Archive for Lawn Installation Blogs – Page 2

Installing Turf – Part 1 – Measuring

The first step in installing turf needs to happen way before you even place the turf order – measuring. Using the Harden Park Lawns simple steps, calculating how many square metres of turf you need to order from us is a simple exercise.

How to calculate the amount of turf you will need
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The best type of lawn for North Queensland

As you can imagine, different grass varieties act quite differently in different soil types and climates. Some are shade tolerant, salt tolerant, frost tolerant, drought tolerant. Some love a more acidic soil, some not so much. There is no one perfect grass variety to suit every location. If you want a healthy lawn, then you need to start with the best quality turf and the best turf variety for your needs and local conditions.
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Why do different lawn types vary in price?

You might think that turf is turf and therefore be a bit confused as to why different lawn varieties cost different amounts. You buy each turf by the square metre, so why do the different lawn types vary in price?
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How much does a new lawn cost?

We all want to make sure we don’t waste money. We all want value for our money. And many have had to consider the question ‘how much does a new lawn cost?
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Getting ready for a new lawn

Before you order, arrange a delivery of, and/or install your new lawn it’s crucial that you get the preparation of the area right. This applies to both a whole new lawn and if you are just adding a small amount of turf. When you are preparing for your new Harden Park Lawns instant turf lawn you need to have a minimum of 100mms of well worked soil underneath.
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The low down on Sir Walter Buffalo grass

In the mid-90’s Brent Redman developed Sir Walter Buffalo grass in Australia’s Hunter Valley and in doing so created a turf perfectly suited to the Australian lifestyle and climate. This was a non-itchy lawn that would not only stay green all year round, but needed less maintenance and watering than other varieties of lawn. Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo grass is now Australia’s favourite lawn and outstrips the competition in terms of softness and resilience.

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Benefits and Cost Effectiveness of an Instant Lawn

laying-turfMany people have been led to believe that installing instant turf is expensive, but how true is that claim when compared to the alternatives?

When we consider the costing of covering a 10 metre square part of your property the figures really are quite astounding. Keep in mind too that the figures below are general in nature but do include costs for site preparation, underlay, soil, surface preparation, supply and install.
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Getting a new lawn in time for summer starts here – Part 2

turf-choice-2Continuing on from Part 1 of our ‘getting a new lawn in time for summer starts here’, the Harden Park Lawns team works through the other issues you need to consider when choosing a variety of lawn for your North Queensland yard.
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Getting a new lawn in time for summer starts here – Part 1

turf-choiceYou still have time to have your new lawn in time for summer but first, you have a very important decision to make; which lawn variety will you choose.
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Understanding thatch levels

When you move into a new home with a lawn, or install a new lawn, the thatch build-up might not register with you and with good reason. Many varieties of Buffalo lawn in Australia are naturally a low thatch type of lawn, as are common varieties of Kikuyu. But, here’s the important bit…some new varieties of lawn available are not low thatch.
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