Spring is the best time to lay instant turf

Author: Stefan Palm   Date Posted: 15 September 2021 

While turf can be rolled out at any time of year, Spring is by far the best time! With the right advice, you can install it yourself and instantly transform your back or front yard.

With Spring in the air, you may find yourself irresistibly drawn to your garden to do some maintenance or to tackle that project you've been thinking about all Winter. If you're considering putting a new lawn in, there couldn't be a better time than right now.

Why is Spring the best time?

The most popular turf varieties (couch, kikuyu and buffalo)  grow best when temperatures are consistently into the mid-'20s. This is because they are classified as warm-season grasses meaning the warmer it is, the faster they grow. The official growing season for these varieties is from September through to May making right now the start of the season. A lawn planted now will have around 9 months of establishing time giving it plenty of opportunities to put down roots which will give it more drought tolerance in Summer and better resilience next Winter. 

On top of this, there is the added advantage of the extra rain around which takes the pressure off of you having to intensively water the lawn while it establishes.  When laying turf in hot dry weather, watering is required up to 4 times a day for 3-4 weeks to ensure it doesn't dry out. Laying turf in spring may only require you to water once or twice per day. 

If you're thinking about rolling out turf before Christmas, take advantage of these early Spring days and get started now. 

How do you install instant turf?

A large percentage of our customers tackle their turf projects themselves, even without past experience. We recon it's fairly straight forward so we've created this video to answer some of the questions you might have.  

If you'd prefer to read a step by step guide, have a look at our laying guide for more information. When you're ready for a chat, give us a call on 8298 0555 and we'll answer all of your questions and give you all the advice you need to get your project up and running.