DIY Projects & Guides

For many people their house is the single largest investment they will ever make. So it only makes sense we love to spend so much time and money on improvements both inside and out. With increasing popularity of home and lifestyle television shows like Better Homes and Gardens, The Block and Grand Designs, now more than ever people are willing to get their hans dirty and take on many project themselves rather then calling in the professionals.

A New Lawn

Adaptable to all shapes and sizes, turfing can offer a perfect feature are in landscape design. Are you planning to get stuck in and give turfing a go? Then make sure you download our DIY Guide PDF for step-by-step instructions on tackling this job without the pro’s. Then watch through some great turfing videos featuring Tradie expert Nigel Ruck to see exactly how the professionals do it.

Ready To Get Started?

A Shopping List For Your Job

  1. Underturf Soil Mix – Turf generally needs up to 100mm of reasonable topsoil to grow well. This allows the roots to get deep penetration which will allow for better drought tolerance. Underturf Soil Mixes such as Mineral/Commercial Blend, Trade Soil or Hydrocell Soil are your best options.
  2. Starter Fertliser – Most underturf soil mixes will provide enough nutrients to get your turf started, but you can give it a helping hand by using a started fertiliser such as Sir Launcher or Organic Extra.
  3. Your Turf Choice – Careful consideration will be needed when choosing your turf. Things to consider are sun/shade ratio, intended use, high traffic area drought tolerance. Refer to our Turf Product Guide for more information.
  4. General Fertiliser – Keep some fertiliser in your shed for a rainy day! Products like Eco 88 and Sir Walter Fertiliser are fantastic and should be applied in both Spring and Autumn (or when in need), but they need to be watered in!
  5. Other Handy Items – Have you got the right gear? Shovels, top soil spreaders and wheelbarrows. Don’t get caught out, you will need to get your turf laid the day it gets delivered!

Don’t forget to factor in some edging material. If your turfing job is not meeting up with an existing structure such as a house, retaining wall or concrete slab, you will need to edge the turfed are to prevent lateral movement. This can be achieved by using timber, paver edging, concrete edging or aluminium edging such as Link Edge.

Video 1
Preparing a New Lawn

Video 2
Lawn Installation

Video 3
When to Fertilise

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Video 6
Lawn Care & Pests