Out with the old, in with the new! So your lawn needs a fresh start – returfing can be easy, if you follow this simple guide. It may appear daunting, but with the right equipment and advice, your new lawn is only a few steps away.
Step 1 CREATE A BLANK CANVAS
Remove any existing rocks, weeds and rubbish and apply a glyphosphate herbicide such as 'Roundup' or 'Zero', to the entire site. These products will kill all existing grass and weeds and prevent them from growing through your new lawn.
Step 2 RECYCLE EXISTING SOIL
Your new lawn relies on a number of vital nutrients to help it grow, all of which can be found in a quality top soil or sandy loam - available from your local landscape yard. You should apply enough soil for a 50 - 100mm depth coverage across the entire site. Next, you'll need to spread the soil across the site using a bobcat, dingo or shovel - depending on the size of the site.
REMOVE & REPLACE EXISTING SOIL
If your site contains hard, rocky, low quality soil and you suspect this contributed to problems with your previous lawn it is worth replacing the entire area with a new, quality top soil. Use a bobcat, dingo, or shovel and wheelbarrow to complete the removal process.
Step 3 PREPARE YOUR TOP SOIL
We recommend your new lawn has at least 50 - 100mm of clean, high quality topsoil as a foundation. Before you lay your lawn, ensure your prepared area is smooth, compacted and level, with no shallow spots. Leave approximately 35mm from the top of your soil, to the bottom of paths and garden edges.