Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions About Turf

Can I lay turf on top of turf?

Turf should not be laid on top of existing turf and new turf should not be overlapped. The turf underneath can cause the roots to rot and kill the turf. Laying turf over existing turf will also make it difficult to achieve a level finish.

Can you walk on freshly laid turf?

You can walk on freshly laid turf but we recommend trying to do so for at least the first three weeks. The first root growth after planting turf is very fine and can be easily broken by even low levels of traffic. If you do walk on your lawn, the best option is to do so in thongs to minimise imprints.

Can you water new turf too much?

Yes you can water your new turf too much. Overwatering can wash away fertiliser, cause soil compaction and cause the grass to grow too fast.

Do I need to Rotavate before laying turf?

If you have hard ground or need to incorporate soil amendments like bentonite clay or organic matter into your soil prior to laying it is a good idea to rotovate the ground. Grass roots prefer and will grow better in softer soil. Once you have prepared your site and levelled the ground should be soft but firm enough to leave only a shallow footprint. Read More

Does turf grow in shade?

None of the turf varieties available in Perth grow in full shade. Four hours is the minimum amount of sunlight required by our Bison Soft Leaf Buffalo turf. This is the most shade tolerant turf we sell.

Does vinegar kill couch grass?

Vinegar sprayed on couch grass can burn and damage couch grass but couch grass grows from a stolon (underground rhizome).  Read More

How do I revive my dying turf?

The most common cause of a dying lawn is lack of water. If your lawn is showing signs of dehydration this is an act now situation. Fortunately, it is the leaf of the grass dying and not the whole plant. Applying enough water to wet the top 100mm of soil and keeping this soil wet with frequent waterings will rehydrate the grass and it will recover. Read More

How do you get rid of invasive grass?

If your grass is invading into your garden bed our other areas you do not wish it to grow we recommend providing a physical border like kerbing or buried root barrier material to prevent the grass physically reaching the area.

Some varieties of grass may also become invasive when overwatered and over fertilised. Try reducing your watering and fertilising and monitoring the results to achieve the right balance for your lawn.

There are herbicides available that can control one grass variety in another grass variety and kill unwanted grass. Please call our friendly sales staff to discuss your situation for advice on which product is appropriate to your situation.

How do you keep new turf alive?

The most important thing to do is to keep it wet. When you purchase your turf we will provide you with instructions on how to care for your lawn. These instructions are also available on our website and our friendly staff are available to answer any questions you may have.

How do you maintain new sod?

The most important thing to do is to keep it wet. When you purchase your turf we will provide you with instructions on how to care for your lawn. These instructions are also available on our website and our friendly staff are available to answer any questions you may have.

We also encourage our customers to like and follow our FaceBook page for timely seasonal advice.

How do you maintain new turf grass?

The most important thing to do is to keep it wet. When you purchase your turf we will provide you with instructions on how to care for your lawn. These instructions are also available on our website and our friendly staff are available to answer any questions you may have.

How long does it take turf to root?

This does vary depending on the season, site preparation, the turf variety and if the turf has been kept wet but even in Winter your turf should have put down some roots after two weeks.

How long does roll-on lawn take to establish?

Roll-on turf is considered established at around 6 weeks provided sufficient root growth has been achieved.

How much does it cost to lay and supply turf?

This varies on a few different factors including the type and amount of turf required, the amount of site preparation required and how easily we can access the area to be turfed. We can provide an estimate by phone or email once we have this information and will do a site visit to provide a firm quote and any preparatory advice prior to starting.

How much does turf cost installed?

This varies on a few different factors including the type and amount of turf required, the amount of site preparation required and how easily we can access the area to be turfed. We can provide an estimate by phone or email once we have this information and will do a site visit to provide a firm quote and any preparatory advice prior to starting. Read More

How does buffalo grass spread?

After the seeds germinate, buffalo grass stays adjacent to the ground and starts spreading out in four weeks. The stolons or above the ground sprout stems, scatter throughout the soil, allowing new roots to grow to support the stem and foliage. Read More

How deep are buffalo grass’ roots?

Typically, turf grass’ roots range from one to two inches long, while buffalo grass’ roots can go longer up to six feet. Read More

Why is my buffalo grass going brown?

If your lawn lacks nutrients and cultivation, it will likely get sick and turn brown. To stop the discolouration, we suggest a year-round lawn care regimen, including mowing, fertilising, and enough watering. Please note that every turf variety requires a different level of care and maintenance. Get more info about buffalo lawn maintenance in our page. Read More

Ordering

How long are the rolls?

2.2m

How thick are the rolls?

Generally approx 30mm.

How wide are the rolls?

0.46m – Each roll is equal to 1 square metre

Can I pick up?

Yes, you can pick up your ordered lawn from our Wattle Grove Turf Farm 6 Days a week. We’re delighted to serve you better, and as early as 6.30 AM Perth time, pre-paid orders can be picked up.

If you live in northern country areas we can organise a pick up from our Gingin farm 25 km North West of Gingin.

Do I need to order?

We prefer 2-3 days notice, but if you need something today give us a call on (08) 9453 6222 we may be able to help you. Our online booking form is also available 24/7, so feel free to send us your enquiry anytime, anywhere!

How do I know how much turf I need to order?

You will need to measure the area that requires lawn and work out the total number of square metres (This is the length times the width).

Generally if this a rectangular shape add a few extra rolls, but if you are dealing with curves or odd shapes you may need an extra 5% to allow for cuts.

How soon can I get lawn delivered?

We require just 2 working days notice for a delivery and we deliver Tuesday through Saturday.

We are conveniently located in Wattle Grove, Just off Welshpool Rd.

I want to order turf but not sure what variety to choose, can you help me?

Yes, I we can help you. We have five turf varieties that you can choose from including Wintergreen Couch, Bison Buffalo, Kikuyu, Empire Zoysia, Ki-Couchi. Each variety has unique features. Read more here for more info, or you can call us on (08) 9453 6222 for enquiry. Read More

I have a lawn and I need to buy turf products, can you help me?

Yes, we can help you. We have turf products available. Whether you need fertilisers, pest or weed control, soil conditioning or tools and equipment for hire. Click here to send us an enquiry 24/7 or call us (08) 9453 6222. Read More

I am looking to order turf, I wonder if you have special offers?

Yes we do have a year-round special offers for turf varieties, and products. Check out our special offer page here and send us your enquiry anytime. For faster transactions, you can also call us on (08) 9453 6222. Read More

Is ordering through our Lovegrove Turf Services safe and secure?

Yes. We’ve been serving Perth home and business owners since 1976. We are a Quality Assured company and operate within the compliance of ISO 9001:2015. We provide before, during and after-sales support – rest assured that any questions you might have about your turf will be addressed accordingly. Read More

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