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Caring for Your Lawn

Once your new lawn has been installed, it's time to put certain steps in place to ensure it survives in its new environment, and looks good throughout the year. Below are some of our tips to help you maintain and care for your lawn.

Mowing

Getting on top of your lawn mowing routine is essential for helping to create a beautiful, healthy, low maintenance lawn. Regular mowing helps keep weeds down, minimises grubs, makes the lawn less susceptible to disease and promotes healthy coverage by sending nutrients from the grass cuttings back into the soil. Plus a freshly mowed lawn just looks and... Read More

Watering Your Lawn

Keeping your lawn moist during the establishment period is essential � this is generally about two weeks � but depends on the time of year, weather conditions and where you are located... Read More

Identify and Treat Weeds

It is always easier to control weeds from the outset rather than try to remove them once they get out of hand. By choosing a suitable lawn species for your area, keeping it healthy, well maintained and at the right mowing height for your chosen variety, you�ll have a leg up on the neighbours. Identify and remove weeds early... Read More

Identify and Treat Lawn Grubs

Traditionally, we see more lawn grub activity during the warmer months of October through to March and the greenest, healthiest lawns are the ones most likely to be attacked. If you have a Couch, Fescue or Kikuyu lawn you do have a greater chance of a grub attack. If you have a buffalo lawn � like Sir Walter � then we normally find that the damage is minimal and the lawn... Read More

Top Dress Your Lawn

When is top dressing a lawn necessary? In most cases top dressing is done to correct poor preparation and lack of soil underneath or to fill in low spots and correct uneven areas in the lawn. If your lawn is well fertilised, healthy and even, then you don�t need to worry about top dressing.... Read More

Fertilising Your Lawn

Lawn fertiliser is simply a food source that lawn requires on a regular basis so it retains good health, colour and help prevents against stress and diseases. It?s an essential part of lawn care. But what are the best times to fertilise your lawn? And what's the best lawn fertiliser to use?... Read More

Soil pH Levels

Acid or Alkaline? Soil pH is a measure of its acidity and alkalinity. On a scale of 1-14, 1 is the most acid and 14 is the most alkaline; 7 is neutral, neither acid nor alkaline. The best pH for turf is between 6 ( a little acid) and 7.2 (slightly alkaline). Some soils are naturally alkaline but in most parts of Australia soils are more likely to be a bit acidic. What we add to soil... Read More