Before installing your new lawn it is crucial to prepare your lawn to ensure it’s success.
To prepare your lawn:
- Spray the area with a weed killer to remove any unwanted weeds, vegetation or an existing lawn.
- You can use a weed killer such as Glypho 360.
- Always follow the instructions on the product you are using.
- Some roots can go down to over a metre, so digging out existing grasses is not always a good way to kill them.
To improve the structure of your soil:
- Cultivate with Gypsum organic matter for clay soils.
- Use plenty of organic matter for sandy soils.
- Spread a 100mm layer of turf underlay soil mix.
If you have 150mm of good soil:
- There is no need to bring in any new soil.
- Cultivate with a rotary hoe or by hand.
- If needed, you can bring in a layer of turf underlay soil mix, to help fine tune the levels before laying the turf down.
Calculating how much soil you will need:
- For a depth of 100m you will need 1 cubic metre per 10m2.
Once your soil has been cultivated and you have spread your turf underlay soil mix:
- Add Sir Launcher, which helps to get your lawn started and established.
- Mix whatever you have added into the top 75mm and level it out.