As one of Australia’s leading turf suppliers and installers, Australian Lawn Concepts understands the importance of proper preparation before installing real grass turf. Preparing your outdoor space for the installation of real grass turf is essential to ensure a healthy and thriving lawn.
In this blog, we will explain step by step how to prepare your outdoor space for the installation of real grass turf, whether you are getting your grass professionally installed or installing it yourself.
Step By Step Guide To Turf Installation Prep
Step 1: Measure Your Outdoor Space
Before purchasing real grass turf, you need to measure the area where you want to install the turf. This will help you determine how much turf you need to order. To measure your outdoor space, simply measure the length and width of the area and multiply the two numbers together to get the total area. If you have an irregularly shaped outdoor space, divide it into smaller sections and measure each section separately.
Step 2: Clear the Area
Once you have measured the area, it’s time to clear it of any debris, rocks, or weeds. Remove any existing grass by using a spade or turf cutter. If you have a large area to clear, you may want to consider using a sod cutter or hiring a professional landscaping company to do the job for you. You can also use a weed killer such as Roundup and wait for 14 days to ensure all have died off.
Step 3: Grade the Soil
After clearing the area, it’s important to grade the soil to ensure proper drainage. You want the soil to slope away from any buildings or structures and have a slight grade to prevent water from pooling. Use a rake to level the soil and remove any high spots. If the soil is hard or compacted, use a rototiller to loosen it up and allow for better root growth.
Step 4: Amend the Soil
Before installing real grass turf, it’s important to amend the soil with nutrients to ensure a healthy lawn. You can add organic matter such as compost, manure, or peat moss to the soil to improve its structure and nutrient content. You can also add fertilisers to the soil to provide essential nutrients for your lawn.
Step 5: Install the Turf
Once the soil has been properly graded and amended, it’s time to install the real grass turf. If you have hired a professional turf installer, they will handle this step for you. However, if you are installing the turf yourself, you will need to follow a few simple steps:
- Begin installing the turf along the longest straight edge of your outdoor space.
- Lay the turf out in a staggered brick pattern to avoid visible seams and create a natural look.
- Make sure the seams between each piece of turf are tightly pressed together to avoid any gaps.
- Use a sharp knife to cut the turf to fit around curves, corners, and other obstacles.
- After installing the turf, roll it with a lawn roller to ensure good contact between the turf and the soil.
Step 6: Water the Turf
After installing the real grass turf, it’s important to water it immediately to ensure proper root growth. Water the turf deeply to saturate the soil to a depth of 6 inches. You should water the turf every day for the first two weeks and then gradually reduce the frequency to once or twice a week. Make sure not to overwater, as this can lead to root rot and other issues.
How Much Does Turf Installation Cost?
The cost of turf installation depends on a variety of factors, including the size of the outdoor space, the type of turf you choose, and any additional services you may require, such as soil preparation. At Australian Lawn Concepts, we offer competitive pricing for our turf installation services and can provide you with a quote based on your specific needs.
Australian Lawn Concepts Turf Installation Services
At Australian Lawn Concepts, we offer professional turf installation services for homeowners and businesses across South East Queensland. Our team of experienced turf installers will handle every step of the installation process, from measuring your outdoor space to preparing the soil and installing the real grass turf. We use only the highest-quality turf varieties and offer a range of options to suit your specific needs and preferences.
Preparing your outdoor space for the installation of real grass turf is an important step in ensuring a healthy and thriving lawn. By following the steps outlined in this blog, you can prepare your outdoor space for the installation of real grass turf, whether you are getting your grass professionally installed or installing it yourself.
At Australian Lawn Concepts, we offer high-quality turf varieties and professional turf installation services to help you create the lawn of your dreams. Contact us today at (07) 5541 7000 to learn more about our products and services and to get a quote for your turf installation project.