Category Archives: Turf

We Chose Velvet Buffalo

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We moved into this place 4 months ago and have been working on the backyard ever since. This is the start of the retaining walls with all the dirt, rubble and rubbish still in place.   This is today There is still some work to be done, but this is now retained, reticulated and turfed. […]

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Replacing an Existing Lawn

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Sometimes your lawn gets to a point where it simply isn’t viable to revive it. It needs replacing and the question is ‘how’? Firstly let’s hope you have bobcat access, because if you don’t you’re in for a lot of hard grunt work digging it out. I still remember digging out 50sqm of buffalo on […]

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Sir Walter Gets Laid

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Sir Walter Buffalo turf always looks great when it goes down. Here’s one we did today in Balcatta. The ‘slabs’ of turf are a bit more expensive but they lay easier and take to the soil more easily too. If you can afford an extra couple of bucks/metre then its worth the investment

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Sir Walter v Velvet Buffalo

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Today I laid some velvet buffalo turf, the first time in a while I’ve been asked to do so. The client had some Sir Walter already laid so I took a photo and you can see the difference. In the pic above, the velvet is in the foreground while the Sir W is up the […]

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Replacing an Existing Lawn

When someone calls me and asks for a quote on replacing turf in an existing yard it is often more expensive than expected. Here’s why. Firstly there is the removal of the old lawn. That’s going to be a minimum of $450.00 if we get a bobcat in. You can do it manually but often […]

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Laying Sir Walter

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A few tips if you’re going to lay Sir Walter turf. – Make sure you get the soil levels right. Sir W is 40ml thick and gets pretty boofy so you could even excavate 50ml – get a sharp steak knife for cutting it. I sometimes go thru a knife each time I lay it! […]

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Why You Should Use a Compactor When Laying Lawn

If you’re going to lay turf then be sure and do it right by compacting it at the end. Yesterday it rained heavily and I was laying some wintergreen turf. The rain was washing away a lot of the soil on the rolls of turf making them lay unevenly and look lumpy. I had screeded […]

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Does Your Dog Dig Your Retic and Turf?

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Then here’s an idea for you! I laid this Sir Walter turf today and the clients asked me to lay a grid of chicken wire over the top of the lawn. The wire is approx 80ml squares and the idea is that the grass grows up thru it and the dogs are unable to dig […]

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Laying Sir Walter Buffalo

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Today I laid 120m of Sir Walter buffalo down in Trigg. I buy my Sir Walter from Superior Lawns and they supply a great product. About 18 months ago they went from doing buffalo in rolls to cutting it in slabs. While the rolls could sometimes be fragile and fall apart (esp in winter) the […]

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Laying Wintergreen Turf over a Large Area in Greenwood

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  This is the view from the back of the compactor as we finish off laying 220sqm of wintergreen turf. A few tips for laying over turf over large square areas: – Work extra hard to get it level as any blemishes in levels will show up over this size area. – You can help […]

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