If you want your new lawn to look magnificent and eye-pleasing, you need to lay turf as professionally as possible. Before you even apply one single blade of turf, you need to prepare your garden’s soil accordingly. It’s no secret that a good lawn means good preparation. You need to allow plenty of time to get the soil ready for your turf laying, and sometimes it will even mean adding organic compost to improve the soil’s nutrients.
Clear the Area
Every last bit of plant scrap needs to be removed from the lawn area. This means every pinch of wild grass, plants, leaves, roots, twigs, stones, etc. In short, everything. If there is a carpet of old grass before, this can be composted down and made into organic compost. If you use a systemic weed killer, wait at least 3 weeks after application before cleaning out the soil.
Dig It Out
Dig down to about 6 inches or more to mix up the soil. In the process, remove scraps found underneath, especially stones and other debris. If your topsoil is poor, bring in good quality soil from a reputable landscape supplier, such as Labrador Landscape Supplier.
Your Soil May Need Improving
If your soil is naturally sandy, this will not retain water for long. Mix in some topsoil and organic compost that you can purchase from a landscape supplier (also available from Labrador Landscape Supplier). If you have sticky clay soil, incorporate some gravel and organic compost to improve drainage and aeration.
Level and Firm it Up
At this stage, rake the soil to break down big lumps and to have an even surface. Get rid of humps and hollows. Now, firm up your soil by walking all over it, crisscrossing so you get to press every single bit of ground down. Start by going one way and then go back the other way to finish it off. You can ask family members to join in on a fun but organised effort.
Labrador Landscape Supplies
When searching for topsoils, gravel, organic compost, and other landscape materials, you can find an endless supply at Labrador Landscape Supplies. We offer a wide variety of supplies for all your landscaping and gardening needs. We can even help out when it’s time to lay turf for your new lawn. Get in touch today. Visit us at http://landscape-supply.com.au/.