Turf Prep & Installation

Laying turf in winter

The best time of year for laying turf is usually early spring but, depending on where you live in Australia, there’s usually nothing to stop you from laying turf in winter.

Obviously, if there’s snow on the ground, we don’t recommend it because the surface will be too hard to prepare properly, and in all likelihood the turf will fail to establish.

For everyone living outside Alpine areas, which is most of us, read on to… Read more

How to grow Buffalo grass with low cost methods

Reducing the Cost of Buying a New Buffalo Lawn

There are two main methods to reduce the cost of establishing a new Buffalo grass lawn. The first is to use Buffalo Grass Plugs to establish the lawn, and the second option is to use Buffalo Grass Runners.

Both methods involve the individual planting of either the plugs or runners at a far reduced rate of coverage than if using roll-on Buffalo Grass sod, this… Read more

Step-by-step process for laying a new lawn

How to remove old Buffalo grass

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… Read more

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 weedspestsdiseases and moss, and be constantly ugly and unsightly.

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

DIY Guide to laying a new lawn

After you’ve chosen a turf variety, you might be wondering if Installing your new lawn yourself is easy.

Follow the 7 steps below to ensure you lay & sustain a great looking & healthy lawn.

7 Steps to Laying a Healthy Lawn

 

Measure and Order

Grab a measuring tape and measure the area where you want the new lawn.

Always remember to… Read more

Complete lawn site preparation checklist

When preparing to lay your new lawn good site and soil prep ensures a good result BUT great site and soil prep ensures a GREAT RESULT – the importance of preparing the site cannot be overemphasised.

For optimum growth your new lawn needs four things, three of which are obtained from the soil:

  • Sunlight
  • Air
  • Water
  • Nutrients

Overall preparing your site for your new lawn is… Read more

DVine Living: Lawn takes new build from drab to fab

Over four weeks, the myhomeTURF team and Dale, himself a landscaper, designed and assisted in delivering a five minute TV segment outlining the whole DIY lawn process from start to finish at four different Melbourne locations.

Job 1 is a new house build where homeowner Nick (pictured above left) offers a great challenge to Dale and the team.

Job 1: New house build needs some good hard wearing turf to improve his… Read more

DVINE LIVING: A new lawn can increase the value of your home

myhomeTURF has graced your screens on the new DIY series – DVine Living – hosted by former “The Block” favourite Dale Vine.

Over four weeks, the myhomeTURF team and Dale, himself a landscaper, designed and assisted in delivering a five-minute TV segment outlining the whole DIY lawn process from start to finish at four different Melbourne locations.

Job 2 is a house  where homeowner Aaron (pictured above right) offers a… Read more

Take the stench out of your synthetic turf yard and lay the ‘real’ deal!

myhomeTURF has graced your screens on the new DIY series – DVine Living – hosted by former “The Block” favourite Dale Vine.

Over four weeks, the myhomeTURF team and Dale, himself a landscaper, designed and assisted in delivering a five-minute TV segment outlining the whole DIY lawn process from start to finish at four different Melbourne locations.

Job 3 is a house  where homeowner Kate (pictured with Dale) wants to removeRead more

The BIGGEST, luxury, lawn makeover made easy

myhomeTURF has graced your screens on the new DIY series – DVine Living – hosted by former “The Block” favourite Dale Vine.

Over four weeks, the myhomeTURF team and Dale, himself a landscaper, designed and assisted in delivering a five-minute TV segment outlining the whole DIY lawn process from start to finish at four different Melbourne locations.

Job 4 is the last job for the season, but also theRead more

Laying turf in summer

Summer is the season when Australians like to spend more time outdoors, whether it’s a barbecue with mates, a children’s birthday party or just chilling in the backyard.

That’s when you’re also most likely to notice if your lawn isn’t up to scratch.

The best time to lay new turf is in spring, so your lawn is ready for enjoyment in summer, but summer is not too late to lay the turf.

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Can you lay turf over existing grass?

It can be tempting to consider plonking a brand new lawn on top of the ratty old one you want to hide.

After all, builders are known to put new tiles, carpet and vinyl over existing layers of floor coverings and house painters rarely sand off all the paint layers before applying a fresh coat or two.

But there are pros and cons to taking this kind of approach with turf.

What to consider… Read more

Laying turf in hot weather

It might surprise you to learn that it’s rarely too hot in Australia to lay turf.

Popular warm season varieties such as BuffaloCouchZoysia and Kikuyu thrive in the heat.

The best time to lay new turf is spring, so your lawn is ready for enjoyment in summer, but there’s actually no reason not to lay turf when it’s hot as long as you’re able… Read more

Laying turf in wet weather

You’ve booked your turf delivery but the forecast has changed and, instead of a pleasant sunny spring day, it now looks like being a wet one.

Or you live in a part of Australia where it never seems to stop raining during the monsoon season and you can’t wait for the drier months of winter.

What do you do?

Fortunately, turf can be laid in almost any weather as long as the ground has… Read more

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