Installation of Turf

Our very experienced team will transform your lawn into something you can really be proud of.

We provide installation services from
Taupo through to Whangaparaoa.

  • Spray

  • Order

  • Cultivate

  • Lay

  • Level

  • Roll

  • Consolidate

  • Water

  • Fertilise

  • Mow

How can we help?

Spray

The site first if weeds are a problem using Roundup or a similar non-residual herbicide.It is preferable to leave this for 7 – 14 days to ensure that an adequate result has been achieved. In some instances, a follow up spray may be required.

Cultivate

The site by digging or using a rotary hoe to a depth of 100mm. This is often avoidable on new sites where fresh topsoil has been applied.

Level

The site using a board, rake or screed. If necessary, add topsoil to fill any hollows or low spots. Allow 5 – 10mm around your edges to allow or the thickness of the turf.

Consolidate

The area by tramping by foot or using a light garden roller. This is a very important part of the process to ensure that moisture retention is adequate. This ensures that the surface does not deteriorate after installation. Once this has been completed, it may be necessary to give the soil a final rake to smooth out any foot prints or imperfections in the surface.

Fertilise

The entire area with an even application of Preplant fertiliser at 4kg/1000m2 which is available from Finelawn. Just enquire from one of our friendly staff when you place an order.

Lay

Your turf in a staggered brick like fashion , preferably starting from a straight edge.The turf must be laid immediately upon delivery. It should be stored in a cool or shady site. Ensure that all edges and ends are tightly butted together. Cut and trim any extra ends by using a sharp knife.

Roll

Your lawn after installation to ensure that there is good contact between the turf and the soil. This is best achieved by using a light garden roller.

Water

The turf within 30 minutes of installation. Maintain watering up to saturation point until the turf is firmly rooted. Ideally, watering should occur in the morning with a light spray at the hottest part of the day (2-3pm) during summer, just to remove the heat from the surface. Avoid ponding of water, especially on hot sunny days as that water will heat up and scorch the grass. Watering should exceed the rate of evapotranspiration, which is the rate at which the water is lost from the soil and plant system. In the height of summer, this water loss can exceed 6mm per day. To ensure this is being done, place a dish on the lawn where the sprinkler is going to accurately determine how much water you’re actually applying.

Mow

Your new lawn little and often after installation. The first cut should occur within seven (7) days of installation with ideally follow up cuts occurring every 5-6 days. Always remove the litter by using a catcher. Ensure that the mover blades are sharp so that the leaf blade is cut rather than torn. As a rule of thumb, remove no more than 20% of the total leaf area with each cut and maintain cutting heights as the recommended height.

HAPPY CUSTOMERS

Testimonials

Sir Patrick Hogan

“Finelawn has been maintaining my lawns for a number of years. I am very satisfied with their regularity of attending to the lawn and their overall services. I fully endorse Finelawn and recommend them to anybody wishing to use them”

Wallie and Betty Newport

“We’ve been a customer of Finelawn for over 11 years. We used their services to lay and maintain a new lawn at our home. Their regular maintenance program is very useful and much appreciated. We highly recommend their services”

Jim and Judy Palmer

“We usually don’t have the time or expertise to take care of our large lawn. We’ve been grateful to have your knowledgeable, capable and friendly staff maintain our lawn for over 10 years. We appreciate the year round service as the lawn is always in tip top condition”

Li’l Pumpkins

“Finelawn has been servicing our lawn at our Tamahere Centre for over 15 years. It has always looked green and lush which the parents love. Finelawn is always professional to deal with, we have been very impressed and satisfied with their level of service”

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