How to Create a New Lawn:
The ULTIMATE Guide
Learn how to make a new lawn from scratch. A lawn that’ll make your neighbours greener than your new grass with envy.
It doesn’t matter if you’re creating a lawn for the kids to charge around on or a formal masterpiece. The process is pretty much the same. That said, if you want perfection, expect it to take 2-3 times longer.
Do it right and your lawn won’t only be a thing of beauty, it’ll be easy to look after. Half-arse it, and you’ll regret it!
Planning Your New Lawn
As the saying goes, ‘Failing to plan is planning to fail’. And creating a new lawn ain’t cheap so the last thing we want to do is cock it up! So here’s everything you need to consider before you even start.
For starters, if your current lawn is full of weeds and moss you’ll need to understand why. If not, your new lawn will likely end up in the same condition.
Also, think about how you plan to use your lawn and design it around your garden and lifestyle. This will help you decide whether you use turf or grass seed as well as which types.
Preparing the Ground For a New Lawn
Whether you choose to lay turf or sow grass seed, the ground preparation is the same. And like most things, the quality of the final finish will depend on the quality of the preparation. In fact, most of the difficulty is in preparing the ground. It takes a fair bit of graft, some patience, and I’m not going to lie, some expense.
You might need to buy or hire tools, invest in topsoil, soil improvers and fertilisers. But get the preparation right and the final result will be EPIC!
Creating a New Lawn With Turf
Creating a lawn with turf is easier than you might think, provided you’ve prepared the ground well.
Here you’ll learn how to choose the right kind of turf and where to buy it. I’ll show you how to work out how much you need with my handy dandy calculator. When and how to lay a turf lawn and how to care for it once you’ve laid it.
And if you don’t want to do it yourself, I’ll break down the costs of having a gardener do it for you.
Creating a Lawn From Grass Seed
If you’ve chosen to sow a new lawn from seed, you’ll find everything you need here. Again, it’s really not that difficult.
I’ll help you choose the right seed for your lawn and work out how much you need. You’ll also learn when and how to sow a new lawn and how to care for it as it grows.