If you are thinking about having a fresh lot of turf laid on your lawn, then you are likely pondering the question: “how much does it cost to lay turf in Sydney?” That is a difficult question to answer accurately off the bat. It really depends on who is going to be doing the installation.
If you are looking to have a large and odd-shaped lawn measured up and turfed with the most expensive grass type and you’d rather not get your hands dirty, then understandably it is going to cost you a little extra. However, if you don’t mind a bit of DIY and wish to take care of the entire process by yourself, then the only thing you’ll need to pay for is the turf itself and any fertilizer or soil feed that you need to use prior to laying the turf.
So, the big question is, do you want to do the job yourself? If your answer is: “heck no, I’ll have the professionals take care of it please and thank you”, then it will cost you more, but by how much?
How Much Does It Cost to Lay Turf in Sydney? (for an entire lawn)
Of course, if you are only needing to replace a portion of your existing lawn, then the job isn’t going to be expensive, however, for the sake of argument, we are going to assume that you want an entire fresh lawn laying.
Typically speaking, the cost of the turf for an entire new lawn will be in the region of $320 and $750, depending of course, on the variety of grass, and size of the lawn itself. This is based on an average, but for a lawn of 50m2 in Sydney, you should be looking at approximately $750.
Bear in mind, that when having your lawn installed professionally, then there will be charges on top of that approximation of $750, including labour, delivery, and cost of installation.
To give you a rough idea of how much extra is charged, one reputable company said that they charge some $7-$14 per square meter. However, with installation on top, the cost could at least double to be around $27 and $34 per square meter.
How Much Does Turf Cost?
To give you a better idea as to how much turf costs in Sydney, we have some averages on a variety of popular grass types. This is based on how turf is typically sold, which is in 60m2 pallets. To break this down you will be looking at:
- Kikuyu: $390
- Couch: $417
- Sir Walter, Palmetto, Sapphire and Mathilda: $720
- Empire Zoysia: $750
Don’t forget that this is just an estimate and doesn’t include the cost of installation. As you can see there is quite a lot of variation, so it is definitely worth shopping around and trying to get a few different quotations before settling.
Buffalo Turf for Sydney lawns tends to be the most popular grass variety. Decide on the best grass type for your garden and then you can better determine how much it will cost you depending on the SQM size of your garden, based on the cost per SQM.
The Cost of Turf Per SQM
- Kikuyu: $6.50/m2
- Couch: $6.95/m2
- Sir Walter: $12/m2
- Palmetto, Sapphire and Mathilda: $12/m2
- Empire Zoysia: $12.50/m2
In conclusion, it is actually rather difficult to pinpoint precisely how much your new lawn is going to cost. There are many factors that need to be considered but this should give you a relatively accurate estimation. The ball-park figure can then be used to decide as to whether you wish to install the turf yourself or have the professionals take care of it for you.
If you’re looking for a turf supplier in Sydney, you certainly won’t find yourself short of choice. Just shop around, ask the right questions, and go from there.