing lawns.
- Field No.26 supplies plenty of potash which is nature’s answer to anti-freeze for plants.
How do you use it?
If you are looking to grow vegetables in a raised bed we would recommend our Field No.15 Vegetable Planting Topsoil. Or if you have specific requirements such as growing ericaceous plants or wild flowers let us know and we can blend a product accordingly.
Use Field No.26 to establish your new lawn. Download our Turf Installation and aftercare guide for more detailed guidance.
- Prepare and level the area where the new lawn will be situated to a depth approximately 50mm (2 inches) below the finished level. It is important to remove any weeds, roots, rocks or contrary material. Make sure that this sub base has adequate drainage and is compacted evenly to avoid settlement.
- It can be beneficial to cover the lawn sub base with a suitable geo-textile material at this stage as this will both improve soil stability and inhibit perennial weed growth.
- Install the Field No.26 Turfing Soil to a depth of 50mm (2 inches), then either rake or screed the soil level.
- Lay the turf or sow the grass seed (see Turf Installation and aftercare Guidance Sheet for more information)