Friday, 18 August 2017 10:52:51 Europe/London

Stewarts Turf Help To Refurbish Glasgow’s City Park

Last Month Stewarts Turf supplied almost 4,000 square metres of turf (that’s just under 1 acre) to refurbish part of the Glasgow Green park. 

In early July, Glasgow Green hosted the Transmit music festival. A three day event with around 150,000 visitors in all. Not surprisingly, what began as a beautifully manicured area of grass, was looking rather worse for wear by time the celebrations came to an end.

Glasgow Green being used for a music festival

A music festival at Glasgow Green - tough on the grass but exactly what the Park is there for - leisure, enjoyment, community.   (picture sourced from Glasgow Green Management Plan)

Repairing the damaged lawn by aerating and over-seeding it would have taken quite some time and so Glasgow City Council opted to returf. That way, this area of the park would be looking good and back in full use very quickly indeed.

Planning and Implementing the Project

The first step in the proceedings – just like any large project was to make a plan.  Mark Cockburn from Stewarts Turf (Harrowden) met with Paul Brannan from Glasgow City Council. The two of them visited Glasgow Green to discuss practical matters like time-scales, vehicle access and aftercare. Once the plan was put together.  Work began.

Following Mark’s advice to lay the turf as quickly as possible after it arrived, Paul arranged for 15 landscapers to be on site ready for the first delivery.  The 3,800 rolls of turf were delivered in four lorry loads by Stewarts Turf driver Bill Findlay.

Superb Customer Service Speeds the Work

Bill helped the team on site by using his forklift to place pallets of turf close to where they would be needed. That speeded up the installation by allowing the landscapers to get on with turf laying instead of barrowing the rolls for long distances. It seems his help was much appreciated because we’ve had some terrific feedback about Bill from Glasgow City Council.

Whilst on site, Bill also took these pictures. Looking at these you can really appreciate the scale of the project and how fast the landscapers must have worked to prepare the ground and get the turf laid quickly.

Turf being delivered to Glasgow Green by Stewarts Turf of Edinburgh

Stewarts Turf lorry on site at Glasgow Green. The forklift on the back of the lorry was used to unload and distribute the turf ready for the landscaping team to start work.

Ground preparation for returfing at Glasgow Green

Soil prepared for turfing at Glasgow Green. Note the level surface that has been firmed down so that Bill's tyre tracks do not compress the soil. That means that the finished lawn will be easy to mow and have no lumps or bumps to trip anyone up.  Superb work by the landscape team.

Partly turfed area in public park

Turfing well under way

Newly laid turf at Glasgow Green public park.

What a neat job! Beautiful stripes make the whole thing look immaculate. I pity the poor soul who has to water it every day though

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