Each grass variety has different characteristics and each performs best in the right place and conditions.
Deciding factors involved with choosing the right type of lawn depends on various attributes.
We believe that choosing the right grass can bring happiness and satisfaction to everyone.
Each grass variety has different characteristics and performs best in different places and conditions. Deciding factors involved in choosing the right type of lawn, depend on several factors:
- The direction and situation of your block and house.
- The trees or buildings around you.
- The overall quality of soil underneath.
- The slope or fall of the ground
- The retained heat in an enclosed garden.
- The wind and sun in an open space and finally; the amount of sunshine or shade
These are all factors that must be taken into consideration, when choosing a turf that will bring years of joy rather than heartbreak and frustration.
Planning to replace an entire lawn or install a new lawn?
The preparation of the soil underneath your new lawn is just as important as the grass you choose. There is no such thing as a “no maintenance lawn,” but you can reduce future problems by starting off with the right preparation and keeping up with your lawn care. Watering, Fertilizing, Mowing, and Weed Control are as important to your lawn as oil is to an engine.
What type of lawn do you want?
Do you want a lawn that is ornamental, practical and durable for children, dogs and pets of all sizes, or just somewhere to lay back and enjoy on a sunny day? We have a solution for your needs.
When choosing turf, it is important that you prepare a shortlist of requirements of what you want to achieve with your lawn. Take notice of where the sun rises and sets over your property, look for the areas that get very little light and full sun. Think about how you want to use the space. Are you wanting turf between the pool and the house, or maybe you are installing a trampoline or swing set. Do you want to enjoy walking around the garden in bare feet, or is it a front lawn to enhance your street appeal and property value?
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With new turf, it’s important that you should start watering straight away. Water in what you have just laid with a proper soaking and don’t be afraid that it will drown. It probably won’t, but the water will drain down to the roots.
Water every morning and every night after laying. On hot days or windy days, 3 times a day would do the newly laid turf good for the first month, and then after that, your lawn should be well on the way to being established. Remember, though although drought tolerant grasses will survive a lot, it is still advisable to water your lawn when you think it needs a drink.
The first cut should be about 60mm long and as your lawn grows start to take it down to 40mm over the next few cuts. This will help to keep the roots shaded and cool and the overall establishment of your lawn. See the Turf recommendations for cutting heights.
Choose a starting point that has a straight edge to work from and then lay across in a row rolling the turf out as you go, until you come to the end and this is now your first row of turf laid.
If you are starting along a pathway or garden border edge, then take a step back and look to see if the turf is at the finished level you want (it’s easier to make adjustments at this point rather than later on).
When preparing the area on which to lay your new lawn, it is essential to have at least 100mm of turned loose and raked soil. This can be achieved by either digging rotary hoe or new soil to replace or add to old soil, (if you bring in new soil try to blend it with the old soil as to create and not disturb the balance of the local soil too much) If you find clay add some Gypsum Clay breaker.
Level the area to be turfed and then add a starter fertilizer
It is also a great idea if you have a sprinkler system that you check it is working prior to laying this will save the heartache of having to dig up your turf once you have laid it
After you have finished laying your new turf, top dress with White Washed Sand (never use brickies sand) at about 1/2cubic metre to every 100 m that you lay, making sure you smooth it in with the back of a rake to fill the joins and then it is time to water