Seed v Turf at the Athletes Village, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

James recently visited the Athletes Village to view our established Wildflower Turf and an area we recently supplied, of bespoke grown, shade tolerant Wildflower Turf that was being installed by Gavin Jones Ltd. The laying was nearly finished and looked good in a creative design around the trees on the Stratford Hill area.

Laying almost complete, as always Wildflower Turf looks very different to normal turf - but does ensure the establishment of flowers and biodiversity.

Laying almost complete; as always Wildflower Turf looks very different to normal turf – but does ensure the establishment of flowers and biodiversity.

Laying shade tolerant Wildflower Turf

Laying shade tolerant Wildflower Turf

Outside the Village site next to Stratford International Train Station, our turf was also used on an area next to some seeding. The contrast is clear and reinforces the value of using the turf compared to seeding – The turf is risk free and instant and it WORKS! These photos tell the story and speak for themselves!

Recently established Wildflower Turf at Stratford (station behind)

Recently established Wildflower Turf at Stratford (station behind)

Seeding at a similar time as the turf into suitable poor fertility soil but very little take or flowers - a few along the right hand bank.

Seeding at a similar time as the turf into suitable poor fertility soil but very little take or flowers – a few along the right hand bank.

More moisture and fertility result in a slightly better take of the seed

More moisture and fertility result in a slightly better take of the seed

Our turf on the right, seed on the left, both established at similar times. The seed will take years to achieve the same result as the turf, if unwanted weeds haven't taken over by then.

Our turf on the right, seed on the left, both established at similar times. The seed will take years to achieve the same result as the turf, if unwanted weeds haven’t taken over in the meantime.

More turf with a seeded area to the left. There is a close up of the sign below - enough said!

More turf with a seeded area to the left. There is a close up of the sign below – enough said!

 

Bare with it but for how long?!

Bare with it but for how long?!

 

Good colour and species diversity after a few weeks of laying our turf.

Good colour and species diversity after a few weeks of laying our Wildflower Turf.

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