We like this one article only because we're suckers for a good grass story plus Marg resonates with not only us at Oasis Lawns but probably plenty of frustrated gardeners with her advice i.e. just get out there and weed. Story of our lives most weekends.
Always spray the area with a weed killer to remove any weeds, vegetation or an existing lawn. And remember to always follow the instructions.
Digging out existing grasses is not always the best way to remove them, as some roots can go down more than a metre.
If your soil is not ideal and you need to improve the structure, cultivate with gypsum or organic matter for clay soils, and plenty of organic matter for sandy soils before spreading a 100MM layer of turf underlay soil mix. For more specific advice, don’t hesitate to contact Oasis Lawns in Childers on 1800 061 023.
If you have 150MM of good soil already, there’s no need to bring in any new soil. Just cultivate with a rotary hoe or by hand.
In some situations you may like to bring in a layer of turf underlay soil mix just to help you fine-tune your levels before putting down the turf.
Calculating how much soil you’ll need is pretty easy. For a depth of 100MM you’ll need one cubic metre per 10M2.
And spreading your soil is simple. Once your soil has been cultivated and you’ve spread your turf underlay soil mix, it’s a great idea to add some fertiliser, which really helps to get your lawn started and established. Mix whatever you’ve added into the top 75MM, level it out and you’re ready to go.
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