Under Turf Soil
What is Under Turf Soil?
This is a fantastic blend made specifically for under new turf. It consists of screened top soil, ash, sand and a samll amount of composted chicken manure. This is a free draining mix promoting good root development and growth ensuring your turf gets off to a great start! The extra ash prevents compaction and clumping. The end result…..A beautifully level lawn!
What are it's uses?
Under Turf Soil can be used for under turf and also as a commercial garden blend. Many gardeners and landscapers use this one soil for all their garden applications.
Recommended by Glenn Jury, Proprietor of Dial-A-Bobcat and Patrick Burke, Proprietor of SOS Turf.
How do I calculate how much I need?
Measure the area you need to fill with Under Turf Soil. Say for example, you are going to level and build up an area of your new lawn or grass area and the area is 10m long by 2m wide by 200mm deep. The calculation would be:
Formula: Length (m) x Width (m) x Depth (m) = m3
10 x 2 x 0.200 = 4
That means that you require 4m3 Under Turf Soil for this area.
Anything else to consider?
Many new lawns are laid straight onto exisitng soil which can be hard, compacted and not level. It will therefore require much greater attention to get a good lawn established. If you do lay your new turf onto Under Turf Soil it will retain water, provide nutrients and create a beautiful level surface for your new grass (provided you have levelled itoff before laying the turf.) To give your lawn the best possible start, lay a minimum of 100mm of soil which will act as a water and nutrient reservoir for the turf and ultimately save you dollars.
Our soils are nutrient rich, however, plants, grass and the weather will deplete the soil of these nutrients and therefore you should fertilise regularly to get the best growth out of your plants. If you are not sure what fertiliser to use call our friendly sales staff or take a photo of your garden and bring it in and we can suggest the best fertiliser for the plants in your garden. As a general rule you can use Organic Xtra on all your exotic gardens and lawns and you can use Turf Master on all your lawns, but also on your Native gardens. Native plants do not like high levels of phosphorus and turf/lawn fertilisers generally have low levels of phosphorus, but always check the nutrient levels on the packaging. Nutrient levels on fertilisers are listed in this format: N:P:K. The 'N' is for Nitrogen. The 'P' is for Phosphorus and the 'K' is for Potassium. Nitrogen promotes leaf growth and greens up your plants. Phosphorus promotes root growth and development and Potassium promotes flower and fruit growth.