Good preparation is key to the quality of your lawn.  Existing turf should be removed with a spade.  For larger areas you may wish to hire a purpose-designed turf cutter.  The soil then needs to be turned to an approximate depth of 15cm (6”) with a spade or powered cultivator.  The area must be cleared of stones, weeds, old turf and any other debris.

Topsoil can be added to build up levels or to improve the quality of the existing soil.  If you are unsure of your topsoil requirements use our calculator.  The ground should be raked to produce a smooth, level surface.  Take time to ensure an evenly firm and level area.  The area should be firm but not compacted.  You are now ready to lay your turf.