The maintenance of your lawn depends on the variety of turf that has been installed.
Below are some standard guides that will assist you in keeping your lawn looking great. If you have any specific enquires or are unsure about any of the below guidelines, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
When to water your lawn?
Please be considerate of our countries limited water supply. Be sure to check your areas current water restrictions by clicking here.
Good turf mowing practices
Mowing your lawn helps your turf stay young and active. By giving it a close shave once every year you will promote new growth, reduce thatch, (dead underlying grass) and limit the amount of disease and moisture build up.
By doing this your lawn will continue to perform and look good.
When mowing your lawn
Catching or mulching turf clippings?
This is completely up to you. Both options have positives and negatives. Mulching the grass will help retain moisture in the soil and as the clippings decompose will add nutrients to the earth. However, sometimes a moisture build up will promote diseases within your grass.
Catching the clippings will lessen the threat of disease, whilst giving you the added benefit of having mulch for your garden beds.
When and how to fertilse your turf
Fertilise your lawn at least 2 to 3 times a year. At the end of Summer and Autumn, and then at the beginning of spring is best for growth and turf colour.
Use a slow release fertiliser. These will slowly release nutrients into your turf and won’t burn the leaves.
Apply fertiliser only if it needs it. It’s not necessary to put it on if the turf is growing vigorously.
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Watering & Fertilizing Video
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