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  • Horse Racing

    Bred for Strength

    Our Classic Sports Turf is cultivated to provide a surface that can withstand wear and tear of competitive

  • Bowling Green

    The Rolls of Rolls

    Our Masters Turf blends a combination of grasses that provide a smooth, versatile surface.

Four proven turf grades from INTURF

Classic Turf

Classic Turf

An extremely fine leaved but durable turfgrass blend creating a superb and versatile surface for most turfgrass applications including commercial landscapes, domestic lawns, golf courses, show gardens and tennis courts.

 

Classic Sports Turf

Classic Sports Turf

A very vigorous turfgrass blend. Ideal for winter sports fields and areas of extreme wear and tear such as football, rugby and natural grass thoroughfares and grass airfields.

This turfgrass is not matched to any other turf mixture for applications that require grip, great looks, disease tolerance and versatility.

 

Masters Turf

Masters Turf

A fine leaved turfgrass creating a superb and versatile surface for golf, bowling greens and ornamental landscapes.

 

Rhizomatous Tall Fescue

RTF Turf

A deep rooting turf which has been specifically bred to be more tolerant of both drought and flood. It is very tough and recovers well from the hardest pounding in gardens and landscapes, on projects where quick establishment is needed and little irrigation is possible, in areas that are prone to occasional flooding and in salty places such as coastal areas and roadside verges. Its deep roots mean it is quick to self repair after damage from a variety of causes.

 

More about Rhizomatous Tall Fescue

“Bad putting is due more to the effect the green has upon the player than it has upon the action of the ball”

Bobby Jones

Turf Grade Specifications

General Description

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An extremely fine leaved but durable turfgrass blend creating a superb and versatile surface for most turfgrass applications including commercial landscapes, domestic lawns, golf courses, show gardens and tennis courts. A very rigorous turfgrass blend. Ideal for winter sports fields and areas of extreme wear and tear such as football, rugby and natural grass thoroughfares and grass airfields. This turfgrass is not matched by any other turf mixture for applications that require grip, great looks, disease tolerance and versatility. A fine leaved turfgrass creating a superb and versatile surface for golf, bowling greens and ornamental landscapes.

A very vigorous turfgrass blend. Ideal for embankment areas, salt air applications, dry and poorly drained areas and also grass thoroughfares.

This turfgrass is not matched by any other turf mixture for applications that require really tough turf.

Characteristics

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Classic Turf gives super sward density and cleanness of cut, fast establishment with superior tensile strength combined with high drought and wear tolerance. Bargold has great shoot density and blends very effectively with the fescues in the mixture. Slender creeping red fescue has a good colour during the summer, autumn and early winter, it also has excellent salt tolerance and a rhizomatous growth habit. Strong creeping red fescue has better colour during late winter and spring. Combining these three species provides better colour for longer hence why these grasses are chosen together. Classic Sports which contains a high percentage of perennial ryegrass meets the demands of football, rugby and other high intensity sports where traction is required under foot. The cultivars of ryegrass we use in Classic Sports Turf have performed well in intensive wear trials at the Sports Turf Research Institute, Bingley. They ranked highly on live ground cover and visual merit during wear. The smooth stalked meadowgrass element of Classic Sports adds to the strength and density of this turfgrass. Masters 100% Fescue gives a dense, consistent sward, with the fineness of leaf expected of a high quality turfgrass. Slender creeping red fescue has a good colour during the summer, autumn and early winter. It also has excellent salt tolerance and a rhizomatous growth habit. Chewings fescue has better colour during late winter and spring. Combining the two subspecies provides better colour for longer hence why the two grasses are chosen together. RTF is a broader leaved turfgrass in appearance and is proven to reach rooting depths of up to 1.5 metres in trials at the Sports Turf Research Institute, Bingley. RTF Turf contains other tall fescue grasses which complement the rhizomatous growth habit of the RTF and a smooth stalked meadow grass. This element of RTF Turf adds to the strength and density of this turfgrass. RTF Turf has a low build up of thatch. The hard leaf of RTF Turf encourages the ball on surfaces to sit up, making it ideal for golf fairways and semiroughs. As a turfgrass its tensile strength holds it together and has excellent resistance to common turfgrass diseases such as red thread and fusarium patch.

Typical Seed Mixture

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45% Bargold - fine dwarf perennial ryegrass - lolium perenne

35% Viktorka - slender creeping red fescue - festuca rubra litoralis

20% Sergei - strong creeping red fescue - festuca rubra rubra

25% Bardorado - perennial ryegrass - lolium perenne

25% Barillion - perennial Ryegrass - lolium perenne

25% Miracle - smooth stalked meadowgrass - poa pratensis

25% Sergei - strong creeping red fescue - festuca rubra rubra 

25% Barcrown - slender creeping red fescue - festuca rubra litoralis

25% Viktorka - slender creeping red fescue - festuca rubra litoralis

25% Bargreen II - chewings fescue - festuca rubra commutate

25% Barswing - chewings fescue - festuca rubra commutate 

25% Labyrinth - RTF - festuca arundinacea

25% Barcesar - tall fescue - festuca arundinacea

40% Barlexas II - tall fescue - festuca arundinacea

10% Bartender - smooth stalked meadow grass - poa pratensis 

Mowing

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Bargold can be mown as low as 6mm with a well adjusted cylinder mower. But it can also be maintained at a height of up to 50mm should it be required. Rotary mowers are the best option for heights of cut above 20mm. The key to maintaining quality is to mow regularly, and never to take more than a quarter of the leaf off at any one time. The longer the grass, the better the turf can cope with adverse weather conditions. For example, the length of grass is directly proportional to the depth of rooting, which in turn provides better tolerance of drought conditions. This mixture can be mown as low as 15mm with a well adjusted cylinder mower. But it can also be maintained at a height of up to 80mm should it be required. Rotary mowers are the best option for heights of cut above 20mm. The key to maintaining quality is to mow regularly, and never to take more than a quarter of the leaf off at any one time. The longer the grass, the better the turf can cope with adverse weather conditions and high wear. For example, the length of grass is directly proportional to the depth of rooting, which in turn provides better tolerance of wear and tear conditions.  Fescues can be mown as low as 5mm with a well adjusted cylinder mower. For greens we recommend 5-8mm. For tees we recommend 10-12mm. In general, the longer the grass, the better the turf can cope with wear and tear. For bunker tops this turf is often left to grow without mowing to achieve a more natural festuca look.  This mixture is more at home left at 25mm with a well adjusted cylinder mower. But it can also be maintained at a height of up to 80mm should it be required. Rotary mowers are the best option for heights of cut above 20mm. The key to maintaining quality is to mow regularly, and never to take more than a quarter of the leaf off at any one time. The longer the grass, the better the turf can cope with adverse weather conditions and high wear. For example, the length of grass is directly proportional to the depth of rooting, which in turn provides better tolerance of wear and tear conditions. RTF Turf is slower growing than other turfgrasses. 

Nutrition

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Classic Turf can survive happily on low fertiliser regimes and usually requires a maximum of 150kg Nitrogen per ha per year. This can be provided by two applications of fertiliser - one in the spring and one in the autumn - April & September. Slow release and organic fertilisers are recommended. Classic Sports can survive happily on low fertiliser regimes and usually requires a maximum of 150kg Nitrogen per ha per year. This can be provided by two applications of fertiliser - one in the spring and one in the autumn - April & September. Slow release and organic fertilisers are recommended. 100% Fescue can survive happily on low fertiliser regimes and usually requires a maximum of 150kg Nitrogen per ha per year. This can be provided by two applications of fertiliser - one in the spring and one in the autumn - April & September. Slow release and organic fertilisers are recommended. RTF Turf can survive happily on low fertiliser regimes and usually requires a maximum of 125kg Nitrogen per ha per year. This can be provided by two applications of fertiliser - one in the spring and one in the autumn - April & September. Slow release and organic fertilisers are recommended.

Roll Sizes and Laying Services

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Standard 1m2 roll measuring 610mm (24”) by 1.64m (65”) Big roll 600mm (24”) wide Big roll 1.2m (48”) wide.

The free loan of a big roll trolley or tractor mounted frame is available, a deposit on each inner spool is refundable upon safe return. Alternatively, we can offer a well established and highly experienced installation service.

Standard 1m2 roll measuring 610mm (24”) by 1.64m (65”) Big roll 600mm (24”) wide Big roll 1.2m (48”) wide 40mm Thick cut Big Roll (sizes above).

The free loan of a big roll trolley or tractor mounted frame is available, a deposit on each inner spool is refundable upon safe return. Alternatively, we can offer a well established and highly experienced installation service.

Standard 1m2 roll measuring 610mm (24”) by 1.64m (65”) Big roll 600mm (24”) wide Big roll 1.2m (48”) wide.

The free loan of a big roll trolley or tractor mounted frame is available, a deposit on each inner spool is refundable upon safe return. Alternatively, we can offer a well established and highly experienced installation service.

Standard 1m2 roll measuring 610mm (24”) by 1.64m (65”) Big roll 600mm (24”) wide Big roll 1.2m (48”) wide 40mm Thick cut Big Roll (sizes above).

The free loan of a big roll trolley or tractor mounted frame is available, a deposit on each inner spool is refundable upon safe return. Alternatively, we can offer a well established and highly experienced installation service.

A hot weather warning 

We put so much effort into growing excellent turf, and our customers put so much into laying it, that the last thing we want is for people to lay turf that is doomed to fail.
 
So, if the daytime temperature is consistently over 20◦ and the humidity is high, the thousands of little grass plants in the turf roll (there could be up to 850 plants per square foot) will struggle to establish and flourish. It will be best to wait until things change to lay the turf, for example a fall in temperature is predicted or rain is promised. (Of course, established turf will bounce back from even prolonged periods of heat and drought and look as lovely as ever.)
 
Follow our advice and your new turf should do well and add real value to your garden or landscape. Ignore it, and all your hard work could be for nothing.