Laying turf was one of our major priorities after moving back into the house. We had the odd patch of grass but mainly an awful combination of dirt and weeds. So Hubby M decided that on his first day of holidays, 23 December, we would get some turf down. Amongst all of the Christmas preparations and in 30 degree heat of course!
First task on the weekend prior though was to remove the old garden shed from the corner of the backyard. It's amazing what people will buy from Gumtree!
Then, bright and early on Monday morning, the bobcat arrived to remove the garden shed slab and prepare the ground for the turf. Master H was very excited to see the return of some machinery!
We discovered that the garden shed slab was a tad over-designed. 200mm thick, a brick base and sitting on 400mm deep piers on the corners. The bobcat operator had a bit of difficulty breaking it up!
Gemma was less than impressed about losing her yard for the day.
Once the yard was cleared it was a little daunting to see the large area to be covered!
Hubby M had just finished marking out some garden beds around the perimeter of the house and yard when the turf was delivered. All 250 square metres of Aussiblue turf from Clifton Park.
Fortunately my Dad and brother arrived to help lay the turf.
The three guys worked at quite a pace and before long we had a back yard that looked so much bigger- especially with the garden shed gone!
Even Gemma was impressed!
The fertiliser and rain has done a world of good!
The boys are mowing every 4 days at the moment! And loving it!