Laying turf is a great way to create a beautiful, low-maintenance lawn. Turf is readily available in rolls of various sizes, making it easy to cover large areas quickly. In addition, turf is relatively inexpensive and easy to install.

Once laid, turf requires only a minimal amount of care, making it an ideal choice for busy homeowners. Turf also has several environmental benefits. It helps to prevent soil erosion and can act as a natural filter, trapping pollutants and helping to improve water quality.

If you’ve never laid turf before, below we have created a step-by-step guide to help.

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What tools & materials do I need?

  • Turf
  • Topsoil
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Lawn roller
  • Rake
  • Hand saw or long knife
  • Fork or spade
  • Scaffolding planks
  • Garden hose and sprinkler
  • Lawn feed
  • Gardening gloves

Now you know what tools you need, here are the steps to follow to lay turf for a spectacular result:

Prepare the area where the turf will be laid

Before you lay turf, you need to prepare the area where it will go. This means removing any existing grass, levelling the ground, and adding a layer of topsoil. If you don’t do this, the turf will not be able to take root and will quickly die.

First, make sure the ground is level and free of any large stones or debris. Then, use a garden fork to loosen the top layer of soil. This will help the roots to take hold more easily. Next, select a turf that is appropriate for your climate and soil type.

The best time to lay turf is in the spring or autumn when the weather is cool and moist. However, you can lay turf at any time of year as long as the ground is not too wet or frozen. Once you have prepared the area, you are ready to lay your turf.

Lay the turf in rows

When installing new turf, it is important to lay the pieces in rows, starting at one end of the area and working your way towards the other. This will ensure that each piece of turf is touching the one next to it, creating a seamless appearance.

It’s also important to make sure that there are no gaps between the pieces of turf, as this can allow weeds or other unwanted plants to take root. By taking the time to properly lay the turf, you can create a beautiful and healthy lawn that will be the envy of your neighbours.

Roll it with a lawn roller

A lawn roller is a great way to get an even, professional-looking lawn. The best time to roll your lawn is in the spring, after the ground has thawed and before the grass starts to grow. To use a lawn roller, simply fill it with water or sand and roll it over the surface of your lawn.

Be sure to roll in different directions to ensure good contact with the ground. After that, all you need to do is water regularly and mow when necessary, and you will have a beautiful lawn in no time.

Need assistance with laying your turf?

No matter what kind of turf you choose, installing it correctly is critical to its long-term success. That’s why Sunshine Coast Turf offers professional installation services for all of our products. Our team of experienced installers will ensure that your turf is laid correctly, providing a firm foundation that will stand up to years of wear and tear.

We also offer a wide range of other services, including soil testing, fertiliser application, and irrigation system repair. So whether you’re looking for a brand-new lawn or simply wanting to give your existing turf a fresh start, we’re here to help. Give us a call today and let us show you what we can do.