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Turf Laying Tips and Common Mistakes to Avoid

It’s not too hard to lay turf down yourself, but it’s important get all the steps right. We at CT Lawns outside of Brisbane know how to create beautiful green lawns. We’re here to offer you some tips and tricks so that your lawn is as beautiful and healthy as it can be.

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Laying Turf

Everybody makes mistakes, but you don’t want to make them when it comes to your lawn. Your turf will be a source of pride for years to come, so it’s important to start off strong. Here are a few common mistakes that you should avoid when laying down turf.

Overlapping Turf

Overlapping slabs of turf will lead to an uneven lawn, so make sure to place them strategically with a bit of space in between each piece. What you can do is try to avoid laying slabs of turf in the same way. If you stagger the pieces so that each row doesn’t have corners in the same place, you’ll do better to avoid overlapping.

Inefficient Debris Clean Up

Any rocks or trees that you didn’t clear out efficiently will create an uneven lawn, so make sure to take the time prepping the base before laying on the topsoil.

Mowing Right Away

It is a good idea to go over your lawn with a roller immediately after installation so that the grass will take root in the topsoil. However, don’t make the mistake of mowing your lawn too early. Wait two to three weeks to mow your lawn so that the grass has the opportunity to take proper root of the soil beneath it.

Forgetting to Fertilise

If you don’t properly fertilise your topsoil before you lay down your grass, you run the risk of the grass not taking root fast enough and not maintaining a healthy root system.

Buying Turf Too Early

Don’t let slabs of turf lay around. Plan to have the turf delivered on the day you plan to install it. Fresh turf has a better chance of growing successfully.

Doing it Yourself

Now, we are all for the idea of you installing your turf yourself and being proud of the lawn that you laid down. However, we all make mistakes, and not hiring a professional to help you with your lawn could be yours. If you hire someone with plenty of experience, you are guaranteed to get the beautiful, green and healthy lawn that you’ve always wanted. Professional turf suppliers will set you up with everything you need, from fertilisers to lawn rollers. 

Need more advice on laying down new turf? Check out our DIY page today!

For more tips and advice about installing your own turf, don’t hesitate to reach out. We at CT Lawns know how difficult it can be to install turf in harsh Australian climates. Contact us today to get a beautiful and healthy new lawn.

2 thoughts on “Turf Laying Tips and Common Mistakes to Avoid”

  1. My family and I live in a very hot climate and my wife insists that we have a grass lawn, so I turned to turf as a compromise. I don’t know anything about turf installation and I am glad I haven’t bought it yet, I should buy it as close to the installation day as possible. I still have a lot to learn about installing turf still!

  2. Hi Ken, thanks for your comments. Can i ask where you live? This will give me a better understanding of what turf type could be an option for you. Best regards, Craig CT Lawns

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