Tips for Creating an Edible Garden

Tips For Creating An Edible Garden

Prepping for Installing Real Turf Grass: A Guide for a Lush Lawn

by Sherri Williams

A lush lawn is an essential part of any garden or home landscape. Nothing beats the natural beauty of real turf grass. But before you start installing real turf grass, there are some essential things you need to consider to ensure that your lawn grows healthy and looks great. In this guide, we'll discuss how to prepare and lay down real turf grass so you can enjoy a beautiful lawn for years to come.

Preparing the Soil

Before installing real turf grass, it is crucial to prepare the soil where you'll be laying it down. Start by removing any existing vegetation and debris from the area and ensuring that the soil is level. You can use a rotary hoe to break up the soil and loosen it to allow the roots to grow easily. Add compost or other soil improvers to enrich the soil and improve drainage.

Measuring and Ordering

Once you have prepared the soil, you'll need to measure the area to determine how much turf you'll need. Ordering the right amount of grass is crucial, as it can impact the health and growth of the lawn. When ordering, consider ordering a little extra turf in case you need it. One way to measure the area is to multiply the length by the width of the area to get the square footage. You can then divide the square footage by the turf's square footage to determine the number of rolls needed.

Laying Down the Turf

Once you've received the turf, prioritise laying it down immediately. Begin by laying the turf along one edge of the area, then work your way towards the opposite edge. It is important to lay the turf rolls tightly to eliminate any gaps. Ensure the seams of the rolls are staggered and tightly fit together to prevent them from separating. Use a sharp knife to trim the edges to fit seamlessly alongside garden beds or other lawn features.

Watering and Maintenance

After laying down the turf, water it thoroughly to allow the grass to establish its root system. Water your lawn frequently, ensuring the soil is always moist but not soaked. After the grass is established, you can reduce watering frequency, especially during times of rain or high humidity. Fertilise your lawn several times a year with a high-quality fertiliser to ensure it looks lush and healthy.


If you notice any bald spots or uneven growth, you may need to add more soil, fertiliser or water to the area. You may also need to use a lawn corer to eliminate compacted soil. Be sure to keep weeds and pests under control by using herbicides and pesticides designed for grass lawns. If you notice any unusual discolouration or patterns on your lawn, get in touch with a turf expert for advice.

Keep these tips in mind when looking for turf, such as sapphire buffalo turf, from a local supplier. 


About Me

Tips For Creating An Edible Garden

I've always been interested in gardening, and when I bought my first home ten years ago, I knew I wanted the garden space to be used to grow food, but I also wanted it to look beautiful. I started researching edible flowers and read about using companion plants interlaced with vegetable plants to create stunning displays of colour throughout the growing season. I realised I could design a garden that was both functional and pleasing to the eye and now only grow edible plants and flowers, such as pansies, borage, violas, lemon verbena, roses and nasturtiums. I started this blog to connect with others who enjoy growing their own food and to share my tips for creating an entirely edible garden. I hope you find my blog interesting and enjoyable to read.