Find out the secret to Tillers Turf’s continental success

Ellie Parryin Industry News
tillers truck Visit Tillers Turf on stand A27 to find out why greenkeepers across Europe are importing its turf instead of buying locally.

Tillers specialises in growing premium quality turf for golf courses at its nurseries near Lincoln and has an unrivalled reputation throughout the UK and Europe. They grow up to four million square metres of turf at any one time, so customers are guaranteed a consistent standard throughout the year.

Its rootzone turf for greens is grown on 100% USGA sand and sown with 50/50 bent and fescue, giving a predominately bent grass sward at maturity. It's grown for a minimum of a year and during that time, it's mown at 6mm and top-dressed with USGA sand. Creeping bent turf is also available, sown with a 50/50 blend of Penn G-2 and G-6 for fast, true putting surfaces.

Launched this year and proving a popular choice is 100% fescue turf, grown on very sandy topsoil, almost like dune sand, it's ideal for links courses. Tillers also offer fine, hard wearing turf for tees with or without ryegrass. Using only the best cultivars, it's grown on a sandy topsoil to allow free drainage of rain and irrigation water into the rootzone below.

Tillers is one of just four growers in the UK currently producing RTF (Rhizomatous Tall Fescue) turf. It's hard wearing and has the ability to thrive under adverse conditions. Ideal for bunker banks and paths, it can send its roots down to 1.5m.

The company offers a high quality laying service, with optional laser grading for tees prior to turfing. Turf can be supplied in both large and small rolls.

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