Monthly Archives: June 2009

Lifestyle Solutions Centre, Bundaberg

Landscaping Secrets to Success …. Bundaberg landscaping Specialists.

Hi there…no doubt you’ve seen our new Landscaping Display Centre, so we just wanted to give an update about the progress at the Display centre in Bundaberg. This week we have been flat out, the weather is great, foggy mornings & great days… all the paver garden edges are now complete, the irrigation team have installed a TORO automatic pop up and drip irrigation systems for lawns and gardens. The lawn areas have been prepared and  Oz Tuff’s new “OZ tuff” green couch has been laid in one area and the other is Sir Walter – soft buffalo.  This will give clients an easy comparison of the two grasses and how they perform in identical conditions and maintenance. GB masonry supplied retaining wall blocks for use in  a wide range of retaining wall applications and garden terraces. Check out the photos I have taken for you. Call our office today on 4155 5500 in bundaberg for advise on everything landscaping.

Tomorrow we’ll be finishing the planting, mulching and then preparing the base for artificial turf… thats going to be great with so many people asking about this. So keep an eye on the blog and see how good it really is. The best thing about today… well it rained just after laying the turf.. how good is that ! Keep an eye out for the Artifical turf to be going down soon… and we’ve obtained the Services of Premier Sports and Leisure to install Tennis Courts and sports playing areas…. its a professional  job and we’ve got the best for you… keep watching

bought to you by Lifestyle Landscaping Solutions , 78 Mt Perry Road, Bundaberg. written by Peter Moller

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Preparation for Laying turf in Bundaberg

Landscaping Secrets to Success … preparation for laying turf in bundaberg.

by Lifestyle Landscaping Solutions , 78 Mt Perry Road, Bundaberg. written by Peter Moller

Preparation is the key to laying turf in any project. Firstly you need to identify any potential areas when water is likely to cause problems with drainage. Either by falling the wrong direction or with too little fall in the required direction. When the fall is only slight  it is advisable to either use a laser level to identify the overall fall from one point to another, then divide this into the distance where the fall is required giving you “x “amount of fall per metre or use a line level to check the fall at any given point. You can set up a string line and peg the heights and screed a fine lawn dressing between the points. In some areas field grates may be necessary to take water from areas that will not drain by the method just described.

Often a bobcat and levelling bar will go close to establishing the correct falls then a simple hand levelling bar will finish the preparation. When turf meets adjoining surfaces always finish the prepared surface to a depth the same as the turf plus 10mm below the finished level to allow for future topdressing and thatch growth. Similarly where lawn meets existing turfed surfaces. This will provide an even transition from one lawn area to another. Lay turf across any slopes and always stagger the joints and cut joints cleanly with a sharp shovel or cane knife.

Fertilising.
Prior to laying turf Nitrophoska blu fertiliser will be evenly spread over the entire area to provide an immediate food source for freshly shooting roots for the new turf. Then apply again in 14-21 days at which time topdressing with a fine screened sand  is to be used to fill any voids and inconsistencies.

Laying Turf..

When laying turf, always lay a single row of turf to the perimeter of the entire area and against all garden edges and borders. This ensures no small cut pieces of turf are left exposed on external edges where they can dry out and die. Some light topdressing in ragged joints may be necessary when initially planted. In hot weather water must be applied as soon as possible to prevent turf from wilting in the heat of the day. However careful use of a turf roller in careful combination of hand watering will expell any air from between the new turf and the prepared surface. This method will prevent any turf browning and setback when effectively applied.

Follow this procedure and you will be well on the way to growing a quality lawn you will be proud of.

Next time we will discuss turf species suited to the bundaberg area. There are a number of turf growers in this area and several species that perform well. Please feel free to call me (Peter Moller) at Lifestyle Solution Centre Bundaberg if you need any further advise before you lay turf to your property 07 4155 5500 or call in to 78 Mt Perry Road Nth Bundaberg.  www.lifestylesolutions.net.au Check out the website of     www.oztuffturf.com.au for more information on species grown in this area.

by Lifestyle Landscaping Solutions , 78 Mt Perry Road, Bundaberg. written by Peter Moller