Dreaming of a lush, green lawn that your family and friends can enjoy?

Look no further than Budget Turf!

We specialise in providing high-quality turf for all your landscaping needs. However, installing turf requires a bit of knowledge and preparation. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the essentials of what you need to install turf in your garden and share some valuable tips to ensure your new lawn thrives.


What You Need to Install Turf:

1. Turf Rolls: The first and most crucial ingredient is the turf itself. At Budget Turf, we offer a variety of turf options suitable for different climates and preferences.

2. Garden Tools: You’ll need some basic garden tools like a rake, shovel, wheelbarrow, and a sharp knife or turf cutter to help with the installation process.

3. Soil Preparation: Proper soil preparation is key to a healthy lawn. You may need topsoil, organic matter (like compost), and a soil testing kit to ensure your soil’s pH and nutrient levels are suitable for turf growth.

4.  Fertiliser: Depending on your soil’s condition, you may need a turf-specific fertiliser to provide essential nutrients for healthy grass growth.

5. Irrigation System: Adequate watering is crucial for newly laid turf. You may need a hose, sprinklers, or an irrigation system to keep your lawn hydrated.

6. Edging Material:  Edging material like timber, bricks, or plastic can help define the boundaries of your lawn and prevent turf from encroaching on garden beds or pathways.

7. Roller:  A lawn roller helps to ensure good contact between the turf and soil, eliminating air pockets.

8.  Turf Starter Kit:  Some starter kits contain a combination of slow-release fertiliser, mycorrhisal fungi, and other additives that can promote strong root development.



Installing Turf: What You Need to Know

1. Measure and Prepare:  Measure your lawn area accurately to determine how much turf you need. Prepare the soil by removing weeds, rocks, and debris. Level the surface, ensuring it’s slightly sloped away from buildings for proper drainage.

2. Soil Improvement:  If your soil lacks nutrients or has drainage issues, consider adding topsoil and organic matter to enhance its quality. Test your soil’s pH and amend it accordingly.

3.  Laying Turf:  Start laying turf rolls in a brickwork pattern to avoid visible seams. Butt the edges of the rolls tightly against each other. Use the turf cutter or knife to trim excess turf to fit the shape of your garden.

4. Watering: Immediately after installation, water your new turf thoroughly. Keep it consistently moist in the initial weeks to encourage root establishment.

5.  Fertilising:  Follow the recommended fertilization schedule for your turf type. Be cautious not to over-fertilize, as it can damage the grass.

6.  Mowing and Maintenance:  After a few weeks, your turf should be ready for its first mow. Ensure the mower blades are sharp, and don’t remove more than one-third of the grass height at a time. Regularly maintain your lawn with mowing, watering, and pest control as needed.


With Budget Turf and these essential tips, you’ll soon enjoy a vibrant, green lawn that enhances the beauty of your garden. Remember that proper preparation and maintenance are the keys to a successful turf installation. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a first-time homeowner, our turf products and expertise are here to help you create the garden of your dreams. Get ready to step onto a soft, lush carpet of grass – contact Budget Turf (0427 180 737) today!


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