Turfco

Frequently Asked Questions

Your questions answered by the turf experts

All our rolls are approximately 1.8m long by 0.585m wide. 1 roll = 1 square meter. Thickness is approximately 30mm (the thickness of turf is only an approximation and can vary slightly depending on the conditions at the time of harvesting).
Each roll can weigh from 15kg-20kg. A pallet of 50m2 can weigh from 700kg- 1,000kg (1 tonne). The weight of the turf will vary depending on the weather conditions at the time of harvesting.

Visit the Turfco Turf Calculator on our website. This will provide step by step information and assistance to ensure the correct measurements. We recommend rounding up by allowing an extra 5% of turf for any odd areas or shapes. Shop now!

Yes. Although we have a maximum of 30m2 for pick-ups. It is a self-load situation and your turf requires proper covering and a suitable trailer/vehicle to handle the weight of the turf before leaving the premises.

For more information click here. Or contact us.

The trucks are 12m in length, 3.8m high, 2.5m wide. Please provide any accessibility specifications and additional delivery instructions upon placing your order.

Check out our delivery information here.

Yes. We offer an Installation Service. We do require photos of the access point and the area to be laid at least 48 hours prior to the delivery and installation. Please contact us for further information.

Please note, we do not water the turf after installation.

Evenly spread Lawn Launcher starter fertiliser on top of your top soil, lay turf in brickwork pattern starting at furthest point of yard. Cut around the edges and any odd shapes, remembering to any keep offcuts. Please contact us for more information.

No. We do not prepare the area for you. We can recommend some of our preferred landscapers that work within your area. Please contact us for further information.

Hand pull and kill off any weeds or existing turf. Relieve any compaction within your existing soil & test soil pH levels. Apply 100-150mm of good top soil. Install an irrigation system. Please contact us for further information as this step can vary depending on your chosen turf variety.

We’ve got a blog with all the steps to best prepare for your new lawn!

You should be watering twice daily (morning & afternoon) until your lawn is fully established. Ensure your turf receives a deep soaking both morning and afternoon, before reducing the amount to once every 2 or 3 days in the following weeks. Timing can vary depending on your turf variety and seasonal changes.

Quick tip; place a glass on your lawn and wait until it is half full for each watering. This ensures your turf receives the accurate dose of water for each application.

Read more here on watering for your lawn.

Depending on the time of year (season), the weather, and the variety of turf you have chosen the establishment period will vary. It can be anywhere from 4 weeks to 6 months. A good identification will be when you cannot easily lift your turf from the ground, meaning the root system has taken.

Here is a blog to help you prepare for your new lawn!

Yes, you can! But be aware that once the temperatures drop significantly warm-season turf will enter a period of dormancy. This means the growth of your lawn will slow down & a slight discolouration will ensue. It may take additional time to establish and/or may not completely establish until Spring.

This change in growth normally occurs in warm-season grasses at soil temperatures of around 14 degrees Celsius and below. It’s not until soil temperatures consistently rises above this temperature that your lawn will start to speed up its growth again.

ColourGuard Plus is a liquid fertiliser containing natural pigments that is absorbed into the leaf. This will give your lawn protection (keeps the blade up to 2 degrees warmer) while encouraging a natural green colour during the winter period.

For more information on installing turf in winter click here. Or read more about the benefits ColourGuard Plus.

Mowing a new lawn should be undertaken when no new rolls of turf can be picked up, or when every roll has established into the turf underlay (the root system has taken to the soil below). Mow at the highest setting for the first couple of mows, never cutting more than one third of the blade at a time.

Depending on your chosen turf variety, we recommend fertilising your lawn 3 times a year with Lawn Solutions Fertiliser. Refer to our Lawn Care Calendar for the best time of year to do so.

We recommend adding dog rocks to your dog’s water bowl. These are available for purchase from the Lawn Solutions Australia website.

Sir Walter Buffalo will shoot out seed heads when it’s hungry or in distress. This is Sir Walter’s way of going into survival mode and lets you know that it requires a feed with Lawn Solutions Fertiliser and a good watering.

TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda seeds have between 3 and 5 spikes; almost umbrella like. This unique seed head structure makes its kind easy to identify. TifTuf goes to seed whenever the weather is inconsistent whereby the plant becomes uncomfortable (e.g. hot to cold in a matter of days).

The seed head of Sir Grange Zoysia has a single spike. These seed heads aren’t as noticeable as some of the other turf varieties. Sir Grange lawns seed at virtually the same time every year for a period of about a month. This generally occurs in both early to mid autumn and again in early spring.

Kikuyu produces a flower as opposed to a seed head. This turf variety flowers quite prolifically making it a poor choice for people with allergies.

Using Lawn Solutions Australia’s weed control product will get rid of the weeds, following up with fertiliser will then strengthen the grass to help choke out future weeds and kill them at a faster rate. By fertilising first, you are encouraging the growth of the weeds..

Lawn Rescue can be used as soon as the turf is laid as a starter fertiliser if Lawn Launcher was not applied underneath. This can also be used as a lawn multivitamin or a ‘quick fix’ to pretty up the lawn rapidly, keeping in mind that Lawn Rescue is only a tissue fertiliser fertilising only the leaf.

Topdressing is only recommended for improving your soil profile, or for fixing any uneven levels in your lawn that may have appeared over time. Other than this, top dressing is not really required. Read this article on Top Dressing your lawn.

We mulch mow all of our turf, meaning lots of organic matter from the turf clippings is placed back into the soil along with the use of organic fertilisers such as Poultry Manure. This combined with sustainable harvesting techniques reduce the amount of top soil removed when harvesting turf.