Want to know more about preparing for your new lawn and laying turf?
We answer your most frequently asked questions here.
What are the dimensions and weights of turf slabs and pallets?
Turf slabs are 0.5 square meters. Each slab is 0.4 m wide and 1.25m long. Each slab weighs 3-4 kg. Turf cut into slab on pallets. A 50 metre pallet weighs about 800 kg
How soon do I need to lay the turf after delivery?
Turf must be laid within 12 hours of delivery. The sooner it is laid and watered the better. Your lawn will establish more quickly if you limit the time between cutting and laying/watering.
How long does it take to lay turf?
An average person lays 50 square meters in 1 hour.
Do you lay turf?
Absolutely! We offer a laying service, which includes initial watering and rolling. Call us on 54969790 to discuss your project!
How much do I need to water my new lawn?
It is essential that you water your new turf immediately after it has been laid. Your new lawn must be kept moist to prevent die off. As a general rule, new turf should have one or two light applications each day & heavy watering at least every second day. Keep an eye on the weather – your turf will need more water on hot or windy days, less if it’s been raining.
Can I pick turf up?
Yes, you can pick up your pre ordered and pre-paid turf from our farm. Our business hours are Monday to Friday between 7.00am–5.00pm and Saturday by appointment. Please place your order no later than 12.00 noon the day prior to pick up.
May I inspect your turf on the farm prior to purchase?
Yes, we’re happy to show you around the farm and help you choose the best turf variety for your project. Please call 54969790 to make an appointment.
How do I calculate the total square metres of turf that I require?
To measure areas for turf quantity go length x width or use the handy turf calculator on our website.
When should I mow?
It is important that your new turf is mowed as soon as it is rooted in the soil. This usually takes 14 – 21 days. We recommend never to cut more than 1/3 of the leaf off in any one mowing. The first mowing should be set at around 30mm for couch & 40mm for Sapphire and Zoysia. You can then gradually reduce the height over the next 2 to 3 mowings.
For ongoing lawn health we suggest to mow couch at 15-20mm in summer and 30mm in winter. We recommend mowing Sapphire and Empire at 30-35mm in summer & 50mm in winter.
Do I need to remove existing lawn or weeds before installing turf?
We recommend spraying with a total weed killer like Roundup. Heavily weeded areas may require two applications, a week apart prior before rotary hoeing, then spreading top soil. Not all yards require rotary hoeing, give us a call if you’re unsure.
How long do I have to stay off my new lawn?
In an ideal world, keeping all foot traffic to a minimum for four weeks is the very best way to give your new lawn the best start.
We understand that isn’t always possible. Try to limit traffic on your new lawn until it’s established. You can check this by gently lifting a piece of turf by a corner to test how easily it will lift. You won’t be able to lift turf once it’s established. If you are laying your new lawn in late autumn or winter, we recommend staying off the turf as long as possible.
Can I pay by credit card?
Sure can! We accept Visa and MasterCard.
Need more help? We’re happy to help. Call 54969790!