Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to give us a call or submit our online inquiry form and we will email a response.
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Q: How much notice do I need to give to order turf? A: At least 1 to 2 days notice is usually required, however just call if your order is urgent.
Q: How long can I leave the turf on the pallet before I lay it? A: We deliver your turf freshly cut from our farm. We prefer to see the turf laid within 24 hours of delivery, especially in warm weather.
Q: Do you have a minimum order? A: There is no minimum order quantity for our turf.  Let us know what you need and farm pick up can be arranged and we also offer a delivery service.   
Q: When can I mow my new lawn? A: Once the roots have established and the turf cannot be lifted. Usually give it a light mow within 2 to 3 weeks.
Q: How do I control weeds in my lawn? A: If your lawn is kept healthy and well fertilised then the lawn will be so vigorous that it will out-compete weeds. You should be applying fertiliser 3 to 4 times a year. This will keep your lawn thick and healthy. If you do have a weed problem, there are herbicides available. If you only have a few weeds it may be easier to dig them out by hand to avoid having to spray.
Q: Do you provide a turf laying service? A: Yes, Sunset Turf can lay the turf for you. We have a team of experienced turf layers that can get the turf laid efficiently and with affordability in mind.
Q: When should I water the turf? A: When you start laying the turf, once you have laid an area large enough for a sprinkler to cover then start the water straight away. The first watering is really important.  Make sure the water has soaked through the turf and has moistened the soil below. For the following 2 weeks the turf should not be allowed to dry out. After the establishment period, then a weekly deep watering is usually sufficient to maintain the lawn.
Q: What is the size of the turf? A:  -  Wintergreen Couch is cut in a 0.75m2 roll, it measures 1300mm long x 580mm wide.                      -  Limerick Soft Leaf Buffalo is in a folded slab of 0.5m2, it measures 1250mm long x 400mm.      -  Empire Zoysia comes in a folded slab of 0.5m2, it measures 1250mm long x 400mm wide.       -  Shadetuff Zoysia comes in a folded slab of 0.5m2, it measures 1250mm long x 400mm wide.  
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Q: Do you have seed available for sale? A: We often get asked this question and people are often surprised to learn that our turf varieties aren’t actually grown from seed!!  All the turf is propagated by using the plant material of the turf variety (eg. stolens or runners). Most commonly, seed is used in cool climate areas for cool season grasses such as rye and fescue.  They don’t do well in our climate because of the heat and humidity.  There are some couch blends available from hardware stores, these normally contain a blend of couch and a cover crop such as rye, which struggles in our climate.   
Q: Can we visit the farm to see the turf? A: We are always happy to have visitors, but please phone ahead and make an appointment to ensure we are available to show you around.  It’s a busy place around here and sometimes we are out making deliveries or running errands. 
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Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to give us a call or submit our online inquiry form and we will email a response.
Enquiry Form
© Sunset Turf 2018
Q: How much notice do I need      to give to order turf? A: At least 1 to 2 days notice is usually required.
Q: How long can I leave the turf on the pallet      before I lay it? A: We deliver your turf freshly cut from our farm. We prefer to see the turf laid within 24 hours of delivery, especially in warm weather.
Q: What is the size of the turf? A: - Wintergreen Couch is cut in a 0.75m2 roll, it measures 1300mm long x 580mm wide. - Limerick Soft Leaf Buffalo comes in a folded slab, it measures 1250mm long x 400mm wide. - Empire Zoysia comes in a folded slab, it measures 1250mm long x 400mm wide. - Shadetuff Zoysia comes in a folded slab, it measures 1250mm long x 400mm wide.
Q: When can I mow my new lawn? A: Once the roots have established and the turf cannot be lifted.
Q: How do I control weeds in my lawn? A: If your lawn is kept healthy and well fertilised then the lawn will be so vigorous that it will out-compete weeds. You should be applying fertiliser 3 to 4 times a year. This will keep your lawn thick and healthy. If you do have a weed problem, there are herbicides available. If you only have a few weeds it may be easier to dig them out by hand to avoid having to spray.
Q: Do you provide a turf laying service? A: Yes, Sunset Turf can lay the turf for you. We have a team of experienced turf layers that can get the job done quickly and with affordability in mind.
Q: When should I water the turf? A: When you start laying the turf, once you have laid an area large enough for a sprinkler to cover then start the water straight away.  The first watering is really important.  Make sure the water has soaked through the turf and has moistened the soil below. For the following 2 weeks the turf should not be allowed to dry out.
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Q: What is the best time to lay turf? A: Turf can be laid at any time of the year. Turf laid in summer will require more water than in winter, but it will establish a bit more quickly.  
Q: Do you have a minimum order? A: There is no minimum order quantity for our turf.  Let us know what you need and farm pick up or delivery to your place can be arranged.