Yes, we recommend applying organic matter such as Turfgro or animal manure. Apply this first before laying instant lawn.
Top dressing should only be required to correct any unevenness in ground preparation. If top dressing is required, it should only be done in late spring or early summer with a sandy loam and no more than 10mm should be applied per top dressing. The tips of the leaves should still be visible after top dressing. Quite often a low mowing combined with fertilising and deep watering in spring will achieve the same results easier and cheaper than top dressing.
Yes we install lawn in the South East of South Australia. We also have an accredited Turfguy located in Adelaide servicing both metro and non - metro areas. Our Turf guy can provide you with professional service and advice.
Yes, we deliver South Australia state wide and Western Victoria. Transport permitting.
Sir Walter Buffalo does not come as lawn seed. It is only available as instant lawn.
Turf must be kept moist at all times until the roots have established. In normal heat conditions you will need to water 3-4 times per day for 10 minutes. If hot and/or windy, more frequent watering will be needed. The turf closest to concrete and edge areas may dry our quicker, these areas may need more water. If the turf appears to lose colour during the first month after laying, watering has not been sufficient and should be immediately increased.
For square or rectangular areas multiply two sides together ie: 18m x 7m = 126m². For irregular sites divide up into smaller squares or triangles, calculate each individual area then add them together.
Our comprehensive site preparation guide will you prepare your soil and your ground before you lay your lawn. Please visit our site preparation page
Apply a clay breaker such as gypsum which will condition heavy clay soil and assist with drainage. A good quality soil must then be added.
1 to 1½ hours per 50m² (1 pallet approx).
24 – 48 hours.
It is always recommended to lay upon delivery. In the cooler months the turf may keep for 4-5 days and in the hotter months only 2 days.
Single axel trailer can carry up to 40m², you should not exceed this amount as trailer breaks are required by law. Tandem trailers can carry up to 100m².
Sir Walter DNA Certified ensures you are purchasing genuine, high quality, DNA tested Sir Walter Buffalo and not one of the imitation varieties currently within the turf industry.
Starter fertiliser, Rake, Roller, Gloves, Shovel, Hose.
Sir Walter Buffalo or RTF Fescue are the most shade tolerant lawns.
Each slab is approx 0.5m², 400mm wide x 1200mm long, 30mm thick and weighs approx. 5-8kg when dry.
All year round.
We recommend a good quality top soil such as Turfgro, but any type of soil base from a sandy loam (80% sand / 20% loam) to a heavy clay base can be used provided there is good drainage.
The first mowing should not be done until the roots have established and the turf can no longer be lifted. The first mow should only be a light trim, and never take more than a third of the leaf off in any single mow.
Prior to laying, the soil should be fertilised with Sir Launcher Fertiliser and again six weeks after installing using a SW Fertiliser. Fertilise every eight weeks for the first twelve months. Once established, fertilise early spring, early summer and mid autumn. The autumn fertilising is essential for the lawn to withstand the winter conditions.
A fast repairing lawn is best. We would recommend Sir Walter Buffalo, Nullarbor Couch, Eureka Kikuyu.
Slabs are easier and lighter to handle and endure less stress than 1m² rolls, giving you a quicker and healthier establishment.
Thank you to you (Andrew) and your workers for contributing to a successful race track upgrade. Your work is of very high standard and much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you at the races, where you can see the track upgrade in use.
Thanks very much for the Sir Walter DNA lawn and thanks for your great service. The whole idea to use Sir Walter was to highlight the tinted windows and sandstone on our new home. I believe I have achieved this. Let alone the easy maintenance going forward.
Sunnyside Instant Lawn provided us with an grass option to complement our modern home. We chose Sir Walter Buffalo that has an intense green colour and its softness suits our children playing outside. It was a pleasure working with Sunnyside and we would highly recommend them to anyone considering any instant lawn option.
Just a little note of thanks for arranging the delivery and drop off of lawn. We are busy watering it regularly to keep it looking amazing. Your customer service has been awesome and something of which you should be proud.
A house just isn't a home without lawn, right from my first enquiry with Sunnyside I can not fault their service. I was going to lay the turf myself but at late notice I engaged them to lay it as well. I am so impressed with my Kikuyu lawn and the way it has been installed, it's perfectly finished our new house. The only thing smiling more than us is our dog!
Karrawatta Viticulture and Wines would like to thank Sheridan and the team at Sunnyside Instant Lawn for expanding the lawn area around our office. The quality of service and the product delivery has been second to none. Thanks again Sunnyside!
We would like to thank you for the Sir Walter Buffalo lawn layed during our recent court upgrade. We can now safely accommodate the growing numbers of participants using the facility with increased opportunities to train and play netball day and night all year round.
I am so happy with my Sir Walter Buffalo, it is green, lush and beautiful and has added so much value to my house. I was more than satisfied with the customer service provided by Sheridan & Andrew. I was very impressed with the follow up phone call I received and felt Sunnyside Instant Lawn not only provided me with great turf but they provided me with a very personal, wonderful service.
The quality and condition of the Sir Walter DNA you delivered to Blair Athol was exceptional, best turf I have ever laid. Thank you so much.
My client came home at lunchtime yesterday to check it out. She was so happy and excited, she couldn’t stop crying. It was the first time in her 45 year life that she had ever had lawn in her own home. Hard to imagine that, life without a lawn.
We couldn’t be more happy with the service and the end result. The Turf Guy, (Jamie) was very accommodating in meeting the needs of our centre and scheduled a time to do the work on a Saturday, ensuring the safety of the children and the families. Lots of families have commented on how amazing the lawn looks…
We are very happy with our RTF Tall Fescue Lawn supplied and laid by Sunnyside Instant Lawn. The advice from Andrew & Sheridan was very professional and we would certainly recommend them.
Sunnyside Instant Lawn recently supplied and line planted approximately 15,000 square metres of turf at the Bordertown Racing Club. During this project, I found Andrew and his team to be very proficient. All work was carried out on time, offering good advice regarding the proper care required to get the grass up and going, they also followed up the progress of the turf after it was planted.
I love my new lawns! I was so impressed with the team's obvious knowledge and thorough manner. They advised the most suited turf type for this area's soil and climate. Their prices were very competitive and they had my windswept wasteland looking verdant and established in the space of a day! The team at Sunnyside Instant Lawn were, at all times, helpful, timely and professional.
Thanks Sunnyside Instant Lawn, our lawn has come up awesome. Great product, great service, great price, what more could you ask for.
Thank you for the great RTF Fescue lawn we bought last week. It has made a huge difference to our house already.