Following on from the success of its turf show in June, the Turfgrass Growers Association has welcomed three new members.
Quicklawn, a family business situated in the North East of England, began cultivated turf production in 1993 and currently grows 240 acres.
Don Valley Limited produces 100 acres of turf at its nurseries in Inverurie in Aberdeenshire. The father and son team established the business in 2001 and began producing cultivated turf in 2002.
Lindum Turf rejoined the association this summer after a period of absence. Managing Director Stephen Fell, who was a founder member of the association, says the new administration's proactive approach to addressing hosepipe bans and other important issues motivated them to do so.
The association's Chief Executive Tim Mudge commented: "After a very productive year we're delighted that the association continues to expand and we'd welcome further applications for membership from other professional growers."
In order to become members, a grower must demonstrate that its turf meets the TGA's stringent criteria, producing turf which adheres to its Quality Standards for Cultivated Turf, first published in 1996. Each applicant's turf nursery is inspected by an independent assessor who makes recommendation of acceptance of a membership application to the TGA council.