Preparing Sandy Soil for Lawn

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Preparing Sandy Soil for Lawn

If you’re preparing sandy soil for lawn, the team at Coolhaven Turf can give you the best advice.

When it comes to laying new turf, preparation is key and it all starts with what lies beneath the surface. Soil is a big contributing factor when it comes to the growth of your lawn, so starting out with the right combination is vital to your turf taking off.

Keep reading for tips on how to prepare your soil, or if you want to know how to lay turf, read our blog here.

How to prepare sandy soil for new lawn

Before laying down your new turf, we have to start at the bottom. If you have sandy soil, the best way to change its consistency is with Underturf.

Underturf allows your turf to access water through the roots; is loaded with nutrient enriched organics and provides your new turf with all the food and nutrient it needs to grow strongly.

To get the area ready for Underturf, give the area a quick scrape over with your rake and clear it of any unneeded bumps and then cover it with at least 25mm of Underturf.

If you find your soil already grows things well, you can take a look at our blog on how to prepare for laying turf.

Types of turf for sandy soil

Another important factor in the success of your lawn is the variety of turf you choose. Of our range, the one that will grow best in naturally sandy soil is the Empire Zoysia.

  • It’s easy to look after, has excellent wear tolerance and thrives in heat and humid conditions.
  • Being a low maintenance grass means you can spend more time enjoying it rather than looking after it!

You can find out more about the best grass for sandy soil.

Preparing Sandy Soil for Lawn

We’ll help you achieve the best looking lawn in your street. Contact the Coolhaven Turf team today by calling 0409 549 603 or enquire online here.

Growing and laying turf is what Coolhaven Turf can do best. We provide turf laying services to the Sunshine Coast to South East and Central Queensland.

Family Owned and Operated – Coolhaven Turf provides a variety of turf whether is’t for a big yard, small yard or even just a courtyard. Choose from Empire Zoysia, Prestige Buffalo, Sapphire Buffalo and Wintergreen Couch here at Coolhaven Turf.

If your lawn is letting you down, maybe it’s time to check out our variety of turf. Contact us on 0409 549 603, send us an email on or alternatively enquire online.

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