Suitable for high traffic areas, hard wearing, best recovery rate of all varieties
Soft and lush, retains good winter colour.
Great Southern Turf is Albany’s biggest turf farm, it is a family run business employing local people. Servicing the wider Great Southern and beyond. No job is too big or small, from the smallest residential yard to large sporting fields and commercial requirements. We handle it all. We pride ourselves on friendly, professional service.
What We Do
Growers of Kikuyu Roll-on lawn.
We supply Shredded Turf.
We deliver. Includes delivery of turf with mobile fork lift, returning to collect empty pallets. Please ring for quotes. Pick-up also available.
Buy From Great Southern Turf and Save!
When you buy directly from the grower you get the best quality lawn and save money as well. Our turf can be cut and delivered on the same day, reducing any unnecessary stress to grass. Pre-ordering is essential to ensure your lawn is ready on the precise day you need it.
Call us now on 9846 4475 or Contact Us by email to find out more.
Please follow the simple helpful steps listed below for successful planting and maintenance of your new lawn. Your lawn is delivered in premium condition, it is up to you to maintain it.
Step 1. Ordering and Delivery
Measure the lawn in square metres (length x width) and prepare the site. Remove all stones, weeds and foreign matter. Level the area. Rake the soil to desired grades and allow 2cm below pavement, 1cm below sprinklers. Apply pelletised fowl manure at a rate of 20kg per 60sqm of soil. Just before delivery or pick-up water the prepared site thoroughly to settle soil and provide a moist base for the turf installation.
Step 2. Laying of Turf
Install your new turf immediately upon pick-up/delivery. However, if any delays do occur keep the turf in the shade and spray regularly to prevent it from drying out. The turf will last about 3 days and then it will begin to yellow. Even after a week it can still be rolled out and it will go green again after a week or so in the sun.
Lay turf along the straightest edge, such as a driveway or fence line, butting ends tightly together without stretching. Avoid gaps and overlaps. Lay turf in a brick-work like pattern and using a serrated bread knife, trim the corners and edges. Cut around sprinklers as soon as you come across them. Water the lawn as soon as sufficient turf has been laid. For best results water thoroughly and then roll or compact. Any low spots may be lightly dressed with soil.
Please note: although you may have removed all visible weeds from the area for your new turf, weed seeds can lay dormant in your soil for up to 7 years and can germinate and thrive with the regular watering and fertilisers applied to your new lawn. Seeds also blow in from neighbouring properties.
Step 3. Watering
Watering is very important in the first two weeks. The turf should never be allowed to dry out, as it cannot use the soils moisture until the new roots develop.
1st week – 3 times daily for around 10 min/even more in really hot weather.
2nd week – twice daily. Before 9am and 3pm.
3rd week – once a day. Before 9am.
4th week – Every second day and so on.
If water restrictions apply you can contact the Water Authority and register your name and address, which will allow you to water your lawn between the hours of 9am – 3pm. Watering should be progressively reduced to encourage deep root growth. Once established your lawn will only require one or two waterings (15 min each) per week, depending on weather conditions. This will encourage a strong root system and a great looking lawn.
Step 4. Mowing and Maintenance
Your new lawn should be mowed approximately 2 weeks after laying. The first cut should be set high, and then slowly reduced to the desired height, as the lawn gets stronger. Mow your lawn regularly in the summer months and occasionally in winter. It is important to remove excess clippings to avoid thatch build up.
Fertilise your lawn straight after your first mow; ensuring fertilizer is always watered in well, then approximately every two months from then on. Apply light applications, with slightly heavier applications at the beginning of spring.
HELPFUL HINTS FOR LAWN MAINTENANCE
Lawn and weeds are in competition with each other. So a healthy, strong lawn
will choke out weeds.
Mowing favours the lawn and helps kill weeds.
Don’t mow your lawn too short (this is the biggest lawn killer in summer),
minimum 1-1.5cm leaf length.
Mow a little bit off your lawn often, rather than a lot off rarely.
It’s better to mow when lawn is dry.
Fertilise a little, regularly (6-8 weekly) rather than a lot, rarely.
Water in the mornings for about 15 mins twice weekly, also during dry spells in winter.