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Prior to Laying

  • Level the ground (laying turf is like carpet) use a rake to remove all lumps, rocks building debris.
  • Spread new topsoil if needed, a properly formulated turf underlay mix to depth of 30-50mm is strongly recommended to hold the moisture in the soil, particularly where the topsoil has been removed.
  • Avoid over watering as can make laying messy.
  • Fertilise ground with NPK fertiliser (eg. Crop King 88 with a wetting agent).

Laying of Turf

  • Select a straight line to work from (eg. Path, Driveway)
  • Lay slabs across the slope in a brick laying pattern.
  • Trim edges with garden knife/spade if required.
  • Roll for a smooth final finish and good soil contact.

Watering of Turf

  • Give lawn a good soak immediately after laying (equivalent to 25mm of rain – the soil under the slabs of turf should be wet).
  • For the next 2 weeks do not allow soil under turf to dry out.
  • Always soak lawn (equal to 20mm rain) rather than lots of little waterings, so deep roots develop.
  • Once lawn is established, give a good soak once per week.

Mowing, Fertilisation & Weed Prevention

  • First mow when the new lawn is 60mm tall.
  • Do not mow lawn lower than 30mm in warm months and 50mm in cool months (to avoid build up of a thatch).
  • Fertilize every 3 months, watering in all fertiliser (utilise rain whenever possible).
  • Maintain a healthy dense lawn; it is the most effective means of weed control – giving seed little chance to germinate.
  • Top dress if necessary, use sand, not soil, and don’t smother the grass.
  • In dry times use of soil wetting agents may help to retain moisture in the topsoil.

By following the above instructions your lawn will be established within weeks!