Spring is the perfect time of year to lay turf in Australia. While it’s true that your lawn can be installed at any time of year, the warming weather and potential for new growth in spring makes it an ideal time to start the process.
Installing your lawn in spring has many benefits.
Spring is the time of the year for new growth, when new foliage is blooming, and shoots are sprouting. The weather is also warming up gradually and there’s adequate rainfall to provide your lawn with the water it needs. Because of this, your lawn will be able to establish a deep root system, giving it the best chance of surviving the hot, dry summer.
Installing your lawn in spring is as simple as following this four-step process:
Preparing the ground is an essential first step to laying turf in spring. Investing your time, energy and money into this process will help your turf establish a healthy root system and improve its health long term.
Ground preparation can be finished in a few simple steps:
Again, this may not be necessary for everyone. If you’d like to install irrigation, this is the time to do it – right after finishing up ground preparation.
Now the ground has been prepared and irrigation installed, it’s time to start laying turf. Here are the key steps to follow when laying turf:
Once your new spring lawn has been laid down, it’s time to water. It’s important that the water penetrates the turf, meeting the ground below. Each day lift the turf and check if there’s moisture below. While your turf is first establishing its root system, you want to make sure the soil is moist every day. You’ll know when the root system has been established as you won’t be able to lift the edge up anymore.
Spring is the perfect time to lay new turf. At Rivers Edge Turf, we offer a wide range of turf varieties including Kikuyu, Nara, Buffalo, Wintergreen and Sapphire. To enquire about our products and services, get in touch with our friendly team on 02 4579 9009.