Fires Create more Difficulties for Grasslands

Apr 09, 2013, 14:30 ET from Turfland Farms Ltd

SOUTHPORT, England, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Grass has always been a tough customer. Few other forms of plant life show such astonishing adaptability and resilience in the face of challenging conditions but the team at Turfland are keen to point out that grass responds a little better when it receives a helping hand.

After a long, cold winter that has stretched long into the spring time, grass is now facing a very new challenge. As this report on the BBC News website points out, areas of grassland have been affected by grass fires in south and west Wales since the return of the sunny weather.

These aren't isolated incidents. This Is Cheshire reports grass fires over the Easter weekend too, with firefighters being called out to several separate occurrences.

The cold weather posed plenty of challenges for areas of grassland and the considerable snow cover up and down the country threatened the spread of turf diseases, but the sunny weather brings with it new tests. It may not seem warm enough for the sun to cause grass fires but it nevertheless dries out areas of grassland and leaves them in the perfect state for fires to take hold and spread quickly.

The fires are rarely sparked by the effect of the sun, but the sun creates the ideal conditions for grass fires to burn more widely and this is bad news for people and the environment.

Grass does recover from grass fires but not quickly enough for those who enjoy the aesthetic attributes of green spaces and lawns. However, the team at do stress that those affected by grass fires can obtain new, healthy turf from specialist growers to replace the damaged areas.

New turf beds in easily during the spring and if it is watered, fed, maintained and cared for then it keeps areas of grassland looking great. By ensuring areas of grassland remain moist and healthy the threat of grass fires is reduced.

Turfland is one of the UK's leading turf suppliers with collection depots in Southport and Lymm. The company also offers a delivery service that enables customers to get hold of quality turf quickly and conveniently through its website.

SOURCE Turfland Farms Ltd