Site Preparation

Step 1 – Clear the area

The amount of preparation required will vary from site to site, but the more preparation, the better your lawn can grow. And remember, we can help you at every step of the way. The first thing that needs to happen is clearing all existing lawn, weeds, rocks and debris from your chosen turf site. If you’re going to spray for weeds, we recommend spraying no less than 14 days before laying your new turf. If you need help clearing the site, contact us for a free quote.

Step 2 – Prepare the Soil

You may wish to test your soil to see what kind of preparation it needs. If your soil has a low pH level, it needs lime. If your soil is compacted or has a high clay content, it needs gypsum. Your soil will need turning, and we recommend using an organic turf underlay. Your finished soil level needs to be 3cm lower than your paths, driveways, pavers, and curbs so that the turf sits flush. If you need help preparing the soil, contact us for a free quote.

Step 3 – Measure the area

Before we can lay the turf we’ll need to calculate the size of your site and determine the required amount of turf. There are simple formulas for calculating areas of different sizes. For a square or rectangular yard, multiply the width by the height. For a circular site, multiple the radius by itself and then by π (3.14). For a triangular landscape, multiply the height of the triangle by its base width divided by 2. See our measuring guide below.

To get a great lawn growing, that’s good for both you and the environment, contact Mardi Park Turf today.