Spring is the best time to lay instant turf

Author: Stefan Palm   Date Posted: 23 September 2020 

While turf can be rolled out at any time of year, Spring is by far the best time!

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 20's. 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 opportunity to put down roots which will give it more drought tolerance in Summer and better resillience 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 your 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.  


Comments (1)

Sir Walter Buffalo

By: on 30 September 2018
Can you please advise me if you can grow Sir Walter from plugs? Our lawn area is quite heavily shaded and competes with a large box elder and large lilypily.

Paul Munns Instant Lawn Response
Hey David Buffalo grass can be grown from plugs however you will find that it is slow in shade. The more shade you have, the slower it will spread.

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