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A FEW WORDS ABOUT US

Since April 2003 Marathon Turf Company has established a modern turf nursery
producing very high quality lawn turf ROLAWN has since become the brand of
choice for many professional landscapers.



THE TURF NURSERY


All our ROLAWN is grown on premium quality soils at our farm. These free draining sandy loam soils are as good as it gets for turf production. The soil is laboratory tested prior to each crop so that nutrient levels can be balanced. This maximises growing efficiency and minimises environmental impact.



SEED SELECTION

We select seed from the best grass varieties which possess the characteristics we demand in our turf. Independent laboratory testing is carried out on each seed line prior to acceptance to ensure it meets criteria for the following:-

Seed Purity, Germination and high Endophyte

PRODUCTION

We take 12 months to produce a crop of ROLAWN lawn turf. Throughout this process we monitor weed and pest levels and treat them at the appropriate time. We feed the crop each month with the correct nutrients for its stage of growth.

Once established, the crop is mown frequently (approx. 80 times) to promote strong, close growth. The final mowing is carried out within 48 hours of harvest using precision mowers to give a clean leaf cut.

At ROLAWN most production processes are carried out using GPS control to optimise efficiency and minimise any environmental impact.


OUR GUARANTEE

We set ourselves a benchmark for quality. In the absence of a New Zealand standard we adopted the UK Turf Growers Association (TGA) quality standards www.turfgrass.co.uk/tga-quality-standards-for-cultivated-turf/. TGA standards cover these key indicators ...
  • Soil classification: suitable types of soil for producing turf for landscape use are peats, sands, and loams containing less than 40% clay particle as determined by soil particle analysis. Turf grown on clay soils is not suitable for general landscape use.

  • Grasses: only stated varietal cultivars should be used for turf production. General health of the sward: the sward must be green and not visibly affected by pest or disease.

  • Thatch thickness: uncompressed thatch should not exceed 10mm.

  • Cutting height: the height of the sward at harvest should not exceed 35mm

  • Strength: to demonstrate strength, it should be possible to lift a turf from its shortest side. At least 19 out of 20 rolls should be capable of being carried, unrolled and placed in position without breaking. If netting is used in the turf it must be declared.

  • Weight: 1 sqm of turf should always weigh less than 20kg.

  • Dimensions: turf roll size tolerance must be within 5% of its stated dimensions, and be free of physical damage.

  • Delivery and Installation: turf should be delivered to the site within 24 hours of harvest and unrolled within 12 hours of delivery.

We pride ourselves that when you buy ROLAWN you can be confident that we more than achieve these standards.

WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US

"Mass production of high quality turf requires consistent and effective quality control, Rolawn achieves this."

"The expertise offered to Rolawn clients is considerable and practical".

"Rolawn is healthy, fresh turf that is strong to handle, yet weighs only about 10kg/sqm and best of all it looks smart."





"I was delighted with your service and attention to detail in laying our new lawn"

"The lawn looks great, it is hard to believe the transformation from an ugly back yard into a beautifully laid lawn"

"It was certainly one aspect of our renovations that went to plan, to time and without any hiccups"



Contact ROLAWN for details and quotes   0800 765 296

 
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