If you are lucky even to call the Sunshine Coast home and are looking at installing lawn turf then we have put together a checklist to help you on your way.
Local Turf Supplies are Best
Along the same lines as when you purchase fruit and vegetables, with turf – fresh is best. When installing turf on the Sunshine Coast you should buy from a local turf supplier. Not only will this ensure that the lawn turf you buy is exactly suited to the local weather conditions, but you will get turf which is fresher. To give your new lawn the best chance at establishing and building a strong root system, the ideal is to get the grass laid as close as possible to the time it was cut at the turf farm. How do you do this? Find a local turf supplier that is also a turf farm, like Daleys Turf. This way the turf can be cut and rolled or palleted right before the time you either pick it up or have it delivered. Reducing the time between cutting and installation as well as transportation time will ensure that the roots of your new lawn plants will not dry out.
Cost of Turf
Depending on the size of your backyard, installing a new turf can be a fairly expensive exercise so it’s important to make the right decision.
As a guide, Sir Walter turf prices set around $12 per square metre of turf but costs will vary depending on your location, whether you buy direct or through a reseller, order amount. Other varieties of lawn will also come at varying costs.
The cost of the turf alone is just one aspect to consider – you also need to include extras as applicable such as trailer hire or delivery costs, soil additives, roller hire, installation costs, fertiliser and water. Laying a new turf can be a DIY job, as long as you have a few able bodies to help with the laying, rolling and watering but if that’s not your thing then installation services can be employed.
Daleys Turf are a local turf supplier that grows, sells and installs turf on the Sunshine Coast, as well as the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Ipswich. Turf farm pick up and free delivery is available on Sunshine Coast orders. Conditions apply so please see our website home page for further information.