Have you ever walked passed a stunning lawn – you know the ones – perfectly trimmed as if by scissors, and greener than Kermit, and wondered what secret the owner must know that you don’t? Well, the truth is, there is no secret. There are only a few fundamental things that you need to know in order to keep your instant lawn looking good long after it’s been laid. Whether you live in Canberra or Coober Pedy, have a Sir Walter, Kikuyu, Couch or Zoysia lawn, the fundamentals of lawn care are the same. Unless you decide to go for artificial grass, your lawn can’t survive without water, the occasional dose of fertiliser and of course it needs regular mowing to keep it happy – and to ensure you can find the path to your house! Here are some tips we’d like to share to help you keep your grass lush and green.
After you have laid your turf over the prepared soil, you should soak your grass well – twice a day for the first two weeks . You can then reduce your watering to approximately 1 good soaking a week to promote healthy new growth. Want to know more about watering you lawn? Watch our video under the FAQ topic “How often do I water my new lawn?” for more helpful information.
You should start mowing your lawn approximately 2 to 4 weeks after installation – depending on the season and variety. A good indication of when your lawn is ready to be mowed is when you cannot lift it off the ground. This indicates that the roots have been well established.
Apply a suitable fertiliser and give your lawn a good soak to dissolve it after it has been applied. This should be done every 8 weeks during the growing season to maintain a healthy luscious green lawn. So that your lawn remains healthy and weed-free through the winter, it is especially important to fertilise in autumn. Greener Lawn have a range of fertilisers that are suitable for all lawn varieties.
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