This is a question frequently asked by our customers. And unfortunately, it doesn’t have a ‘one-size-fits-all’ answer. Like most other things in life, the cost of turfing a lawn can vary wildly: but one thing for sure, you’ll get what you pay for. If you’re prepared to go the extra mile in preparation, effort, and top-quality product, you’ll be well rewarded.
Laying turf is a very worthwhile investment and one that’ll instantly lift the street appeal of your home. And to get the best out of your new lawn, you need to do the job properly. Of course, we all want value for money, but simply opting for the cheapest turf on the market mightn’t be in your best interest: an extra dollar well spent ahead of time might end up saving you many a dollar further down the track…
To make your job easier, we’ve put together this list of 3 points to consider when planning your turfing project:
It starts from the ground up. That’s why soil preparation is so important: you’ll only get out what you put in. Spend time and effort removing weeds, rocks and debris. Soil testing will show up any deficiencies in your dirt, and it’s worth going the extra mile to correct these issues before you lay your turf. Now is the time to address poor drainage, compacted soil and uneven surfaces. You may wish to spread a layer of good quality topsoil over your existing soil to make it easy for your grass to get established.
Take the time to research what varieties of turf do well in your climate and specific area. Speak to friends, neighbours and lawn care specialists and learn from their experiences. Do you need a shade-tolerant grass or does your lawn receive a lot of sun? What about water availability? – is it necessary to establish a drought-tolerant lawn? Do you require a turf that’s low maintenance?
Ensure that your chosen turf supplier is accredited and the product they sell is top quality.
Grass needs water. A no-brainer I agree, but something that needs to be allowed for ahead of time. How do you intend to water your lawn? Are you content to use a hose with a sprinkler attachment, or are you going to save yourself a lot of time and hassle in the future by installing an irrigation system?
The best time to set up an underground watering system is before you lay your turf. Of course, it adds to the initial outlay costs, but it will save you the headache and physical effort of watering by hand, as well as reducing the amount of water your lawn needs – watering directly into the root area eliminates wastage due to run-off and evaporation.
The team at Rivers Edge Turf are keen to help you establish and maintain a beautiful lawn. For more information on the cost of turfing a lawn, call us today on 02 4579 9009 and chat to our staff.