A TURF supplier on the outskirst of York has harvested and delivered its 160 millionth roll of turf.

Since the company was founded in 1975, sales records for Rolawn have been recorded allowing the milestone to be identified by the Elvington-based business.

The 160 millionth roll was delivered to newly launched Rowlan stockist Hassett Plant Centre, in Pitsford, Northampton.

Plant Centre Manager, Kevin Wells said: “As a new business, the team and our customers at Hassett Plant Centre have been really pleased with the quality, service, and after sales that Rolawn and their products provide so it is no surprise that they have reached such a huge milestone.”

Jonathan Hill, Rolawn sales and marketing director said: “We are very proud of this amazing achievement, and I would like to thank all of our customers who have made it possible.

“But, it would be remiss of me on this occasion not to highlight the work of the turf production team, the farm staff who work through all that the UK weather can throw at them, assisted by a first-class administration team, combining to manage a sophisticated and challenging process.

“They all help to make my life easier through their dedication and attention to detail which is why we are the growers of Britain’s finest turf.”

In recognition of this achievement Hassett Plant Centre have been provided with their turf order free of charge and a cheque for £500 is being donated to Rolawn’s nominated charity Greenfingers, who build sensory gardens for hospices in the UK providing care for children with life limiting conditions.