I'm Shaun Teague, the owner of Manor Landscapes, a highly rated turfing and garden maintenance company based in Newton Abbot, Devon. Serving customers throughout South Devon including Ogwell, Daccombe, Stoneyhill, Galmpton and Buckfastleigh.
With decades of experience in supplying and maintaining turf, I can help you choose the right variety for your garden. Whether you go for the instant beauty of turf, or the slower seeding option, a great lawn can transform your garden creating a lush green space.
To help ensure that you can enjoy your new lawn for years to come, I can help you with all aspects of lawn creation and maintenance:
Take a look at some of my recent turfing work in the photos below - you can slide between before and after photos.
My experience has proven the need for effective planning and understanding of what you'd like to achieve from your new space.
Would you prefer the instant gratification of turf over the slow and nurturing option of seeding?
What type of lawn would you like? Does it need to be hardwearing for children or is it purely ornamental?
Do you want to incorporate additional flower beds, planters or a water feature into the lawn?
How much time do you want to spend maintaining your lawn?
The best time to start your lawn project is typically between March and November for turf and May and September for seeding.
The ground will be prepared to lay the turf or seed. This can include removing hard landscaping or a previous lawn and laying topsoil. In all cases I would rotavate the soil, remove large stones and weeds, and level the area to ensure a bump free lawn.
I use quality turf and seeds. Turf must be healthy, green and weed free to ensure a quality finish.
While laying, care is taken not to damage the freshly completed areas.
I'll provide instructions on how to care for your new lawn immediately after it’s laid.
For turf, you need to ensure that it doesn’t dry out over the first few weeks and for seeding, daily watering is recommended. You need to keep off the grass until it starts to establish.
If you prefer, I can carry out maintenance visits.
I can provide ongoing advice in respect of lawn care and carry out regular maintenance visits to ensure that your lawn remains in mint condition.