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At Daleys Turf we provide you with a wealth of very useful information to make the best decision with your new lawn purchase. Please find a list of frequently asked questions below that we get asked here at Daley’s Turf. 

What is the thickness of Sir Walter turf for preparation of area for laying?

When preparing a new area, you will need to allow 45mm for your Sir Walter slab to sit on top. This enables the lawn to sit at the correct heights, especially when along side driveways, pathways and garden edging which normally determines your levels.

How long will the turf keep on a pallet before it needs to be laid?

Ideally, your turf needs to be laid within 24 hours of receiving it. In the cooler months it can last longer but getting it down as soon as you can will be a better result for the lawn in the long run.

When can I give my lawn its first mow?

This usually takes place within 10-21 days, depending on the season. The warmer time of the year it will take root faster.

To test to see if your lawn is ready for a mow, just grab hold of the turf mat and see if you can lift it, if it doesn’t lift, then you can mow.

Always best to give your lawn a drink straight after the first mow.

Don’t let your lawn get too long before its first mow. If your lawn is in quite a bit of shade, it could probably be left a bit longer.

What height should a sir walter lawn be mown at?

You should maintain your Sir Walter lawn at 35mm height (usually 3rd -4th notch from the bottom). If your lawn is in plenty of shade, raise the mower height to 5 or 6 on your mower and mow less frequently.

How much topsoil/underlay should we put down?

50-100mm of underlay is ideal. Use a good quality sandy loam from your local landscape yard.

When’s the best time to lay turf?

Here on the Sunshine Coast we can lay lawns all year round, however we do find laying in the summer months is just hard work and requires a lot more watering, so for that reason we suggest to avoid December and January if possible.

How often should I water my new lawn?

New lawns will need to be watered heavily on the day of installation, then morning and night in hot weather for at least 3 weeks, cooler weather just once a day for 3 weeks, and all you will be doing is keeping the soil moist, making it attractive for the new roots to make their home.

Why is Sir Walter better than other buffalo’s varieties?

Sir Walter’ has proven it self over the last 12 years that it has been in production;

  • Thick matt that suppresses all other weeds
  • Lawn grubs don’t normally bother it
  • The most drought tolerant of all buffalo’s
  • Green all year round
  • The best shade variety on the market
  • Has the best resistance to herbicides and fungus
  • Quicker recovery after wear and tear

Why is Sir Walter so expensive?

Normal turf takes about 4-6 months to grow ready for harvest, meaning we can get at least 2 crops per year, but ‘Sir Walter’ takes a full 12 months to grow ready for our customers, and we also have to replant our paddocks or leave a ribbon behind which adds to the cost.

Do I need to top dress newly laid ‘Sir Walter’?

No, if you lay your slabs properly there is no need to top dress. Top dressing is only done when you need to repair your lawn due to poor nutrients or levels.


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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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