What’s the best way to transplant your turf from one end of your yard to the other? Read on for turf transplanting tips.
So you’ve found the perfect turf for your yard. You’ve spoken to Sydney Lawn and Turf. We’ve delivered your Kikuyu, Couch or Buffalo turf (whichever turf you’ve established is best suited to your yard) and you’ve had it installed by our expert crew. But then disaster strikes! You decide later on that no; your new Sir Walter turf would be much more impressive in your front yard where all the neighbours can see it. What do you do?
Option 1. Transplanting
Clear your area and put down some compost, being sure to rake evenly. Moisturise the new location. Then, locate an extra-healthy looking patch of your existing turf. Try to select turf growing in similar conditions to the new location (i.e. sunny or shaded). Divide the patch of turf to be moved into shovel-sized pieces and separate the roots of each piece by pushing a shovel about 10cm into the ground. After separating the roots, slide the shovel under your first piece, about 6cm deep. The turf should dislodge easily. Keeping the piece intact, transport it to your new location, ideally on the shovel, or in a wheelbarrow. Place the piece on the moistened soil/compost mix and gently push down so the roots make contact with the soil. Keep moist until the turf is successfully established in the new location.
Option 2. The Easier Turf Solution
You’ve already discovered how sturdy, soft and weather tolerant Sir Walter is. Why not keep your back yard in its current state and take the easier solution: invest in some more for your front yard? We have competitive turf prices; obligation-free quotes and an experienced team that can install your new Sir Walter turf while you get to kick back and keep your hands clean! Speak to Sydney Lawn and Turf Supplies on 1800 458 859.