Stewartsturf credited for Scottish housebuilding award winners

A turf grower who helped three projects win Scottish housebuilding awards has urged specifiers to use locally-grown grass.

Duncan Forbes, director of Stewartsturf, which grows in Fife and East Lothian, said: "Turf isn't a generic product. It needs to cope with local conditions and it can't do that if it has spent long hours deteriorating on long, needless journeys."

Michael Pender, who runs Michael Pender Landscaping and worked on winning sites at Doune Riggs and Varcity, said specifying a local brand could achieve better results.

"Stewartsturf turf is suited to the conditions in which I work and is less than 24 hours old - important when you are working with a perishable product."

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