How do I know if my lawn has army grubs?
In late summer and during autumn it is important to keep an eye on your lawn for Army grub. A good way to find out if your lawn has Army grub is to soak a hessian bag with soapy water & place it on your lawn late in the afternoon and leave it overnight, lift it up in the morning and see if there is any brown grubs underneath it. A good indication of when you should do this trial is if you see any little brown moths flying around on your lawn. If there are little brown grubs in your lawn your local Bunning’s store or nursery should stock Lawn army grub insecticide. It is best to apply late in the afternoon.
Please note: Keep Children and any pets off your lawn for two days after spraying.
How do I kill weeds in my lawn?
We have been asked the question in the past about a little flowering stems in their new Sir Walter lawn. This is a natural characteristic feature in certain soft leaf Buffalo Lawns, at certain times of the year. If these seed heads appear in your lawn just simply mow your lawn and these seed heads will disappear. Sometimes this is an indication that your lawn may need to be fertilised. Click here more information about fertilising.
If your lawn is struggling from wear and tear from pets, children playing etc, you may have some weeds appear in these areas. If this happens try pulling these weeds out by hand or if there are too many weeds to do this, you could purchase a broadleaf weed killer, such as Bin-Die. Make sure you read the directions of use section to make sure you purchase the correct chemical for your particular turf variety of turf. *Please note: Keeping your lawn well fertilised and healthy will keep your lawn weed free.
When can I walk on my new lawn?
Keep off your newly laid lawn for at least three to four weeks to avoid foot print indentations in the lawn.
How often do I water my new lawn?
You should soak your newly laid lawn well twice a week for the first two weeks than reduce down to approximately one good soaking a week.
How do I prepare the area for my new lawn?
A well prepared area can be the key to long term success of your lawn. Just like a building, lawn needs the correct foundation for success. It is important to spray and remove existing lawn and weeds to prevent them making a come back and intruding on your new lawn. It is also a good idea when preparing for your lawn to have the ground on which you are laying your new lawn well cultivated in order to gain a strong root base and grow at its best, particulary if you have a hard based ground, such as clay. Another issue can arise if you do not have a levelled surface, where water can drain off the surface of the ground after long periods of rain. There is a possibility of areas becoming water logged and in some cases your yard will begin to just look like a mess. All of these problems can be fixed however, although as they say prevention is always better than the cure, so why not get it done correctly the first time to save yourself from having a hard time further on down the road. Click here for more info on how to prepare and install your lawn. If you want to save yourself even more hassle, our experienced TurfGuy can come out and give you a quote for the full preparation and laying of your area! Get a free quote now or give us a call on 1800 GREENER (473 363)
What time of the year can I lay my turf?
You can lay turf all year round. Please note: If you lay your turf in the cooler months you won’t use as much water as the warmer months to get your lawn established.
How much sun does my lawn require?
Eureka Kikuyu and Nullarbor Couch, require full sun to perform at there best. While Platinum Zoysia can survive in some shade, it still needs a minimum of six to seven hours sunlight a day. Sir Walter will survive and grow quite well in as little as four hours of sun a day.
How do I measure the area to be laid?
To measure the area, simply measure the length and then the width of the area and then multiply them together. This will give you the amount of square metres you require. For difficult to measure areas you have to square off the area as best as you can then measure in small sections one section at a time than add them all together using the same calculation method.
How do I know when my lawn needs fertilising?
A good indication of when your lawn needs fertilising is when seed heads appear on your lawn or when your lawn looses its lush green color. You should be fertilising your lawn twice in spring time (September & October) and more importantly twice in autumn (March & April). In spring you can apply Shirley’s no.17 lawn food or a similar product. In autumn (March) apply Scott’s Lawn Builder and later in April a dynamic lifter product called Turf Lifter. Having a healthy lawn makes your lawn less susceptible to weeds. Please note: Fertilising your lawn well in autumn will ensure you have a healthy lawn through the winter months.
I have Burn Patches on lawn. What should I do?
When dogs urinate and leave burn patches on your lawn, it can be annoying. But we love our best friend so to help this problem, you can purchase Dog Rocks from Greener Lawn. Dog Rocks are made from naturally occurring paramagnetic igneous rock which when placed in water will filter out impurities found in tap water. Place the rocks in your dogs water bowl and rather than replace the water just top it up. You should notice a change in your lawns appearance within 5 weeks.
Do I have weeds in my turf or is it a seed head?
When sudden changes occur in the weather for example extreme heat and rain (humid weather) Buffalo and other varieties may go to seed. This also may be an indication of the soil lacking nutrients if seed heads constantly appear. Fertilising is a good idea in this instance, if seed heads continue to appear you can use the Sir Walter Fertiliser or another similar product from your local nursery or Bunnings store. Seed heads can be mown and will not reproduce, all warm season grasses are grown from runners and do not come in a seed form.
How do I maintain my lawn?
Fertilising – your lawn is important to achieve a healthy lush lawn. Lawn needs to be fertilised regularly to avoid seeds from weeds blowing into your lawn and germinating. If your lawn has patches from frequent traffic this is a indication that a lack of fertilising and also aerating the soil for the roots to be deeper established. Also try and keep of your lawn to help it recover. If you have a clay base below your soil it is a good idea to spread some Gypsum to break down compaction for the roots of the turf to grow deeper into the ground. Make sure to water the Gypsum in thoroughly. If your lawn starts to yellow and loose its lush green colour then your lawn is showing a need for fertilising. Fertilise your lawn twice in spring (September & October) and more importantly twice in autumn ( March & April). In spring you can apply Sir Walter Fertiliser, Shirley’s no.17 Lawn food or a similar product. In Autumn (March) apply Scott’s Lawn Builder and later in (April) a dynamic lifter product called Turf Lifter. This will ensure you have a thick lush lawn to cope through the cool Winter months. Mowing – your new lawn should be mown the first time after it has been laid when you cannot pick the turf roll off the ground and it has taken root. The first time you mow your new lawn be sure to set your mower to a higher cutting depth as not to damage the roll edges for the first few times. With Buffalo lawn the second or third setting on the cutting depth is best, for couch and kikuyu and other varieties the first or second depth setting is required. Mowing frequencies vary depending on the variety, the season, the type of soil and also the watering and fertilising rates as this determines the growth rate of your lawn. The more frequently you mow your lawn the less grass clipping which will result in a healthier lawn, less prone to diseases.
How do I know how much turf to order?
Turf is measured in square metres and standard rolls of turf are 58 cm wide and 173 cm long. This is equivalent to 1 square metre. The size of the turf will generally depend on the type of the job.
How much does a grass supplier cost?
Does Greener Lawn deliver turf to its customers?
Yes – we deliver turf rolls to you. We offer daily deliveries to all Sydney Metropolitan locations. You buy directly from us so we deliver directly to you. The turf delivered to you is freshly cut direct from our Greener Lawn farms.
Do you provide turf installation services or are you simply a grass supplier?
We supply and lay the turf for you. If you are not in a position to prepare and lay your lawn before the installation of the turf, our staff will come to your aid. They will take the measurements of the area to be turfed and will give you the quote on the spot. They will kill any existing weeds or lawn and take all other lawn preparation steps. Unlike others, we do not take shortcuts here at Greener Lawn.
What is the best time of the year to lay my new lawn?
You can lay your lawn at any time of the year. However, you should consider the following: • A lawn laid down in warmer weather requires more water and will be established faster. • If you lay your lawn during the cooler months of the year, it will not require much water but will take much longer to take root.
Should I lay my lawn immediately after receiving it from a grass supplier or should I leave it for a few days?
Turf is a living plant and the best results are achieved when it is laid immediately upon delivery. The turf rolls need to be in contact with the topsoil and moisture as soon as possible for it to survive. Begin watering your new turf immediately after installation especially in summer.
Does Greener Lawn offer installation services as well as turf supply services?
We have an installation service that can by customised to meet our customers’ needs.
Do you deliver turf supplies to the client required location?
We happily deliver turf to the required site. Any additional delivery costs are based on the quantity of required turf.
How long do you take to deliver the ordered turf?
The most convenient and reliable time for us is 48 hours after a client makes an order. For our valued customers, urgent delivery can be arranged.
Do you allow turf pick up?
Yes. Clients are advised to pick up their turf from our sites within our working hours. Please call ahead so that we can have your turf rolls ready for you.
What is the best turf planting season?
From our experience, spring and autumn are the optimal seasons. However, some varieties do well when planted any time of the year. We also ensure that our turf supplies Sydney are adaptable to all conditions.
Can I use drip irrigation on your supplied turf?
You will have to use overhead watering for the first 21 days then drip irrigation can be considered. Moreover, make sure that the drip systems have been efficiently installed for effective use.
Is it necessary for me to fertilize in the process of laying turf?
Bare ground needs to be fertilized before instant turf rolls are laid. We can supply the required fertilizer based on the client’s needs.
What quantity of soil will I require when laying turf rolls?
Quality top soil should range from 3-6 inches in depth. The well prepared soil encourages fast and deep rooting.
Is top soil necessary beneath the turf?
The quality of your existing soil will determine if you need top soil. If your site requires leveling and/or the quality of the existing soil is poor, the use of top soil is advised.
What is the correct way to seed my turf?
After correctly grading, liming and fertilizing the soil, wait for the ideal conditions before seeding your lawn. Late summers and early fall are the best conditions for grass nurturing. The season has cool evenings, precipitation and moderate temperatures that are optimal for rapid seed germination. Additionally, most weeds such as crabgrass do not germinate in the fall or late summer, reducing nutrient competition in new grass plantings. Next, select the appropriate seed selection for your lawn. The choice of seed selection depends on the climate and soil. Look out for seedlings adapted to moderate shade as well as disease resistant.
How should I water my turf?
Several aspects determine how often you should water a lawn. Factors such as grass type, shade, exposure to the sun and the soil type influence the frequency of watering. However, for most lawns, once a week is enough when done deeply and evenly.
How high should I mow my turf?
Always mow your grass at the highest setting on your lawn mower or, at least, three inches. Never mow more than three-quarter of the grass height. However, certain grasses such as bent grass and Bermuda Centipede require a lower mower setting since they tend to grow rapidly. Continuous mowing tends to weaken the turf and increase pests.
How can I remove weeds from my lawn?
Weeds are a major concern, especially during spring. Spring comes with more than adequate soil moisture resulting in more weed germination. To control weeds, use an all-purpose weed controller listed for use on lawns. Products that contain any form of Round-Up should not be used as they kill everything, including the turf. Read the product label to ascertain the product is safe for your lawn. If you are not sure of the product safety, contact turf Sydney for a detailed assessment.
I am looking to hire a professional to mow my lawn, what should I be aware of?
Homeowners are increasingly turning to professional lawn maintenance companies for all lawn services. There are thousands of lawn care companies listed in the phonebook, so you should always ask a few questions before engaging one. Ask:
- Does the service company recognize different types of lawns or do they just offer a generalized service for all lawns? Every lawn is unique. For instance, the maintenance of a zoysia lawn is different from the maintenance of a bluegrass lawn.
- Does the company use both liquid and granular products for pest control or fertilizer applications?
- What steps does the company recommend in improving a lawn, and does the company offer renovation and seeding services?