Ground preparation is an important step in establishing a successful healthy lawn. If you take the time to prepare the ground thoroughly, the turf will establish quickly and be capable of producing a strong, deep root system that will enable the plant to sustain our hot summers.
- Remove any vegetation using a glyphosate weed spray (Suggestion: Round-up or Zero - following directions on the label)
- Allow 7 to 10 days for the weed spray to take effect
- Rotary hoe or use a skid steer to turn the soil over, removing all rubbish, stones or any hard clods of soil that may surface
- If possible, install an underground sprinkler system
- Level and fill all areas of unevenness
- Spread organic matter on top of the prepared site (Suggestion: pellets of Dynamic lifter or Dino lifter - 40kg every 100 square metres of area)
- Once your site is prepared, it is advisable to lay the turf before any new weed vegetation appears
If your soil is a very poor quality, we would suggest introducing a high-quality organic mix underlay soil before laying the turf.
If the soil is heavily clay based, gypsum will need to be rotary hoed into the ground to break up the clods, at a rate of 10kg per 10 square metres.