Turf Prep & Installation

Checklist for site and soil lawn preparation

Preparing a site for a new lawn is easy as long as you follow some basic steps.

  • Eliminate all existing grasses or weeds: spray with a recommended weed killer; for Couch use Fusilade Forte (Fluazifop-p) and for all other weeds, including Kikuyu, use Roundup (Glyphosate). Wait seven days after the first spray and then water to germinate any other weeds. If needed, repeat spraying and wait a further 14 days.
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Step-by-step process for laying a new lawn

Measuring your Lawn

Lawn Calculator

When ordering your new lawn all calculations will be required in m2. Any supplier of turf, such as a grower, will assist in helping you calculate the amount of rolls or slabs you need to cover a specified area. But here are some tips.

Square and Rectangle

Calculating the area for a square or rectangle is very simple. Get the overall width and the overall length of the square or rectangle, multiply… Read more

Step-by-step process for laying a new lawn

Step-by-step process for laying a new lawn

Laying a new lawn is a fairly straight forward and simple process, however it will involve some hard work and sweat. But, like all things it is worthwhile, and you’ll be glad you put the extra effort in when we see the final result.

The following pictures cover a very simple Buffalo lawn laying job, there was no soil replacement undertaken, and the work was done to keep costs as low as possible for the homeowner.

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Preparing Clay Soil for new Buffalo Lawn

Preparing Clay Soil for new Buffalo Lawn

Preparing Clay Soil for new Buffalo Lawn

Many soil types in Australia which have a high clay or silt component will cause ongoing water logging and drainage issues for a new Buffalo lawn. Buffalo lawns with drainage issues can be weak and prone to easy and ongoing damage. They can also be prone to weeds, pests, diseases and moss, and be constantly ugly and unsightly.

So for these heavy clay or silt based soils, the homeowner… Read more

Palmetto Buffalo Turf

How to Remove Old Buffalo Grass Lawn

Let’s face it, most Buffalo lawns, especially those grown in full sun, will have a limited lifespan. The main reason for this is the increasing thatch layer of Buffalo grass which continues to build-up higher and higher until, in many cases, the Buffalo lawn will need to be removed and a new lawn planted.
There are ways to manage this thatch layer, however dethatching Buffalo is a difficult task because this grass doesn’t have underground runners to regenerate from…. Read more

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