Laying turf in autumn

Why is Autumn the perfect time to lay a new lawn in Brisbane?

As the temperatures start to cool down and the days get shorter, you might think that it's too late to lay a new lawn. But don't let your Easter egg hangover fool you - in Brisbane, Autumn is actually the perfect time to lay new turf. In fact, there are several benefits to laying a new lawn in Autumn that you might not have considered. Let's take a closer look at why you should consider laying a new lawn this season.

Cooler Temperatures 

Autumn in Brisbane brings cooler temperatures, which means that the soil is easier to work with and the new turf is less likely to dry out. This is important because laying turf in hot weather can be challenging, as the heat can cause the soil to dry out quickly and make it more difficult for the turf to establish a root system. Cooler temperatures mean that you have more time to work with the soil and get the new turf established properly.

More Rainfall

Autumn in Brisbane is also a wetter season, with more rainfall than the hot summer months and generally without the wild storms. This increased moisture helps the new turf establish its root system and encourages healthy growth. It also means that you'll need to water your new lawn less often, which can save you time and money.

Ideal Growing Conditions

Autumn provides the perfect combination of environmental factors for new turf to grow strong and healthy. During this season, the soil temperature remains warm from the summer months, while the air temperature becomes cooler. This combination of warm soil and cool air temperatures provides the optimal growing conditions for turf.

Furthermore, during autumn, the days become shorter, and the angle of the sun decreases. This leads to less intense sunlight, which is important for the young and vulnerable new turf. Intense sunlight can cause the turf to dry out quickly and struggle to establish a healthy root system, but the reduced sunlight during autumn allows the turf to establish itself more easily.

In addition, as mentioned earlier, autumn typically brings more rainfall to Brisbane, providing the new turf with ample moisture to establish strong roots. Adequate moisture in the soil is essential for turf growth as it helps to dissolve the nutrients that the turf needs to establish a strong and healthy root system.
Finally, during autumn, there is typically less competition from weeds and other plants, which can be beneficial for the growth of new turf. Fewer weeds and plants mean that the new turf can establish its roots more quickly and absorb more nutrients from the soil, resulting in a healthier and more robust lawn.

Overall, autumn provides the ideal growing conditions for new turf to establish itself and grow strong and healthy. By laying new turf during this season, you're giving your lawn the best possible chance to thrive and be healthy for years to come.

Get Your Lawn Ready For The Summer

Summer in Brisbane can be hot and stressful for lawns, with high temperatures, intense sunlight, and sometimes drought-like conditions. Laying new turf in Autumn can help get your lawn ready for the summer months by giving it plenty of time to establish itself and develop a strong root system. A healthy lawn is better equipped to handle the heat and stress of the summer months and is less likely to suffer from damage or disease.

Improve Your Curb Appeal

A new lawn can drastically improve your home's curb appeal, and Autumn is the perfect time to get your lawn looking its best. By laying new turf now, you'll have a beautiful, healthy lawn in time for summer shenanigans and the entertaining season.

Overall, laying a new lawn in Autumn in Brisbane has many benefits. From cooler temperatures and more rainfall to ideal growing conditions and improved curb appeal, there are many reasons why Autumn is the perfect time to lay new turf. So don't let those Easter eggs distract you - start planning your new lawn now and enjoy the benefits sooner!

Read more about the benefits of planting in Autumn here



Call the name you can trust in turf on (07) 3114 8281.

Jimboomba Turf Group is open Monday to Thursday between 7.00am and 5.00pm, Friday 7.00am to 4.00pm (with pick up available before 3.00pm) and Saturdays between 7.00am and 12.00pm. You are welcome to visit and see first-hand the quality turf varieties in stock at our Sales and Administration Office at 1/243 Bradman Street, Acacia Ridge. Get directions here.

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