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We are fortunate today that many lawn varieties are available, including those suitable for difficult growing environments. Whether the difficulty comes from the slope of the yard, shade, condition of the soil or climate, often it can all be overcome by simply selecting the right variety of lawn and the preparation you undertake before installing the lawn.

Some lawn varieties are better than others at handling difficult growing environments and the best one in particular is Sir Walter DNA Certified Premium turf. Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo Lawn was cultivated as a tough turf specifically for the harsh Australian environment. A low maintenance grass, Sir Walter Buffalo lawns are soft underfoot and incredibly easy to maintain. Sir Walter has been created to be shade tolerant as well as pest resistant, salt tolerant and self-repairing, so it’s a great choice all round.

Lawn Solutions for Difficult Growing Areas

Before installing your new lawn it is crucial to prepare your lawn to ensure its success. Ensure that you have appropriate drainage systems installed and level out any dips or uneven parts of the yard.

To prepare your lawn:

  • Spray the area with a weed killer to remove unwanted weeds, vegetation or an existing lawn.
  • You can use a weed killer such as Glypho 360.
  • Always follow the instructions on the product you are using.
  • Some roots can go down to over a metre, so digging out existing grasses is not always a good way to kill them.

To improve the structure of your soil:

  • Cultivate with Gypsum organic matter for clay soils.
  • Use plenty of organic matter for sandy soils.
  • Spread a 100mm layer of turf underlay soil mix.

If you have 150mm of good soil:

  • There is no need to bring in any new soil.
  • Cultivate with a rotary hoe or by hand.
  • If needed, you can bring in a layer of turf underlay soil mix, to help fine tune the levels before laying the turf down.

Calculating how much soil you will need:

  • For a depth of 100m you will need 1 cubic metre per 10m2.

Once your soil has been cultivated and you have spread your turf underlay mix:

  • Add Sir Launcher, which helps to get your lawn started and established.
  • Mix whatever you have added into the top 75mm and level it out.

By ensuring that you have adequate drainage, a level surface and soil in the best possible condition before you even get to the stage of installing the lawn, you will be in a much better position to have a lush, green, thriving lawn despite the initial difficult growing conditions.


Backed by a 10 Year Warranty

All our turf varieties are backed by a 10 Year Warranty for your peace of mind

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Client Feedback

As everyone else has said. Expert advice. Terrific service. Highly recommended!
Sean O'Connor
Our excellent experience with Daleys Turf started when Harley Schenk arrived at our home to assess our requirements for a new front lawn. His expertise coupled with his friendly manner and detailed explanation created an immediate confidence that assurred us we had chosen the best company for our needs. Harley arrived on schedule, was well presented and wasted no time in preparing the quote. On the day of installation again he arrived on time with his colleague Patrick and together they carried out the task. They were painstaking in their efforts in preparing the site and laying the new turf. I have witnessed many lawns being laid in our suburb and I can honestly state that my lawn stands out from the rest, due to the quality of the product and the meticulous standard of Harley's workmanship. If you think your lawn is in need of replacement do not hesitate to engage Harley at Daleys Turf, you will not be disappointed.
Colette Taylor
Very happy with the service and product from Daleys Turf. Harley was a pleasure to deal with and nothing was too much trouble. The lawn looks fantastic, advice was spot on and workmanship very professional. would highly recommend Daleys to any prospective customers. Thanks again!
Ross Ginns
What an amazing bunch of men. Friendly, efficient, very knowledgable. A special thanks to Terry who went above and beyond his work requirements. Much appreciated for all your help. I would have no trouble in recommending this company or their staff.
John Hadlow
Daleys Turf are a really great business to help you with all your lawn needs.We had a problem with drainage at our property and lost some of the turf that Daleys had supplied.Harley and the staff were very understanding,helpful and honoured the guarantee, supplied replacement turf.We would highly recommend this business and particularly Harley for excellent service
ross shinkel
I couldn't be happier with my experience with Daley's Turf! Not only is the product first class, but all of my interactions with the staff were very positive and helpful. I loved the energy of everyone I spoke to and my new turf looks amazing! Well worth the drive up from Ipswich. Thanks again guys!
Chris Smallwood
We have no hesitation in recommending Daley's Turf to you. They have delivered a first rate product in a professional manner. There was great communication with the company. The turf was ordered, an onsite inspection and discussion of alternatives and in no time we have a beautiful lawn. Special thanks to Harley for making it happen.
Peter Hamlyn
Terry and Harley worked absolute wonders! So happy with our new lawn... from start to finish they were really easy to deal with and offered great advice! As soon as it was laid it looked like it had been there forever and it took to the soil beautifully! Terry was kind enough to give me his sprinkler and tap timer when he noticed ours had been broken - above and beyond! Pictures just under 4 weeks after installation - front before mow, inside fence after it's first mow! These are unedited... it's so green!! Thank you Daleys Turf!
Karra Haight
I am so impressed with the quality of the turf and the service provided by Daleys Turf that I would highly recommend them to anyone. My new lawn is amazing and Daleys have quality products to look after it. The staff are very knowledgeable and gave me great advice for looking after my new lawn. Very happy.
Laura Young
We are very happy with our new lawn laid recently by Daleys turf. We found Harley and all the staff at Daleys not only friendly but very professional. We found them very competitive and the job was carried out with the minimal of fuss. We would have no hesitation in recommending Daleys Turf.
Bruce Fraser
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