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Installing Roll on Lawn in Perth

Installing Roll on Lawn in Perth
August 22, 2016 John Porter


There’s a right and wrong way for almost everything, and installing roll on lawn is no exception. Ever wonder why so many of the new lawns you see around Perth look dry and brown? Most of the time the issue all comes down to how the lawn was installed. Very often we see people having to reinstall a lawn completely because the “old” lawn has died off in a matter of months since installation.

At Luke’s Landscaping and Irrigation Services here’s how we go about installing a new lawn.

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The Location

All lawns require direct sunlight to grow, it’s important to choose a location that receives at least 3 to 7 hours of direct sunlight per day – depending on what type of lawn you choose. If your location doesn’t receive that much sunlight all year round, we don’t recommend installing lawn there.

Whenever possible we try to keep the location away from directly contacting walls/fences as this makes maintenance significantly easier. We achieve this by installing a border of paving, stones or a garden bed.

The Sir Walter buffalo lawn is bordered by garden or paving. Easy to maintain and also gives the area a stylish, professional look.


The Reticulation

Poor water coverage is another major mistake we come across in new (and old) lawns. If the sprinklers aren’t set out correctly, the lawn will quickly become brown and patchy, dying off completely in some areas.

When installing roll on lawn in Perth we set out the pop up sprinklers for ‘head-to-head’ coverage. This means each pop up sprinkler throws to the base of the next and vice versa. This ensures an even application of water, helping to prevent brown patches and overwatering.

Finishing Touches

The reticulation is set to run daily in the morning, at noon and in the evening. This is because the new lawn needs to be kept wet constantly to help it establish. You must contact the Water Corporation for a permit to water outside of your usual schedule.

We then cut around all the sprinklers and install sprinkler surrounds (plastic or concrete) to mark and protect the pop ups.

In Conclusion

Installing roll on lawn in Perth is tricky – due to our hot, dry climate and watering restrictions. That is why it’s so important to do it right, the first time. At Luke’s Landscaping and Irrigation Services we’re passionate about providing our clients with beautiful gardens they will love. A lush, green lawn area is a space to entertain, to play, to look out and just enjoy.

If you’re interested in installing roll on lawn in Perth, contact us for a free site consultation and quote.

  • Our front yard in Karrinyup was completely transformed in March 2015. In just one week, the team completed the job of removing what was there, replaced the topsoil, installed the reticulation and mulched with native plants. Four months on we are still so impressed with the job and delighted that we used Luke’s Landscaping. Highly recommended!

  • I take this opportunity to thank you for a job well done. This is the second time I have used your services. Not only because you did such a good, clean and efficient job, but also the fact you responded to my inquiry in a professional and timely manner unlike many others who I had to recall and I still couldn’t get any response. I would also like to thank your staff who worked diligently until the job was done to our satisfaction particularly giving my wife and myself peace of mind. Therefore, I will always recommend your services to any family or friends, in fact if you need to send any prospective clients to view our garden feel free to do so. If you require any verbal reference feel free to have your client contact me. We wish you all the success in the future with your business.
    Aldo and Karen
  • I used Luke’s Landscaping to provide an overhaul of my front lawn with the task to reduce the amount of lawn and increase the low maintenance area including a rock feature. Also, they were used to provide a major landscaping overhaul for my Daughter’s back garden including lawns, garden beds and low water usage reticulation. All work was carried out within the agreed time schedule. The staff are very accommodating and pleasant to deal with. The work completed with efficiency, and all aspects were well-coordinated. The materials used were of a good quality that enhances the finished product.My daughter and I are very pleased with results.
  • I have used Luke’s Landscaping to do a major overhaul to the landscaping at my house and lots of other makeovers at my rental properties in the last three years. The professional service, fantastic results and the quick turnaround has meant that Luke is the first guy I call for my landscaping needs. I have been thrilled with the results and pleased with the attention to detail. I am happy to recommend this business.

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