Installing Your Instant Turf in Melbourne
At Austral Turf, we use high-quality instant turf in Melbourne and specialised equipment to perfectly install your new, lush grass. The turf installation process can be complicated in areas, so it’s important to prepare and plan well before setting down the lawn.
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Preparing the Area
The area under the turf needs to hold moisture and stability for the instant lawn to property take root. We will analyse your existing topsoil and improve drainage in the area before evenly spreading a new layer of soil and fertiliser. This is the base layer of the turf and keeps the grass even and green all year round.
Installing Turf Grass
Working from the edges, we install the first piece of turf tightly into the corner, then work our way outwards. It’s crucial to avoid kneeling or walking on the turf during installation as this can stress the grass. The pieces must be laid tightly together in a brick pattern to avoid air pockets and lines until all the spaces have been filled.
Cutting the Corners
Using secateurs, we trim the turf to fit snugly against tree trunks and other obstacles in your back yard. It’s important to be careful and even when laying the turf in complex areas. Ensuring a tight fit is essential to avoid air pockets and unseemly lines in the lawn and to ensure that the turf takes root properly.
Watering the Turf
To encourage the roots to settle, we give the instant turf a good soaking. After the project is completed, you need to keep the turf wet for 4-6 weeks and refrain from walking on it. Our experts will give you comprehensive advice for ensuring the lawn takes root firmly and permanently.
Choose the Expert Lawn Installation Team
DIY projects can be a lot of fun, but it’s important that you know exactly what you’re doing before laying turf. As a landscaping investment, you want to make sure it’s done right the first time. Speak to our experts about your turf installation in Melbourne to find out what we can do for you.
Make an enquiry with Austral Turf today to receive a no-obligation, free quote. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us on 0433 037 360.