Our turf is not the only thing that is green!

Our turf is not the only thing that is green!

Lindum produces consistently high quality turf and innovative grass products for the landscaping, sporting and civil engineering industries.

Lindum’s specialist landscaping products include Lindum Wildflower turf to create a ready established wildflower area, fibre reinforced Lokturf for areas of heavy foot traffic and emergency vehicle access routes and Grassfelt for slope stabilisation.

Lindum also produce a range of vegetation mats for green roofs include Lindum Sedum Mat and Lindum Wildflower Mat for colour and biodiversity.

Lindum’s green innovation is helping to combat climate change, enhance biodiversity and improve sustainability by greening urban spaces.

We grow various types of different turfs for all aspects of landscaping. All the lawn, golf and sports turfs are grown into a sandy loam soil with NO netting. Some turf growers use netting in their turfs to aid the growth, the netting enables them to not concentrate on the structure of the turf as much and rely on the netting keeping the turf together. Not only is this giving what we think to be a substandard product but it isn’t how lawns and sports pitches are naturally intended to be. Naturally grown and harvested turf is what we pride ourselves on we will never introduce netting into our fields for a number of reasons.

Moving on to the specialist products here at Lindum HQ we have a number of felt backed turfs, and green roof vegetation mats.

Lindum Grassfelt is used for soil stabilisation and can be pinned to embankments and areas with steep slopes. We wash off any grade of turf to create Lindum Grassfelt. The turf is then grown into a biodegradable coir mat which contains no plastic scrim. We even re-use the soil that is washed from the turf.

As well as Lindum Grassfelt, we have Lindum Wildflower Mat & Lindum Sedum Mat. We like to encourage people to introduce wildflowers and sedums into their gardens, be it in a landscaping situation or on a green roof. Having these plants in the garden helps towards saving our bees. It also gives other pollinators a lovely natural habitat to live in. These mats are low maintenance so they don’t need to be tended to too much over the flowering period, usually only needing one to two cuts per year. Both of these mats are available grown into the coir mat.

At Lindum HQ we have taken a “Whole Farm Approach” to been extremely Eco Friendly. We are members of LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) and Environmental Farming production linked to good environmental management. The LEAF Sustainable Farming Review covers the 9 sections of Integrated Farm Management (IFM): Organisation and Planning, Soil Management and Fertility, Crop Health and Protection, Pollution Control and By-Product Management, Animal Husbandry, Energy Efficiency, Water Management, Landscape and Nature Conservation, Community Engagement.

We actively promote Green energy through the use of Solar Panels that power the sprinklers. Where there’s solar power, remote water pumping becomes a possibility because it enables farmers to bring the energy to the equipment.

We also have our own Boreholes and a sophisticated irrigation system of energy saving with variable speed pumps. A water bore hole is essentially a well, this is a practical well which can provide some key benefits, and Bore Holes are much more self-sufficient. The water from a bore hole sits dormant underground which has been accumulated naturally by rainfall and underground springs. It also means an access to a reliable water supply which won’t be interrupted by problems caused by things such as leaks or poor connections from antiquated pipe systems.

The fertilisation process of growing grass has also been modified to be more Eco Friendly through Foliar Applications. Foliar feeding is a common practice of supplying nutrients to plants through their foliage. It involves spraying water-dissolved fertilizers directly on the leaves. Many believe that foliar feeding is favourable over soil application and it is associated with higher yields, and better fruit quality. This is also a technique that reduces wastage of water, this is because the plant will absorb water through its roots. Where fertilizing through the soil is to be used, the nutrients in the soil will most likely leach resulting in a nutrient deficient plant.

We also actively help out with agricultural surveys i.e. measuring rainfall and we recently took part in the Great British bird count.

Wildlife and the environment is very important to us and we strive to be as eco-friendly as we possibly can.