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Turfcare and Hire has been constructing ovals since 2000. In this time we have constructed many cricket and football ovals, soccer pitches and school ovals. Oval construction is comprehensive task that involves many processes. At Turfcare and Hire, we can handle the entire oval construction or renovation, from preliminary work to earthmoving and turf laying.

The process of oval construction involves removing the existing surface, shaping the soil base and installing irrigation and drainage. Top-dressing and laser levelling prepares the surface for planting using instant turf or sprigs, which are rolled and fertilised.

Oval construction or renovation generally takes around 10 weeks and the new oval will be ready for use within a few months.

Preliminary works

Our experienced team prepares the site for oval construction and removes existing infrastructure such as sprinklers, goal posts and sleeves.


With top-quality machinery including box rakes, power harrows, bobcats, excavators and graders, we can perform all earthworks throughout the project, including:

  • removing the existing base and bringing in the required sand to form and consolidate the oval
  • consolidating embankments and subgrade
  • preparing subgrade, drains and open drains
  • disposing surplus soil off site
  • filling and final grading including reinstating all disturbed areas with specified topsoil.

Irrigation and drainage

Turfcare and Hire works with the oval design specifications for irrigation and drainage. We have extensive experience and knowledge in the construction of lateral drains, collector drains, concrete spoon and swale drains and concrete perimeter drains. We are able to build drainage to meet project requirements and design, ensuring your oval thrives.

Grassing of oval

Our team laser levels the new oval surface in preparation for seed, turf spriggs or laying. Laser levelling ensures the surface levels conform to the specifications and complements the surface shape of the oval.

This is a specific process, where lasers are fitted to machinery that smooths the surface of the oval until the entire surface meets the set level. Our team removes existing soil, rocks and clay and replaces them with soil that meets the specifications in the oval design.

We bring new soil to suit the specifications set by the engineers for each oval renovation or wicket reconstruction project. This soil is chosen based on pH levels and mineral compositions to suit the location and uses required for the oval.

Complete oval renovation and construction

At Turfcare and Hire we have cutting-edge machinery, including the industry-leading Toro ProCore® and Toro Multi Pro® to make this often tricky process simple and cost-effective.

We also provide watering and turf maintenance, including mowing, fertilising, herbicide and pesticide treatments and top-dressing using the specified sand.

Turfcare and Hire has completed projects for schools and municipal councils, including the Howard Harmer Oval renovation in Barwon Heads and Grenville Oval construction in Torquay.

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