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By J WHITE 19 Dec, 2016

CLOSING DATE: 10TH JANUARY 2017

A position has become available in the Ashburton area, working for a friendly, busy family run business, in Turf and Topsoil.

A full HGV/CPC licence is required as will be driving/delivering throughout Devon and Cornwall, other duties to be carried out on a daily basis such as tractor driving/field work, in house training will be provided.

Candidates must be flexible; the hours required are 39 hours per week plus o/t if required.

Good rates of pay (rates to be discussed), other benefits included.

Please reply via email ( info@fine-turf-devon.co.uk ) or telephone (01364 652538) or by post (Fine Turf (Devon) Ltd, Lower Waye Farm, Alston Cross, Ashburton, Devon, TQ13 7ET

By J WHITE 21 Jun, 2016

Although turf can be laid at any time of the year, some periods are better than others. As a general rule of thumb, we say that if you are able to prepare the ground, then we are able to supply turf. However, as responsible turf producers, we feel it necessary to point out some of the pitfalls to laying turf in hot, dry conditions.

 

The ground needs to be completely prepared beforehand, so that the turf can be laid straight away. During very hot dry period, we lift our turf on the morning of delivery, so it will arrive with you as fresh as possible.

 

If the ground is very dry, it is good idea to water before putting the turf down. Newly laid turf must be absolutely saturated initially, and then kept damp for 2-4 weeks until the lawn is well established. In the absence of any significant rainfall, this means constant watering for the first week, and then daily every morning and evening. In the UK, a drought is defined as 15 consecutive days on none of which is there more than 0.2 mm of rain. However, it does not need to be an absolute drought for our lawns to suffer. It is very easy to underestimate the amount of water required, but it is worth remembering that during hot, dry spells, our gardens can be dry up to six inches, and it can take an hour for water to soak down just one inch – that really is a lot of water! Sprinkler systems are good, but they do not cover the entire lawn. In particular, pay attention to the roll edges which will dry out first.

 

We want you to be happy with your lawn, and if you are unable to keep it watered, it may be best to just enjoy the sunshine and wait for a break in the weather before laying turf. Fine Turf (Devon) Ltd will still be here, and we will be more than happy to supply you with our quality Devon turf when conditions are more favourable.

 

Please note, our usual guarantee does not apply where turf is laid against our recommendation.

 

01364 652538                                         www.fine-turf-devon.co.uk

 

Email:info@fine-turf-devon.co.uk

By J WHITE 19 Dec, 2016

CLOSING DATE: 10TH JANUARY 2017

A position has become available in the Ashburton area, working for a friendly, busy family run business, in Turf and Topsoil.

A full HGV/CPC licence is required as will be driving/delivering throughout Devon and Cornwall, other duties to be carried out on a daily basis such as tractor driving/field work, in house training will be provided.

Candidates must be flexible; the hours required are 39 hours per week plus o/t if required.

Good rates of pay (rates to be discussed), other benefits included.

Please reply via email ( info@fine-turf-devon.co.uk ) or telephone (01364 652538) or by post (Fine Turf (Devon) Ltd, Lower Waye Farm, Alston Cross, Ashburton, Devon, TQ13 7ET

By J WHITE 21 Jun, 2016

Although turf can be laid at any time of the year, some periods are better than others. As a general rule of thumb, we say that if you are able to prepare the ground, then we are able to supply turf. However, as responsible turf producers, we feel it necessary to point out some of the pitfalls to laying turf in hot, dry conditions.

 

The ground needs to be completely prepared beforehand, so that the turf can be laid straight away. During very hot dry period, we lift our turf on the morning of delivery, so it will arrive with you as fresh as possible.

 

If the ground is very dry, it is good idea to water before putting the turf down. Newly laid turf must be absolutely saturated initially, and then kept damp for 2-4 weeks until the lawn is well established. In the absence of any significant rainfall, this means constant watering for the first week, and then daily every morning and evening. In the UK, a drought is defined as 15 consecutive days on none of which is there more than 0.2 mm of rain. However, it does not need to be an absolute drought for our lawns to suffer. It is very easy to underestimate the amount of water required, but it is worth remembering that during hot, dry spells, our gardens can be dry up to six inches, and it can take an hour for water to soak down just one inch – that really is a lot of water! Sprinkler systems are good, but they do not cover the entire lawn. In particular, pay attention to the roll edges which will dry out first.

 

We want you to be happy with your lawn, and if you are unable to keep it watered, it may be best to just enjoy the sunshine and wait for a break in the weather before laying turf. Fine Turf (Devon) Ltd will still be here, and we will be more than happy to supply you with our quality Devon turf when conditions are more favourable.

 

Please note, our usual guarantee does not apply where turf is laid against our recommendation.

 

01364 652538                                         www.fine-turf-devon.co.uk

 

Email:info@fine-turf-devon.co.uk

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