A turf product comprising a first layer 1 of soilless turf, the roots 4 thereof having been grown into a second layer 2 which comprises a sheet of fibrous water absorbent material; a method of fabrication thereof comprising preparing a base layer 2 comprising a sheet of fibrous water absorbent material, preparing a soilless turf layer, and growing the soilless turf layer onto the base layer until the roots thereof penetrate into the base layer and a method of temporary or permanent application thereof to any surface which is required to be covered. Fibrous sheet material fibres include cotton, polyester, jute, hair, polypropylene, wool, soft fabric waste and acrylic and combinations thereof. The sheet material may comprise at least 75% cellulosic fibres. The product may have a water impermeable sheet 3 deployed between the turf product and the substrate in use. The sheet material may comprise a felt mat.