AYRSHIRE DOG CARE – ANNBANK
“What can I say about Steph, Adie and the team?
We run a very busy Doggy Daycare and Home Boarding service and it became very obvious after the incessant rain over the winter that something drastic had to be done to one of our secure grassy play areas – it had turned into a mud bath! We looked at various options but none ticked all the boxes. A client happened to mention that she had The Turf Warehouse in to replace her muddy back garden with artificial grass. She was very enthusiastic about it and very complimentary about the Company.
I immediately got in touch with Steph and told him what we were looking for – not a lot – just the area to be useable 365 days a year! He called out to see the site and have a chat.
I was very impressed by his knowledge and with his certainty that what we were looking for – he could deliver. We duly arranged for the job to go ahead.
One of our main concerns was spending all our money and the job not being exactly what we needed so that the dogs could play happily on a hard wearing turf that didn’t flood. We had over sixty dogs at times so it was essential that the turf was dog friendly and didn’t tear up with them running and jumping on it all day.
My husband had done a lot of the upgrade work as there really isn’t many jobs around the Kennels he cant tackle but It was obvious this wasn’t your run of the mill job and really needed done by an expert.
One of the boggiest and largest areas we had worked on, so this project needed a little more than average planning and consideration. There was a lot of lying water in the area concerned so field drains were considered, however we did explain to the customer that the most cost effective way would be to use a much deeper than usual layer of Type 1 Hardcore, which would ensure no water would lye and the area could never subside in any way.
“I cannot over- emphasise how impressed we have been from start to finish.
The job started when promised and finished well within time and on budget – all a rarity in this day and age! The whole team were very pleasant, professional, extremely hard working and very obliging – nothing was too much trouble, even when their remit became “fluid” thanks to me- sorry boys!
The play area now looks amazing. Shortly after the boys had finished, we had prolonged, torrential rain and we held our breath waiting for puddles to appear.
We need not have worried – no sign of any standing water at all. Best of all the dogs absolutely love playing in it and can’t wait to charge in each day to let the games begin! It cleans up very easily and at the end of every busy day, looks as good as new. Its a thing of great beauty!
I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending both the artificial grass as a wonderful alternative to grass or indeed any other surface. And the fantastic team at Artificial Turf Scotland”
— MARGARET, AYRSHIRE DOG CARE