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Preparing your Block Before you Lay New Turf

One of the most popular ways of installing new lawns is to use roll on turf. While you can get your landscaper to do the job or buy the turf from a garden supplies store and do it yourself, a popular choice is to buy it directly from a turf farm and either do it yourself or have a contractor look after it for you..

Before you buy your new turf, you need to prepare your block so that you can lay it immediately. There are a lot of things to do if you are preparing a raw block, so make sure that you allow plenty of time. The three main steps when it comes to preparing an area for new roll on lawn are:

  • Get rid of everything else from the area:
    When it comes to preparing an area to lay lawn, the first thing to do is to remove everything else from the area. If there are existing weeds or lawn in the area, spray them with a knockdown weed killer at least two weeks before you plan to lay your new lawn.
    Give them a few days, and then get to work with a shovel. Remove all existing plants, including their roots, so that they can’t grow back. Get rid of any big rocks or roots that are in the area, and then use a rake to remove as many small rocks as you can. The cleaner you can get the space, the better your new lawn will look.

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