Install your turf as soon as it is delivered; do not leave it to the next day. Your turf will be heating up in the stack and the sooner it is opened up, the cooler it will get.

  1. Apply a lawn starter

    We recommend you use Botanica lawn starter at one handful per square metre over the prepared area to help establish the root system of your new lawn.

  2. Start laying your lawn along the straightest and longest edge

    Push each roll firmly together (without stretching), laying in a brickwork pattern. Ensure rolls that are laid down steep slopes are pegged to stop movement.
    Trim the new lawn with a sharp knife around plants and edges. For warm seasons grasses like Kikuyu, Couch and Soft Leaf Buffalo, a light top dressing of washed sand is beneficial. This will help retain moisture and smooth out any cracks or gaps in the roll.

  3. Lightly roll your new lawn to achieve contact with the soil underneath

    Water immediately to saturate the lawn and ensure the soil underneath is wet. Water daily or more often for about 4 weeks, keeping the lawn moist until it is firmly rooted in. Then water less frequently and for longer periods to encourage a stronger, deeper root system.

3 steps to a beautiful lawn

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