Purchasing turf for your landscaping project can be quite tricky. More often than not, homeowners do not know the type of grass they should plant. Besides, they may not have an idea of where to purchase turf. Below is an excerpt detailing how to locate turf suppliers and the considerations to make when choosing a turf supplier.
Start With Internet Research
Conduct some research to identify turf suppliers in your area. Check customer reviews to determine the quality of products and customer service provided by the supplier. Narrow down your search to a few companies with excellent reviews from previous and current customers.
Examine The Quality Of Grass
Your next step is to assess the quality of products provided by the supplier. When buying natural turf, inquire whether the grass is tested to grow in your area. In Australia, Kikuyu, couch and buffalo varieties will thrive in warm areas. They are considered drought-resistant and therefore require minimal maintenance. Fescues, Ryegrass and Bentgrass, are perfect for cold climates. The turf should be pest-free. Besides, it should have a robust root system.
Consider the following when buying artificial grass:
- High-density grass with moderate height will give your landscape a lush look. Besides, it can withstand high traffic.
- Assess the colour of the grass. Green leaves with a brown root zone will give your landscape a natural look.
- Inquire about the maintenance protocol. For instance, sand-infills need to be topped up every few months.
- The turf should have a warranty. It is a guarantee that it will last for a long time.
Inquire About After-Sales Services
Some turf suppliers will offer after-sales services to encourage customer loyalty. For instance, you could qualify for free transport if you make a huge purchase. Some turf suppliers are experienced landscapers. As such, they will plant or install the turf on your lawn. They will also conduct regular maintenance for a small fee.
Check The Pricing
Critically review the pricing of the various shortlisted companies. Beware of extra costs. For example, you may have to pay taxes if you opt to purchase the products from an overseas-based company. Contact the companies and inquire about the available discounts. Work with the company that offers quality products, guarantees, reasonable pricing, and the best after-sales services. You will make significant savings if you purchase the products during the low season when there is a low demand for turf.
When choosing a turf supplier, evaluate their reputation, check the quality of grass, the availability of after-sales services and their pricing strategies.Share