The Specialist Buyers Guide for the Construction Industry

Inturf

Inturf, since 1985, have developed a reputation for quality and service, we are founder members of the Turfgrass Growers Association which exists to drive up standards in our industry.

Inturf’s farms located near York and Grantham are unquestionably the finest regions for growing top quality turf. Its stone-free, rich sandy soils and available irrigation are perfect for maintaining the grass in the best possible condition. Our state of the art drilling and harvesting equipment ensures quality and efficiency at every stage.

Inturf products adorn world class Golf venues, are used by respected landscape practitioners and are stocked by 500 outlets nationwide.

In 1990 we developed the revolutionary Big Roll turf harvesting system and this format is available for larger areas where speed is of the essence. Significantly less joints ensure rapid establishment and less waste.

Inturf pride ourselves on reliability, being safety conscious and high level of integrity.


Telephone Number
01759 321 000
Website
www.inturf.com
Address
The Chestnuts, Wilberfoss, York, YO41 5NT
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Products

Inturf has 4 products.

Big Roll Turf

Inturf supply turf grades for private gardens, public open spaces and most kinds of sports applications from, championship golf courses to neighbourhood bowling greens.

Turf is supplied in conventional square metre rolls or as a Big Roll.

Big Roll Turf covers 15 square metres for ease and speed of installation complete with off-loading on larger projects. It is also available with the use of our laying equipment, subject to availability.

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 and a wide range of Sporting applications.

Classic turf gives super sward density and cleanness of cut, fast establishment with superior tensile strength combined with high drought and wear tolerance. Classic turfgrass 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.

25% - fine dwarf perennial ryegrass - lolium perenne

30%  - slender creeping red fescue - festuca rubra litoralis

45%  - strong creeping red fescue - festuca rubra rubra

Our turf can be mown as low as 10 mm with a well-adjusted cylinder mower, but it can also be maintained at a height of up to 50 mm should it be required. Rotary mowers are the best option for heights of cut above 30 mm. 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 – check out our website for more details. The longer the grass, the better the turf can cope with adverse weather conditions and good husbandry of the turf will increase the root depth, which in turn provides better tolerance of potential drought conditions.

Standard 1 square metre roll measuring 610 mm (24”) by 1.64 metre (65”)

Big roll 610 mm (24”) wide. These usually measure 15 square metres.

The 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 put you in touch with well-established and highly experienced installers.

Masters Turf

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

Masters 100 % fescue turf provides 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. Occasionally we introduce strong creeping red fescue for rigorous rooting and hardiness. Combining these subspecies allows better colour for longer and more versatility.

50%  - slender creeping red fescue - festuca rubra litoralis

30%  - chewings fescue - festuca rubra commutate

20% - strong creeping red fescue – festuca rubra rubra

Fescues can be mown as low as 10 mm with a well-adjusted cylinder mower. For tees we recommend 15-20 mm. 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 and native appearance. For greens we recommend a fully custom grown turf grown on a rootzone.

Standard 1 square metre roll measuring 610 mm (24”) by 1.64 metre (65”)

Big roll 610 mm (24”) wide. These usually measure 15 square metres.

The 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 put you in touch with well-established and highly experienced installers.

Carbon Capturing Turf

FOR PROJECTS WHERE SUSTAINABILITY IS AN ISSUE TURFGRASS SHOULD BE IN YOUR DESIGN TOOLKIT

In fact, the benefits of turf to the environment are so wide ranging that life as we know it could not exist without it.

Here are some of the things that turf excels at:

  • Absorbs rainfall and reduces run-off
  • Allows water to percolate down through the soil profile into the aquifers below
  • Produces oxygen
  • Absorbs CO2
  • Stores carbon in the roots and crowns, and locks it up in the form of humus.
  • Cools the surface of the earth
  • Filters and breaks-down pollutants
  • Perfect surface for leisure and sport

How does turf do all this?

Turf is a unique ecosystem comprising not only the above-ground parts of the plant but also the below-ground parts and also, crucially, the soil the grass is growing in. It’s a system of  biological interaction between the grass plants and the living organisms within the soil.

And all this biology adds up to a system of incredible complexity, diversity and activity, and explains the remarkable properties of turf. Turf soils contain a vast array of living organisms, ranging from larger creatures such as larvae of beetles and flies, spiders, millipedes,

earthworms, and insects, to microorganisms including, bacteria, fungi, actinomycetes, yeasts, algae and protozoa. The microorganisms break down the proteins and carbohydrates in dead leaves and roots into simple compounds that the grass plants can re-use.

The soil bacteria are also doing the very important job of turning atmospheric nitrogen into a form that plants can use. This is how grass gets most of its nitrogen, an essential nutrient needed by grass to thrive. So the grass is feeding the microorganisms, and the microorganisms are feeding the grass. And this relationship is responsible for the constant cycling of nitrogen and carbon going on underneath our very feet. 

Gaseous pollutants, like nitrogen oxide, sulphur dioxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen fluoride and peroxyacetyl nitrate are absorbed by grass leaves, and then broken down into their harmless constituents. Grasses also trap tonnes of dust and dirt released annually into the atmosphere. This dust, dirt and even smoke are trapped by the grass leaves, where it is washed into the soil by rainfall. Once in the soil these pollutants are broken down by the soil bacteria.

The organic matter in turf acts like a sponge to store water temporarily in the event of heavy rain and flash floods. Furthermore, turf improves soil structure through the activity of bacteria, fungi, organic matter and the larger organisms like earthworms and arthropods.All this leads to increased soil porosity and water infiltration which is the reason why turf, and the soil under it, is so efficient at passing rain water down through the soil profile and into the aquifers below.

The use of turf in the urban environment can lead to significantly lower surface temperatures during the summer. In fact, a turf surface can be 10 degrees C cooler than a tarmac surface, going some way to reducing the “urban heat island” effect.