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.

If you have existing grass or weeds, this vegetative material needs to be removed prior to rotovating your soil.

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). The stolon is often left undamaged by vinegar applications and can reshoot new leaves. Vinegar poured onto the soil in larger amounts could do more damage however the soil would probably need to be corrected or replaced.

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.

Compaction, excessive thatch and hydrophobic soil can also prevent sufficient water reaching the roots of your lawn. Refer to the Useful Information section of our website to learn how to resolve these issues.

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.

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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.

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 lawn from our Wattle Grove Turf Farm 6 Days a week.

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

Do I need to order?

We prefer 2-3 days notice, but if you really need something today give us a call we may be able to help you.

How much lawn do I need?

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.

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