Turf Tips: How to prepare for a new lawn

Turf Tips: How to prepare for a new lawn

How to prepare for a new lawn

Need help achieving the lawn of your dreams? Getting that lush, green carpet under your feet starts with impeccable preparation. To ensure your new lawn thrives, follow these six steps:


Step 1: Clear the Canvas Begin by banishing any unwanted green invaders. Zap existing grass and weeds with a non selective herbicide such as round up allowing about 7-10 days for them to surrender. Stubborn intruders may require a second application. Once they're history, clear the battlefield of any debris, rocks, stones, or twigs.

Step 2: Cultivate the Magic Now, it's time to prepare the soil. To create a welcoming environment for your new turf's roots, employ a rotary hoe to till the entire area. If you don't have one, a trusty garden fork will do the trick, digging down about 100mm. Remove any unwanted surprises, like rocks and sticks, as you go.

Step 3: Lay the Foundation For superior results, incorporate high-quality turf underlay into your project. Spread this special soil to a depth of 50-100mm, depending on your existing soil conditions. Plan for 1m³ of underlay per 20m² of turf area for a 50mm depth.

Step 4: Level Up Precision is key here. Ensure your new lawn aligns perfectly with all edges, such as driveways and footpaths. Verify levels to prevent your turf from sitting higher than these features. The surface should be about 75mm below weepholes or Termimesh. Finish up by giving the surface a gentle rake to erase any footprints or impressions.

Step 5: Measure Twice, Turf Once Before you dive into ordering your turf, double-check your measurements. Accurate dimensions are your best friend in this journey. Mark the area's dimensions on a sketch, and if you're unsure about the amount of turf you need, feel free to contact our experts on (07) 3114 8281 or on our website www.jimboombaturf.com.au we are just a call or click away!

Step 6: Fertilize for Success The final touch before laying your turf is to provide it with a head start. Apply a pre-plant lawn fertiliser such as Lawn solutions Lawn Launcher at the recommended rate, ensuring your lawn gets the nutrients it deserves.


With these six steps, your new lawn will be on its way to becoming the envy of the neighborhood. 🌱🌿


For further guidance and personalized assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated team at (07) 3114 8281. Additionally, you are welcome to visit our sales office in person, conveniently located at 1/243 Bradman Street, Acacia Ridge. Our office operates during the following hours: Monday to Friday, from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and on Saturdays, from 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM. We look forward to serving you with excellence.

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