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5 Tips to Prepare for New Natural Grass

Preparing my property for new Natural Grass


Installing new Natural grass can indeed be an exciting experience as it has the potential to completely transform an area, turning a dull or worn-out space into a vibrant and lush environment. Witnessing the process of laying down the fresh green grass and seeing the area gradually take on a new life can be truly rewarding, offering a sense of achievement and satisfaction in creating a beautiful outdoor space.


Whether it’s for a backyard, a sports field, or a public park, the installation of new turf can bring about a positive change that enhances the overall aesthetics and functionality of the area. Ensuring that you have the correct preparation prior to your installation will ensure that your new natural grass will thrive and continue to look great.


Here are some tips to get your property ready!

1.      Clear existing area

To prepare for laying new grass, it is important to thoroughly remove any weeds and old grass from the area to ensure a clean and even surface for the new turf to establish properly. This can be done through methods such as manually pulling weeds, using herbicides for weeds and existing grass. We do recommend completing two sprays prior to install to ensure no existing weeds/grass will grow through your new natural grass. It is crucial to properly prepare the soil before laying the new turf to promote healthy growth and prevent issues such as uneven turf or weed growth in the future.

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2. New Soil

We recommend removing some of your existing soil and spreading some new Topsoil or Sandy Loam as a way to improve your garden’s health and vitality. Generally, it is recommended to spread 80 – 100mm of soil, depending on the levels required for your area.

3. Nutrients

It is recommended to apply water crystals and fertiliser to the soil before turf installation to improve moisture retention and promote turf growth. Water crystals can help retain moisture in the soil, reducing the need for frequent watering, while fertiliser provides essential nutrients for healthy turf development. By preparing the soil with these additives, you can create optimal conditions for successful turf establishment and growth.

You can purchase nutrients for your turf from Bunnings or landscape yard.

4. Turf Selection

Selecting the right turf for your property is crucial in ensuring a healthy and aesthetically pleasing lawn. Factors to consider include the type of grass that best suits your climate, soil conditions, Sun vs Shade and expected foot traffic. It is also important to choose a turf variety that is low-maintenance and drought-resistant to save water and time on upkeep. Researching and consulting with experts can help you make an informed decision that will result in a lush and vibrant lawn.


Contact us to talk to a professional today to find out what turf is best for you or check out a range of Natural Grass Varieties!

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5. Watering

Watering new natural grass is essential to establish strong root growth and ensure the health of the grass. It is important to water regularly, ensuring the soil is consistently moist but not waterlogged. Prior to installation, ensure you have considered how you will be watering your turf. This can be done by irrigation systems, with a hose, or a water truck if you do not have access. Watering early in the morning is ideal to reduce evaporation and allow the grass to dry before nightfall, which helps prevent diseases.


Proper watering practices will help the turf thrive and develop a lush, healthy lawn. Learn more about how to correctly water and care for your new Natural turf with our 3 Tips to Maintaining New Turf


Our team is here to help make your experience easier. If you have any questions along the way, we are here to provide professional advice to ensure you have the best turf experience. Contact us today on 1300 228 873 or contact us here.

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