How to Turf a Lawn
Precise Patterns, Splendid Results
Now that you’ve eliminated your old grass and prepared your new soil, it’s time to create the green oasis you envisioned.
For best results, you want to lay your new turf in a brickwork pattern, making sure edges are flush against each other, but varying where the ends line up. Avoid gaps by making sure ends are flush against each other, too. Do not pull or stretch the turf as you lay it, as this will damage the grass before it has a chance to establish itself. Also, stick with the large pieces wherever you can. Smaller pieces dry out quickly.
Start from a straight edge along a paved surface or sturdy fence. Use a spade, knife or garden shears to trim around garden beds and other irregular shapes. Roll turf with a lawn roller to press the roots to the soil. Water each area of soil within a half hour of laying it to keep it healthy.
Slopes are best laid with the turf spread across, rather than down the slope. This prevents water running in rivulets between the rolls and washing away the soil underneath.
For Best Results
Don’t have your turf delivered more than 24 hours before you plan to lay it. Turf dries out quickly in the Queensland sun and needs to be kept moist to avoid damage.
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