Choose a variety that works for your needs and conditions. For example, is your yard shady or does it get lots of sun? Will kids and pets be running around on it? Are you in a drought-prone area? Do you enjoy cutting and edging your lawn or would you rather do that as little as possible?! Find out more about different types of turf with our quick comparison chart showing some key turf varieties.
But, as a quick tip from us, we find Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo Turf is a soft but robust turf that thrives in Sydney and the Shire! It's a multi-purpose turf that looks and feels good year-round, handles wear and tear (aka kids and pets), survives extreme conditions, is drought-resistant and even does well in shady conditions. Sir Walter's versatility has made it Australia's number one turf and it's the ideal turf that can handle pretty much anything our local conditions can throw at it. Our Sir Walter is DNA certified and even comes with its own 10-year warranty from Lawn Solutions Australia.
Or, if you want the classic European look of finer, softer grass, Sir Grange Zoysia is a luxurious turf that, when well cared-for, gives you an even, velvety finish. Sir Grange is used worldwide for its classic good looks and is the turf of choice for terraced and display lawns. However, with its origins in the golf industry, it can also handle a fair amount of wear and tear.
In most areas of Sydney and surrounds, you can lay turf all year round. We always have turf for sale, other than when there has been extremely heavy rain, because then rolls cannot be cut.
First, measure your yard to find out the number of square meters you need to cover. Turf rolls usually come in 1m2. Standard rolls of turf usually measure approximately 1.7x0.6m, but it is a natural product, so please bear in mind that the rolls can vary a little in size. As a rule of thumb you will need at least as many rolls as square metres in your yard. We always suggest you add a few extra rolls (allow for about 5% extra), particularly if you are working with curves or unusual shapes. There's nothing more frustrating than coming to the end of a turf laying project and discovering that you are a roll or two short! If you need more help figuring out what you need, visit our calculator page where we have project calculators ready to help you order the right amount of material. As well as a turf calculator, you'll find calculators for turf underlay and top dressing, and for many other types of project.
All our turf is brought in fresh to order, to ensure you get the best result from your lawn. Place your order before midday and we will deliver your turf the next day! (Saturday and Sunday orders are freshly cut on Monday and delivered on Tuesday). All year round, but particularly in spring and summer, we order additional quantities of Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo and sometimes our other turfs, so if you need your turf immediately, call us on 02 8543 3401 and we will let you know what we have in stock.
You will also need soil to create the perfect conditions for your new lawn, and fertiliser to encourage healthy growth. Our Turf Gro Premium makes an ideal base for your turf, and Lawn Launcher is an excellent starter fertiliser. In future years, a layer of Turf Gro Premium on top of your lawn will keep the surface level and keep your grass looking amazing and growing healthily for many years. Do all your preparatory work before your turf arrives so you can lay it on the day of delivery when it is as fresh as possible.
Turf refers to grass and the soil it has grown in together. This can be cut into rolls, a bit like rolls of carpet. Lawn is the grassed area that is the end result when you lay down your rolls. And grass is the plant itself, the blades and the roots. The definitions are fairly interchangeable, though--some sports are played on 'turf', call us up and ask to buy 'grass' and we'll explain about rolls of turf, and many people refer to their lawn as 'grass' or 'turf'.
Preparation is important to get the best growth from your turf both when it's laid and in the future. You can't lay turf on concrete or rock and, while it might seem quick and tempting, it won't take well if you lay it over existing grass. Turf needs direct contact with good quality earth to thrive, so remove rocks, debris, improve your soil and smooth it out first. You can use weedkiller to kill off any existing grass and weeds, but be sure to wait for two weeks, or longer if directed on the packet, before you lay any new turf or it will die off as fast as your weeds! Take a look at our Turf Preparation Guide for hints and tips. Also, see our Top Dressing Guide for some useful information on caring for an established lawn.
Keep your lawn healthy by knowing how to care for it all year round--check out our article on winter lawn care.
Watch our helpful How To Lay Turf video for great tips and tricks.
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