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When you are laying your brand new turf, it is extremely important to start off on the right foot. From preparing the area to laying the turf in a correct manner, there is many things you need to consider.

Getting prepared to lay your new front or back lawn but not too sure how it should be done? Below is a guide on how you can lay grass the proper way.

Turf Care
1. Prepare the area

1. Prepare the area

Prepare the area prior to ordering your turf. This includes removing prior grass and conditioning the ground with soil and other preparation products.

2. Install & water immediately

2. Install & water immediately

The turf needs to be installed and watered immediately after being delivered. This is so the turf can establish and take root straight away.

3. Start from straight boundaries

3. Start from straight boundaries

Start with a straight line, along the longest edge, perhaps a driveway or boundary line. This will help you establish a starting point while working along the perimeter.

4. Unroll in a staggered pattern

4. Unroll in a staggered pattern

Unroll the turf across the area in a staggered pattern (similar to bricklaying). If the ground is sloped, align the pattern across the slope. This minimizes the possibility of trenches forming between the rolls.

5. Place rolls tightly together

5. Place rolls tightly together

Make sure the turf rolls are butted tightly together.  Avoid leaving gaps or overlapping.  Gaps will allow air to get in between the rolls and dry the edges out.

6. Cut turf to fit around objects

6. Cut turf to fit around objects

Shape the turf rolls around objects to fit around existing garden features (garden beds, trees, drains etc.). This can be done by cutting it to fit with a sharp spade or knife.

7. Keep Large areas simple

7. Keep Large areas simple

On a large lawn it is best to do it in smaller sections so that you can water as you go. This way you are keeping a realistic balance in the workload and ensuring all areas are properly installed.

8. Water and keep moist

8. Water and keep moist

Thoroughly water your new lawn after installing it to encourage establishment. It is recommended you maintain a frequent watering schedule to keep it moist in the first week or two.

9. Fertilise once established

9. Fertilise once established

Fertilise your lawn after the turf has taken root in the soil.  It is recommended to do this around 5 weeks after installation.

Remember, you should water your lawn as soon as it is installed. This should be done frequently, with new turf should receiving 25mm water daily. Once the grass has rooted into the soil (usually 10 – 14 days later), the lawn should then receive 25mm of water per week.

Keep in mind each season has different water requirements and water restrictions can impact your schedule. For more information on water requirements, view our Tips on Watering your Lawn page.

Check with our staff about different watering requirements during various seasons.

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Turf Varieties

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Sir Walter DNA Certified Turf

Locally grown and produced, Sir Walter DNA Certified turf is a variety that has proven to grow in the most extreme weather conditions- hot or cold. Extremely low maintenance, you’ll undoubtedly love this buffalo variety.

  • Drought Resistance
    Drought Resistance
    High
  • Shade Tolerance
    Shade Tolerance
    High
  • Leaf
    Leaf
    Broad
  • Wear
    Wear
    High
  • Maintenance
    Maintenance
    Very low
Sir Walter DNA Certified Turf

Sir Grange Turf

A successful product from turf grass breeders, Sir Grange Zoysia is made to please. Initially created for golf courses, this manicured grass is an outstanding performer that will survive those harsh Australian droughts.

  • Drought Resistance
    Drought Resistance
    Extremely high
  • Shade Tolerance
    Shade Tolerance
    Moderate
  • Leaf
    Leaf
    Fine
  • Wear
    Wear
    Moderate
  • Maintenance
    Maintenance
    Very low
Sir Grange Turf

TifTuf Bermuda Turf

Almost 25 years of research has produced Tif Tuf Bermuda Turf, a resilient and beautiful grass that is made to last. With incredibly high wear and weather tolerance, this grass is perfect for high traffic areas.

  • Drought Resistance
    Drought Resistance
    Extremely high
  • Shade Tolerance
    Shade Tolerance
    Moderate
  • Leaf
    Leaf
    Very fine
  • Wear
    Wear
    Extremely high
  • Maintenance
    Maintenance
    Very low
TifTuf Bermuda Turf

Nullarbor Couch Turf

Nullarbor Couch Turf is long-lasting and easy on the eye with its fine blade and dark green colour. Affordable with a rapid recovery from wear, this grass variety would be perfect for any property.

  • Drought Resistance
    Drought Resistance
    High
  • Shade Tolerance
    Shade Tolerance
    Average
  • Leaf
    Leaf
    Fine
  • Wear
    Wear
    Extremely high
  • Maintenance
    Maintenance
    High
Nullarbor Couch Turf

Eureka Kikuyu Turf

Eureka Kikuyu is the perfect lawn solution for those looking for an economical all-rounder grass. Not only has it proven to survive most Australian weather climates, but it has a sturdy wear tolerance to match.

  • Drought Resistance
    Drought Resistance
    Moderate
  • Shade Tolerance
    Shade Tolerance
    Average
  • Leaf
    Leaf
    Medium
  • Wear
    Wear
    High
  •  Maintenance
    Maintenance
    Moderate
Eureka Kikuyu Turf

Frequently Asked Questions

Interested in learning more about taking care of your lawn? Below we answer frequently asked questions asked about turf care.

  • Do I have to lay the lawn immediately or can I leave it for a few days?
  • Turf is a living, breathing plant and needs to be installed immediately when it is delivered. The turf needs to be bought into contact with the topsoil and moisture as soon as possible.

  • When is the best time to lay our new lawn?
    • A lawn put down in down in warmer weather will require more water and will take root quicker.
    • In the cooler months your lawn will not require as much water but will take longer to get established.
  • Will I be able to prepare and lay my lawn?
  • We can provide you with all the information and instructions you need to get the best results from our turf. With our step by step plan, we take you from the preparation of your land right through to the laying and the maintenance after of your lawn for the following years.

  • Will I be able to talk to someone should I run into any problems?
  • We don’t think you will have any problems but you can be assured we are certainly available for hands on advice. When you are successful at laying out turf then we are successful.

  • How do I get on with looking after my new lawn if water restrictions are reintroduced?
  • New water exemption for residential customers with new or renovated homes. Residential customers should contact Sydney Water on 13 20 92 during business hours and select ‘Option 2 for Water Restrictions’.

    Furthermore, you can also have a look at our article on the 2019 water restrictions which demonstrate how you can maintain a healthy lawn while obeying the law.

No one does it better than us

We pride ourselves in supplying a prompt service and quality weed free lawns. All our lawn is harvested with professional machinery and is cut fresh daily as per order.

Direct from<br> the farm

Direct from
the farm

Genetically <br>pure turf

Genetically
pure turf

Next day <br>delivery

Next day
delivery

Ten-year <br>product warranty

Ten-year
product warranty

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Contactless
Delivery

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