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Turf Install

Lawn Installation Perth

Lawn Installation

Carabooda Lawn has supplied premium turf varieties to Perth’s Landscapers for almost 40 years.  If DIY is not your preferred option, we can recommend one of our professional Landscapers experienced in soil preparation, reticulation, and lawn replacement projects with a dedication to delivering a premium service.


The Landscaper installing your turf deals directly with you, providing a quotation for work to be done eg. removing rubbish, amending soil, installing or repairing reticulation, levelling the site, applying fertiliser and wetting agent if required and installing one of Carabooda Lawn’s beautiful turf varieties.  Contact us today for more information.


Prior to looking at contracting Lawn Installation in Perth, make sure you purchase turf from a recognised and trusted roll on lawn supplier such as Carabooda Lawn. With a dedication to high standards, and a wide range of turf varieties, ready for installation across WA.


Carabooda Lawn can supply you with contact details for lawn installers in Perth, experienced in soil preparation, reticulation, and lawn replacement projects.



Prior to commencing your lawn installation, you will need a range of equipment, most of which can be purchased at Bunnings.

You will require a shovel, a rake, a wheelbarrow, a cutting knife, a screed bar and a compactor/roller. It is recommended to use sheets of ply or planks to avoid creating depressions in the final prepared levels. Personal items should include enclosed footwear, a pair of gardening gloves, a pair of safety glasses, a dust mask, a hat and possibly some sunscreen.


To determine the amount of lawn required for lawn installation, multiply the length by the width of the area to be planted. This will give you the total m2 required to complete the project.

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Site Preparation

Prior to your new lawn arriving ensure the area is free from debris, weeds and plant matter. Ideally, to assist with nutrient and water retention we recommend replacing the top 100mm with a high-quality loam landscape mix, and lightly compacting the final level 30mm below paving and/or driveways. To work out the quantity of landscape mix required, follow this formula – soil depth 0.1 x turf m2 = landscape mix m3. The optimum PH is 7.


Pop-up sprinklers should be set at ground level and work adequately to water the entire area. A firm moist soil bed encourages lawn establishment.

Installing your lawn

It is recommended to install your new lawn as soon as possible following receipt of your delivery. Water the prepared area before laying full rolls lengthwise around the perimeter, tamping as your progress. Then, working from the rear of the area to the front, lay the remaining lawn rolls in a brickwork pattern. Firmly butt rolls together by pushing, do not stretch the rolls.


It is crucial to water the area repeatedly till the task is finished if you are working on a large area. When the entire lawn has been laid down, compact it with a plate compactor or a roller to eliminate any air pockets and give the lawn a premium finish.


The Water Corporation has granted an exemption from watering restrictions for new lawns.


To obtain an exemption, phone 13 10 39 or apply online.


During the vital first days following lawn installation, your lawn should not be allowed to dry out. Over the first two weeks, apply water three times a day to a depth of 10mm per application, preferably early morning, mid-morning and early afternoon (6am, 10am, 2pm).


Once the lawn establishes, gradually reduce watering applications working towards applying 10mm twice weekly.



Your lawn should be lightly mowed after 10 – 12 days, preferably using a cylinder mower. The first mow should be set high, with reductions to the mowing height in subsequent mows to your desired finish.


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