Preparing for your new lawn is almost as important as the type of turf you are looking at.
From Soil-type, drainage, irrigation and ongoing maintenance there are a number of things to consider – before you order your new turf.
Ideally you should prepare your new soil surface like you would do so for any new planting bed.
Properly prepared subsoil, good drainage, good topsoil and topsoil depth and sufficient nutrients are essential in most ground preparation for turf installation.
The starting point for any instant lawn is to consider the environment you are laying it in.
Here are the main points to be aware of so you can plan for a successful lawn.
– What is your climate like?
– Is your lawn area in sun or shade?
– What is the topography of the site?
– Is it sloping? Will water run off it?
– What is your soil type? Sandy, clay or loam?
– Is the soil compacted or water repellent?
– How are you going to irrigate the lawn?
– Pop up, sub surface, sprinkler?
Most turf varieties prefer a light sandy soil type.
You may need to remove soil or bring in soil to mix with your soil.
Gypsum applied at 1kg per m2 is recommended where there is clay subsoil, topped with at least 100mm of a good topsoil from your landscape supply centre.
Different lawns have different purposes and knowing how your lawn will be used will help you choose the best lawn for your needs.
What is the purpose of my lawn?
Do you have kids?
Do you want a low allergy lawn?
Do you have pets?
Is it a high-traffic area?
A lawn can be used for many different purposes such as playing sports, entertaining guests or simply relaxing.
Knowing how your lawn will be used will help you choose the best lawn for your needs.
For example, if you have kids or pets, you may want to choose a hard-wearing variety that can withstand heavy use.
If you suffer from allergies, you may want to choose a low-allergy variety that produces less pollen.
Lawn is very versatile and can be used in many different ways to enhance your garden.
Be creative and design a space that you’ll want to spend time in.
What design elements do you need to take into consideration?
What other outdoor living space do I have?
Pergolas, seats, BBQ’s, pool?
How does it look from the door or the street?
When designing your new lawn, consider how it will fit into your overall garden design.
Think about what other outdoor living spaces you have and how they can be incorporated into your new lawn area.
For example, if you have a pergola or outdoor seating area, consider how your new lawn can complement these spaces.
You may also want to consider adding garden beds or other features such as a clothesline or BBQ area.
The preparation of the site is critical to the success of your new lawn. Remove all weeds and debris from the area and ensure that there are no rocks or stones larger than 10mm in size. Level out any bumps or hollows in the area and ensure that there is adequate drainage.
Before installing your new lawn, it’s important to prepare the site properly. This involves removing all weeds and debris from the area and ensuring that there are no rocks or stones larger than 10mm in size. You should also level out any bumps or hollows in the area and ensure that there is adequate drainage.
Once you have prepared your site, it’s time to install your new lawn! There are several methods available including laying turf rolls, hydroseeding or sowing seed. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages so it’s important to choose the one that best suits your needs.
When installing your new lawn, there are several methods available including laying turf rolls, hydroseeding or sowing seed. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages so it’s important to choose the one that best suits your needs. Laying turf rolls is a popular option as it provides an instant result but requires more maintenance than other methods such as hydroseeding.