A well-planned garden is easier to care for. It saves time in the garden and is more productive than an unplanned garden.
Start planning your garden well in advance so you will be ready to get to work when planting time arrives. It is best to lay you new lawn as soon as it arrives.
It is essential to measure the area in which your new lawn will be laid correctly. This video Nigel Ruck demonstrates how to measure how much soil and lawn you’ll need to cover your lawn area, including irregular shapes.
It is important to prepare the existing ground ready for the installation of your new lawn. The step by step guide and video below will ensure you get the best results when laying your turf.
A good quality soil is desired to achieve the best lawn. The Sir Walter root system has been found as deep as 600mm in good soil. This is why it has such good drought tolerance as the Sir Walter roots can access all of the moisture in a good deep soil.
Try to lay the turf within 24hrs of delivery. If turf cannot be laid immediately after delivery ensure that turf rolls are kept moist and in the shade.
When laying turf:
To ensure that the roots develop a deep root system well it is better to apply one deep watering in lieu of frequent shallow watering. In an average Sydney summer you should apply 2-3 deep waterings a week to an establishing lawn and 1 per week in winter depending on conditions.
Avoid watering in the evening and at night as the lawn will remain wet and this can encourage fungus and disease – the best time to water is early morning when less water will be lost through evaporation.
The turf roots should have established in about 14 days in warmer weather. You can test this by lifting the turf slightly and the turf cannot be easily lifted – the first mow should be left until the grass blade length is about 60-70mm in length.
Mow along the turf rolls until you are satisfied that the lawn has established and then for subsequent mowings vary the cutting direction to promote evenness. Make sure your mower blades are sharp to provide a clean even cut. The general rule of thumb for mowing is never to remove any more than a third of the blade length in any single mowing.
The optimum mowing height for Sir Walter is between 25-40mm and should be left at approx. 50mm in shady areas. In winter it is advisable to increase the mowing height another 10-15mm.
Prior to laying, the soil should be fertilised and again two weeks after installing, then every eight weeks for the first twelve months.
Correct fertiliser recommendations vary depending on climate, region and soil type. Generally a slow released balanced NPK lawn food is best, such as Sir Walter Fertiliser.
It is best to spread your fertiliser with either a hand held spreader or a push along spreader. See our online store for our fertiliser spreaders.
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