LazyLawn predicts 25 per cent sales growth following expansion

Artificial turf supplier Evergreens UK is predicting its sale of flagship brand LazyLawn will grow by 25 per cent over the next year.

LazyLawn managing director Jim Footitt
LazyLawn managing director Jim Footitt
After bringing a network of licensed installers on board, the Rutland-based firm is expecting to install 250 artificial lawns every month in 2014, leading to a predicted £6.5 million turnover, the company says.

Managing director Jim Footitt said: "We had a bumper year in 2013 with a £5 million turnover and a 25 percent growth in sales.

"Due to the high number of bookings we have received already this year, we are expecting the growth to continue in 2014 as more people join the LazyLawn revolution."

Footitt said the company had seen "a significant increase" in orders from schools and nurseries attracted to the mud-free and fast-draining alternative to grass.

Last month it completed installation of artificial grass at eight nurseries in Northern Ireland run by Rascals Day Nurseries.

Rascals director Roger D'Arcy said LazyLawn is "hugely beneficial, as it has created additional areas for the children play and is suitable to use in all weathers". D’Arcy also cited maintenance savings as a factor in his decision.

LazyLawn has also seen orders from the likes of pubco JD Wetherspoon, for beer gardens and Centre Parcs for golf courses.

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