A freshly turfed lawn can, if handled with care, transform an outside space from lacklustre to luscious.
If you live in Perth and you’re looking to bring your lawn to life while creating an outdoor living space that’s built to last, choosing the right turf is essential.
While you can, by all means, turf your own lawn. For best results, it always pays to hire a professional to do the job for you. Investing in a professional turf installation expert will not only ensure that your new grass thrives but the end result will be smooth, even, and look incredible.
If you’re considering upgrading your lawn with vibrant Perth turf but you’re unsure of how the process works, or where to start, don’t sweat it because here’s a guide to professional turfing that will help.
The professional turfing process
Turfing a lawn is a delicate art that requires a green-fingered skill and a keen eye. Here are the basic steps of the professional Perth lawn turfing process explained:
After a customer has measured their lawn, picked their grass variety, and placed an order, a professional turf supplier will prepare the turf and arrange an installation date.
At Lovegrove turf, we usually harvest our turf to order to ensure that it’s fresh, healthy, and ready to install straight after the preparation process is tied up. Typically, we can supply turf to order in as little as two working days.
Top tip: If you want to get things off on the right foot and choose the best service for your needs, here are five questions you should ask your turf installer.
The next (and arguably most important) step is the prep. Soil preparation is the key to lawn turfing success and as such, it requires a great deal of care.
Any professional Perth turfing specialist worth its salt will take these measures when preparing the soil for turfing:
- Rake away or eliminate any roots, stones, rocks, or debris.
- Enhance your existing soil using methodical techniques and materials including soil enricher or Bentonite Clay, for instance.
- Lay new topsoil if necessary, level the ground, and deal with any potential drainage problems by sloping the soil away from building foundations.
Perth turf installation
With the soil preparation complete and the turf delivered, it’s time to start laying it down. For the best results, professional Perth turf specialists like ourselves will work to ensure your lawn is complete within 24 hours or 12 hours if the temperature is above 32°C.
Working in straight lines, we then set about rolling the turf, staggering the joints, avoiding any overlap, and cutting any edges with complete professionalism.
Once the turf is installed, we always carry out an assessment to check that everything is perfect before compacting the lawn to give the roots the best chance of embedding into the soil below.
Our installation times vary depending on variables including lawn size and turf type. But as a rule of thumb, the entire preparation and installation process takes one to two days.
Water, water, water
The aftercare is down to you. For a healthy, vibrant lawn, it’s important to water your new turf frequently, but don’t overdo it.
Watering, especially in the often sweltering Perth heat, is vital to help your grass establish well. But, don’t worry, we’ll tell you exactly what you need to do to keep your lawn looking good after installation.
Top tip: If you want to keep your lawn green and healthy during the hot summer months, read our essential guide to grass watering and maintenance.
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Our Perth turf
As Perth’s turf experts, our family-owned business exists to help people create lawns they can be proud of.
With 100 years of collective Perth turf installation experience, we can (and will) help you choose the best turf for your lawn and install it to the most professional of standards.
We’re utterly confident in our products and abilities that we offer a weed-free guarantee. Our turf installation service is swift, professional, and we will deliver an end result that suits your needs, down to the very last detail.
Ready to take your lawn to the next level? Get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to answer any turf-related questions, big or small. For a fast free quote, fill out our enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you!