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Laying Turf

How to lay instant turf slabs

Installing instant lawn yourself is fast and easy. Take a look at our DIY turf guide to create your very own green landscape. You'll have a great looking home lawn in an instant!

Professional Turf Installation

If DIY is not for you, ask the experts. We offer a complete installation package.

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DIY Turf Installation

If you're a home handyman or simply looking to complete a lawn project download our DIY lawn installation guide or view the below you tube video - "Laying your turf".


For best results lay your turf the day it is delivered. If you can not do this make sure your turf is in the shade and that the turf is kept moist.

Step 1 - Measure Turf Area

Measure your area to calculate how much lawn you need to buy. Measure the length and width of your area then multiply together. For irregular shapes divide into smaller squares or triangles. Calculated each section then add these together. Learn more 

Step 2 - Prepare Turf Area

Be sure to remove all existing grass and weeds with a weed killer. Remove any rocks, stones, weeds or existing lawn. Rake your area smooth and level soil to a height of 100mm. The prepared area should sit 30mm lower than the edging, pathways or borders. Learn more

Step 3 - Before Laying Lawn

Place turf delivery in shade before laying to protect the turf on the pallet from sun or heat damage. Ensure the soil is damp and evenly spread a launcher fertiliser. 

Step 4 - Laying Turf Slabs

To lay your turf the soil should have some moisture. Not too wet but not too dry. It is best to start laying your turf along a straight edge e.g. driveway, path, fence etc. The rows of turf should be staggered like a brick pattern, ensuring all edges are neatly tucked in and there is no overlapping. If you are laying on a slope, it’s best to lay your turf across the slope rather than down, you may need to hold your turf in place with a stake until there is enough root structure to hold the turf in place. Use a sharp knife or a shovel to shape around odd shapes, garden beds, trees etc. After laying your turf smooth out any air pockets by giving your turf a light roll with a water filled roller, this will ensure good contact between the roots of the turf and the soil.

Step 5 - Water and roll new lawn

It is crutial to water immediately after installing. During hot weather or when installing larger quantities begin watering once you have laid half or a small section. Water in a methodical fashion ensuring that each slab has been watered thoroughly and evenly. The soil under the slabs must be kept damp until the roots have established. Watering 2-4 times per day is recommended but don’t flood it. Short 5 minute waters are best. If you have sub surface irrigation you must water from above until the roots have established. Roll the lawn with a water filled or concrete roller after the initial water, this will ensure maximum soil contact and will eliminate any air pockets left underneath the turf. Learn more

Step 6 - Fertilise new lawn

During establishment fertiliser should be applied at certain intervals to ensure the plant receives the correct amount of nutrients. Learn more 

We recommend the following fertiliser program-


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    My backyard is looking fantastic and it's your lawn that is the showpiece!

    AJ | Bordertown, SA

    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.

    Bordertown Racing Club Inc | Bordertown, SA

    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.

    Craig & Karen Watson | Kingston S.E.

    The best quality grass on the market - comes fresh, green & healthy and the customer service is excellent!

    Dylan - Devon Park | Devon Park

    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.

    Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital | Edenhope, VIC

    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!

    Jake Phillips | Naracoorte, SA

    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!

    Karrawatta Viticulture and Wines | Meadows, SA

    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.

    KNT Netball Club | Bordertown, SA

    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.

    Margie Donnellan | Whyalla, SA

    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.

    Nick Kilvington | Director | Blair Athol

    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…

    Precious Cargo Child Care Centre, St Peters | Adelaide

    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.

    Rob & Trish Martlew | Bordertown

    Delivery was great! The driver called before hand and was very careful with machinery on the driveway. Turf was in amazing condition when it arrived and the size of the slabs made it super easy to install. 

    Shane | Colonel Light Gardens

    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.

    Sonya Lodewyk | Bordertown, SA

    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.

    Susan Dodson | Kaniva, Vic

    Thanks Sunnyside Instant Lawn, our lawn has come up awesome. Great product, great service, great price, what more could you ask for.

    Trevor and Sharon Link | Naracoorte, SA