Turf Preparation

How to prepare your lawn:

  • If you have an existing lawn it is recommended to use “Roundup” or similar, let the lawn die then remove the top of the soil and any loose impediments by using rake, shovel or bobcat if needed.
  • Put turf underlay down, we suggest 70% sand and 30% soil as this gives the new lawn the drainage it requires.
  • Make sure the turf underlay is spread out evenly and there are no big rocks or weeds coming through.
  • Your area is now ready for the new lawn to be layed. You can also put water crystals on the turf underlay as this helps when you water and on hot days.
  • We do not recommend putting fertiliser in the soil as this can burn the new turf’s roots if not watered in properly.

How to choose what lawn is suitable for your area:

  • Have a look to see how much sun and shade you get during the morning through to the evening.
  • If your lawn is in a high shaded area it is recommended to pick a buffalo variety that is suitable for the amounts of shade for that area. (Buffalo lawn can tolerate full sun and are more shade tolerant than other turf varieties).

How to measure your area:

  • Measure the longest length by the widest length in meters, and then multiply them together to get the square meters you require. i.e. 10m long x 7M Wide = 70sq.m.
  • It is also recommended to order an extra 5 sq.m in case of a shortage in measurement.

Laying your Lawn:

  1. Start at a straight line such as a driveway or walk way.
  2. Lay out the rolls as you would like a rug or tiles in a brick fashion.
  3. Make sure all joints are butted tightly together without overlapping or spaces between the strips of turf.
  4. Stagger the joints in each new row like a row of bricks.
  5. Use a large sharp knife for shaping around trees, flowerbeds or borders.
  6. Roll the grass to smooth out small bumps and air pockets, but rolling is not necessary as it will eventually settle.
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