Turf Laying and Lawn Care
Lawn Care is a process with activities you should do year round or seasonally. A little maintenance each weekend will reward you with a lush green environment to enjoy.
Click on the links below for more information about everything from turf laying to caring for your lawn.
Designing your Lawn
A well-planned garden is easier to care for. Ensure you plan to leave good access with the mower. Avoid putting grass in areas that are in complete shade. Find out more about designing your garden.
Clearing and Soil Preparation
A good quality soil is desired to achieve the best lawn. It is the most easily overlooked part of laying turf.
The soil is what your lawn needs to thrive. Be sure to get the chemical PH balance right by testing before laying. Mix your soil with sand if you have naturally clay-heavy soil.
Or mix with clay if the soil is sandy where you live. Find out more about clearing and soil preparation.
How to Lay Your Turf
Laying the turf rolls should be done as soon as they are delivered if possible.
Some good products are available to hydrate your new lawn, which you spread around before the turf rolls (sod) go down. Lay your rolls in a “brick work” pattern. Follow our easy guide to laying your turf.
Watering is essential for establishing and maintaining a healthy lawn. A lack of water when the turf is new can ruin your investment quickly.
In the hotter months, this might mean watering many times a day to get things started. Once the lawn is established, you should water more deeply, but less frequently.
See “How Often Should I Water My Turf” the ultimate new turf watering guide.
Mowing is the most regular maintenance job required to keep your lawn looking great. Only take 1/3rd of the grass blades off in one mow. Mowing too low will create ugly ‘burnt’ areas of brown grass. It can also cause fungus problems. Follow our guide for mowing your lawn.
When to Fertilise Your Lawn
Fertilisation each season will keep your lawn looking lush and green. Use a fertiliser spreader to help get an even coverage of granules. Read our handy tips on fertilising your lawn.
Pests and Diseases
Are you having lawn problems? Pests and diseases are more common than you think. Grubs can chew through the roots leaving areas thin and brown. Some fungal diseases can take hold in particular climates. Find out more about lawn pests and diseases.
Weeds will grow in your lawn at some point. The trick is to get on top of them before they start to spread their seeds. There are different techniques for dealing with each type of weed. Read our guide to the identification of common garden and lawn weeds and how to eradicate them.
As turf growers, we get asked a lot of questions about grass varieties, laying turf and lawn care. We’ve captured them here for others to learn from. Read our frequently asked questions.