So should you go for an instant turf lawn or a new lawn from seed?
Instant Turf Lawns
Pros: instant effect, can walk on soon after laying, less prone to weeds, less preparation
Cons: expensive, needs laid once bought, heavy work to lay, needs to be kept moist to avoid shrinking and gaps
Lawns From Seed
Pros: cheap and quick to seed, easier on the back, various grass varieties to suit your garden affording a more hard wearing lawn
Cons: slow to establish, not instant, limited to certain times of year, weeds find the gaps, rain and animals can ruin seeding
Did you know? An average lawn will have around six grass plants per square inch with potentially millions of grass plants for just one lawn.