You will need:
- A trailer (or you may wish to get your topsoil delivered)
- Spray pack
- Dingo, cultivator and rotary hoe
- Water-filled hand roller
- Spade and rake
- Topsoil, fertiliser, lawn seed
Use a herbicide spray to kill off any existing lawn and weeds.
After spraying, remove excess topsoil and rotary hoe the area. Leave for a few weeks to ensure there is no further weed growth. Repeat step one and two as necessary.
Spread a good base of new good quality topsoil, with the gradient running away from any buildings to allow for water runoff.
Aerate the topsoil with a cultivator or rake, removing any large clumps. Add fertiliser if desired – consult your local landscape supplier for the best fertiliser for the type of grass you wish to sow.
Lightly compact the area using a water-filled hand roller, being mindful to avoid over compressing.
To sow your seed, work in a metre square grid pattern, spreading seed both horizontally and vertically within each metre of the grid to ensure even coverage.
Water regularly, but avoid pooling of water as this can wash away your seed.
For further information please go to www.hirepool.co.nz.
words and pictures: Thanks to Hirepool
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