Despite the cold, the turf is rolling out

Windsor Great Park is taking its last delivery of the year with 400/m2 leaving the farm tomorrow morning. Despite the weather it is still a good time of year to lay the turf as it will not need to be watered while it establishes. Once the turf’s roots are established a wild flower meadow is drought tolerant and very hardy. Establishing the turf before the spring will ensure it is flowering towards the end of April. The turf is fine in frosty conditions, both here on the farm or once it is laid on site. The main problem is lifting frozen turf as once frozen it is similar to lifting stiff cardboard – we can not roll it up! On most days it has thawed by the afternoon and is lifted then.