FAQ

Turf Maintenance:

How much water does my new lawn need? During the warmer months new turf will require 25mm of water daily until it is established (usually 10 – 14 days). Once the lawn has established it will need 25mm of water a week. Visit our lawn care page for more info.

How long will it take for my new lawn to establish? During the warmer months a newly laid lawn will take between 10 -14 days to establish. In the colder months newly laid lawn will take approximately 4 weeks. These times will vary depending on variety of turf and climate.

What is the best time of year to lay new lawn? You can lay new lawn any time of the year. Just keep in mind turf will take a little longer to establish in the colder months however will require more water in the warmer months.

How do I prepare my site? Correct ground preparation is important for a successful lawn. Visit our turf-laying page for detailed information on site preparation.

Can I lay new turf in winter? Yes, it is a great time of year to lay new turf, as it requires less water, although it will take slightly longer to establish.

When should I mow my lawn for the first time after laying it? Usually your lawn will need its first mow about 1 month after installation. You will need to make sure your lawn is well established to prevent damage from the mower.

How do I prevent pet urine affecting my lawn? We believe there is a product on the market called “Dog Rocks” that will help with this problem. Otherwise there is not much that can be done.

 

Fertilize:

When is the best time to fertilize? Autumn and Spring are the optimal times of year to fertilize.

What fertilizer should I use? It is best to use a Fertilizer with a blend close to N:12 P:1 K:12 (N= nitrogen, P= phosphorus, K= potassium)

 

 

Turf Recommendations:

What is the best turf variety for shade? Kings Pride Buffalo is the most shade tolerant Buffalo however other shade tolerant buffalo grass are also available.

What is the best turf for drought tolerance? Empire Zoysia or Conquest Couch are the best for drought tolerance.

What is the best turf variety for a sunny area? All varieties are suitable for a sunny area.

What is the best turf variety for a sunny area? All varieties are suitable for a sunny area

Which turf is best for lawn grub resistance? Empire Zoysia is the only lawn grub resistant variety on the market and will not require any insecticide application.

 

 

Technical Specification:

What size is a roll of turf? 173cm x 58.5cm or 68 inches x 23 inches.

What is the thickness of the turf roll? Thickness will vary depending on the variety of the turf, somewhere between 25mm – 50mm.

How many square meters do a roll of turf equal? One roll of turf equals to 1m2.

How much turf will fit in my box trailer? For a standard 6×4 box trailer you will fit approximately 50 rolls (50m2) of turf. Don’t forget your ropes and tarp to secure your load afterwards.

What is the thickness of the turf roll? Thickness will vary depending on the variety of the turf, somewhere between 25mm – 50mm.

How do I calculate how much turf I need? Check out our How to Measure page.

 

 

Our Services:

Does Hi Quality Turf have a laying service? Yes. This will be an additional charge that includes laying of turf only (no preparation work).

Does Hi Quality Turf have a ground preparation service? Yes, preparation can be organised in most areas.

Can I pick up my turf? Yes. Pick up is available from our farm at Pitt Town.

Can I pick up my turf? Yes. Pick up is available from our farm at Pitt Town.

How do I know I am getting a genuine PBR / licensed variety? A certificate of authenticity is available on request when purchasing these varieties.

Does Hi Quality Turf sell top soil? No

Are the grass varieties available in seed form? Most varieties are not available in seed form. We don’t stock any lawn seed.

Does Hi Quality Turf sell synthetic / artificial turf? No, we produce only the real stuff. Please view our article on the benefits of natural turf vs synthetic turf.

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