Before you install a new lawn, the ground should be carefully prepared. The area must be level and free of debris and the soil must be suitable for growing grass. Pre-turfing soil is a convenient solution when you need to prepare an area for new turf. Friable soil loaded with nutrients will give your new turf the best chance to thrive and become well-established. Soils vary greatly depending upon where you live. Some areas have naturally friable, nutrient-loaded loam which is good for grasses and most other plants, while other areas have harder, less-rich soil. If your soil is compacted gardening experts recommend adding both soil amendments and fertilizer before installing new turf.
If you are new to gardening this may seem very confusing and even long time gardeners may be confused over the exact proportions of soil amendments and fertilizer that should be added. By using a pre-turfing soil you can avoid confusion. The folks at Greenvale have thought of everything and prepared a soil that will help your new turf grow into a lush green carpet, admired by all your neighbors.
What is Pre-turfing Soil?
Greenvale’s Pre-turfing Soil is a perfect solution to when you need to quickly and easily prepare an area for new turf. A turf conditioner which is organically based has been blended with friable soil to make the ideal pre-turfing soil.
Full of the nutrients and trace elements new lawns need to get started, this mixture can be purchased by the tonne bag, in bulk, and in large bags (25KG).
Before applying the mixture remove any grass and weeds from the area and make it level. If you have an existing lawn and want to replace the grass, using a rented turf cutter is highly recommended. Turf cutters make the job much easier.
When your area is level and debris-free, spread out the pre-turfing soil to a depth of 4 to 6 inches. You might be able to get by with 3 inches, but deeper is better if your budget permits. A wide rake or wide hoe is an excellent hand tool for this job.
Now, you are ready to lay the turf. Rolled turf is easy to install; you will find it less time consuming to put in place than sod squares. See our descriptions of Emerald Turf and Ruby Turf for more information on calculating how much turf you need and how to install it.
Once your turf is installed, give it a good soaking. Until the grass roots are well established, you should water new turf every day, unless you have rain. Early morning and early evening hours are the best time to water. Avoid watering in the heat of the day.