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Site Preparation for New Turf in Penrith

Preparing the Soil for Laying of TurfAs expert turf suppliers in Penrith and Sydney, D & V Turf Supplies are able to advise on the best way to prepare your site for new turf. Please see our helpful site preparation tips below.

Preparing the Soil

  1. Spray existing lawn or weeds with roundup (Glyphosate) wait 10-14 days before turfing.
  2. Rotary hoe or spade the soil to a depth of 1 inch. Top dress if necessary to meet up with existing paths & driveways.(Turf thickness is about 1 inch).
  3. Remove sticks, stones, roots and any other debris.
  4. Level the soil using a rake or lawn leveller.
  5. Eliminate drainage problems by having soil sloped away from foundations, paths etc.
  6. Apply a starter fertilizer, such as Dynamic Lifter.

Measuring and Ordering the Turf

  1. Measure the area (length, width, any unusual shapes) to the nearest measurement, and put them on a sketch.
  2. Phone or fax our office and we will work out the exact amount of turf lawns you will need. (Each roll is 2.2m x 45cm or a square metre per roll)
  3. Take delivery on the day you plan to start laying your turf.

Laying a new Lawn of TurfLaying the New Turf Lawn

  1. Start at a straight edge such as a driveway or footpath.
  2. Layout the turf lawn like a carpet.
  3. Make sure all joints are butted together without overlapping or spaces between rolls of turf.
  4. Use a spade for cutting turf around trees, gardens and along borders.
  5. Roll the turf to smooth out bumps and air pockets. This will assure good contact with the soil.

Watering your new Turf LawnWatering

  • The new lawn should get at least 25mm (an inch) of water within half an hour of installation and should be kept moist until it is rooted firmly (watered everyday).
  • Be sure your new lawn has enough moisture to survive hot, dry or windy periods. Once the turf cannot be lifted it is clear that the roots are making progress.
  • The watering process can taper off to once or twice a week, depending on the weather conditions.

Mowing TurfMowing

  • Your lawn generally needs mowing between 10 – 14 days after installation.
  • Mow no more than one-third of the leaf blade during a single mow.


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