Long awaited Spring is finally here. The perfect time to get outside and start enjoying your lawn. Spring is the ideal growing season for your lawn. After a long hard winter, your grass will finally begin to start looking greener and healthier. Therefore, spring lawn care is crucial to get your lawn back on track and looking fabulous. Here’s some hints and tricks on how to get a great looking lawn in Spring.
Step 1 – Eradicate the Enemy!
Over the winter months your lawn growth rate will slow into dormancy. Although, a slow growing lawn may sound ideal for those who despise mowing – it also makes your lawn an easy victim for unwanted weeds. If you have found your lawn has been completely over-run you may consider spraying a chemical application, such as an all purpose weed control. (Ensure to check the label for directions – you don’t want to kill your lawn along with the weeds!)
However, in most cases if you have a superior variety such as Sir Walter DNA Certified less drastic measures will need to be taken. A quality lawn, when at a healthy state will compete fairly well against weeds even throughout the winter months. In this case remove the invading weeds selectively by hand or with a weeding wand. Also, giving your lawn a lower mowing will knock down unwanted weeds. As well as removing any thatch that has built up over winter.
Step 2 – Freshen Up Your Lawn
Certain varieties of lawn will build up a thatch layer over the summer and winter months. The build up of excess clippings and debris creates a thick spongy layer on the top of your lawn. This can interfere by blocking crucial water, oxygen and nutrients, that help keep your lawn healthy from entering the soil. It is important to give your lawn a close haircut to remove the thatch layer and spring is the perfect time to do so. With an older type of lawn, such as some couch varieties you may need to scarify your lawn with a scarifying machine. However, with a newer variety such as a soft leaf buffalo a low mowing with an ordinary mower will usually do the trick. With a soft leaf buffalo lawn set your mower to it’s lower settings and reduce it to 25mm or less over one or two mowings.
Step 3 – Give a Good Feeding
After taking care of unwanted weeds and any thatch build up you may have had over winter – it is the perfect time to give your lawn a good fertilise. Spring harbours the ideal weather for fertilising your lawn and you will see it begin to thrive. An all purpose lawn food is great for giving your lawn some extra nutrients to recover from winter.
It’s a good idea to give your lawn an application of fertiliser at the beginning of spring. Follow this with another application four to six weeks after and you will see your lawn looking amazing! Be sure to check the label when fertilising your lawn as many fertilisers need to be watered in to avoid them burning and damaging your lawn. It is best to fertilise in the early morning and late afternoon when the weather is cooler. Also, don’t fertiliser your lawn when the weather is hot. This increases the risk of the fertiliser burning your lawn.
Lawn Solutions Premium Lawn Food – Suitable for all lawn types
The answer is Yes – winter lawn installation is both possible and can come with a number of benefits!
While Spring, Summer and early Autumn harbour the ideal growing weather for your lawn – don’t be fooled because this is not the only time to install your new instant lawn. During winter your lawn will take a little bit longer to establish, however this will not have any negative impact on your lawn. In fact, there are several benefits to installing your new lawn in Winter.
Winter lawn installation can half your water usage compared to establishing a new lawn in the heat of summer. This is proven to save both time and money. Installing your lawn in winter also means that you will not have to mow your lawn until the growing season of Spring. Giving you plenty of time to sit back, relax and enjoy looking at your new instant lawn.
Our range of premium Lawn Solutions house of brands varieties can be installed during any season. These include:
Sir Grange – an all new premium lawn, available soon for purchase from Greener Lawn as of 2018!
What makes this grass so special? Sir Grange has been hand selected from over 10,000 turf varieties. With the presence of superior qualities making it stand out from the crowd. Tried and tested to stand whatever the Aussie climate can throw at it. And available exclusively from Lawn Solutions Australia members.
A finer choice, for those after a superior fine-bladed lawn. Furthermore, having high shade tolerance, in addition to very low nutrient and water requirements.
Sir Grange was originally developed for the golf industry, although was soon discovered to be a fantastic home lawn. Highly adaptable to climates, with beautiful dark green leaf. From the #1 selling zoysia grass in the USA, to the new player in the Aussie Market.
Why Choose Sir Grange
Hand selected from over 10,000 different cultivars
Underwent strict R&D process from the worlds most successful turf grass breeders
Dark green in colour
Fine leaf blade
Minimal damage when scalped
Requires 75% less nitrogen then other common turf varieties
Requires up to 50% less mowing then other common turf varieties
High shade tolerance (needs only 3 hours of direct sunlight/day)
Can handle full sun
High wear tolerance
Can be mowed at a wide range of heights
High drought tolerance
Survives through sub-freezing temperatures
Successfully grown and sold in over 10 different countries
Compared to bear ground, cement or synthetic turf, grass will reduce the surrounding surface temperature by 15 C and a neighbourhood of eight average lawns has the cooling affect of 70 tonnes or air conditioning. (Twice the cooling affect provided by the air conditioners of those same eight homes! ) Lawn is a natural filter. Grass absorbs CO2, and other hydrocarbons and a range of other poisonous gasses, converting them to oxygen. In fact 25 meters of lawn will produce sufficient oxygen to generate a quality of air suitable for a family of four! It is also estimated that grass traps twelve million tons of dust annually (on a global scale), filtering the pollutants as the dust is washed back to the soil during periods of rainfall. The benefit that lawn can make to the environment is the capacity to cleanse our water supply. Rainfall washes and carries pollutants from the atmosphere through the root system of your lawn. A 100 square meters of lawn can develop a maze of 500 million kilometres of roots which trap pollutants before they reach and pollute our ground water supply. With the help of soil microbes, grass converts most these pollutants into harmless organic compounds that build up our soils to support more life.
For Sydney residents, purchasing and installing a new lawn is a huge investment both in terms of time and money. Therefore, when contemplating a new lawn installation, it is important to choose the right grass suppliers in Sydney. A team that is experienced in grass supplies should be able to answer all your questions. In addition, they should be able to offer advice throughout the entire process – from the selection of quality grass and grass installation tips, through to post-installation advice. The supplier will be able to recommend the appropriate turf for Sydney’s climate, geography, rainfall patterns and soil type. At Greener Lawns we will answer all your questions and give you the best advice for taking care of your new lawn.
When buying turf, it is advisable to go to a supplier who is also a grower. Such a supplier is capable of offering hands-on-advice as opposed to merely a spiel from a hardware store or reseller. He or she can inform the buyer of exactly where the new grass has come from, the way it has been cut, and how it was transported. Also, they can offer advice on the best ways of preparing the yard, laying the lawn and helping the grass establish. It is a good idea choose a well-established grass supplier who is ready to offer after-sale service and provide support throughout all aspects of the turfing process. This includes selecting, measuring, ordering, preparing, installing, establishing and maintaining your new lawn.
It is important to inquire about the length of time from cutting the grass to delivering it to your garden. Some of the largest grass suppliers in Sydney are not that efficient, and some turf may be several days old before it reaches the customer. The best grass suppliers are those who dispatch the grass to the buyer the same day or the following day after it is cut. Some suppliers are also known to sell what is referred to as meadow turf, which is turf that began life in a field grazed by animals. This results in a poor quality lawn and Sydney residents are advised not to buy this type of turf. The best type is cultivated turf and is specifically grown for lawns and gardens. Reputable suppliers should be able to offer this type of turf.
Weed in grass can be a major problem on some turf farms. During all seasons of the year, weeds can be very unattractive. Potential buyers should look for a turf supplier capable of offering assurance that there are no weeds in the grass. Reputable turf farmers should have powerful and effective weed killers, as well as quality turf farmers to maintain the turf as it grows.
At Greener Lawn, we aim to offer you the best service possible, and because we are highly experienced grass suppliers, we provide property owners with the best grass Sydney has on offer. If you have any questions about any of the different grass varieties we offer or any of our other products, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always ready to answer your questions and help you make your home or business lawn as beautiful as you dreamed.
A lawn that is not well maintained may not have a good appearance. Installation of pre-grown roll-on turf can greatly enhance the appearance of your lawn and provide you with a great place that you can use to play games or relax after a long and exhausting day.
If you are in Sydney and looking for a quality lawn, choosing the right turf may be a difficult task. This is why Greener Lawn is here – to help home owners select the best turf for their home. Turf installation in Sydney is a common practice among many people and by working with us, you are assured of a high quality and beautiful lawn.
There are many health and environmental benefits that grass provides. As compared to bare ground and other artificial types of turf, grass can reduce the surrounding temperatures by 15° C. This temperature reduction can ease heavy electricity bills and increase comfort within your home. Grass also absorbs carbon dioxide and other poisonous gasses and converts them to oxygen. It is also very effective in converting most of pollutants into harmless organic compounds that make the soil more fertile.
If you are planning on making your lawn greener, there are some important things that you need to consider to ensure that you get the best lawn with a good appearance. The following is a simple process that you can use to install turf in your lawn.
Preparation of soil
This is the first thing that you need to do before installing turf. Turf requires a pH of 5.5 to 6.5. You can buy soil pH kits and herbicides in order to prepare the soil.
If the area needs to excavated, it is important to ensure that the area is clean and free from grasses or weeds. You can hire a bobcat if you have a larger area that cannot be excavated by hand.
Top soil addition
You can purchase top soil from landscape supply yards or from your local nursery. Use a rake to spread the top soil over the area on which you will be installing the turf. The depth of the top soil should be between 100- 150mm. It is also important to add some fertiliser if it is not already included in the top soil.
The next thing that you need to do is to hire a cultivator to work on the depth of the ground. Use a rake or a leveling tool to smooth the surface.
As turf is a living plant, it is very important that it is delivered the day you want to lay it down. You should begin watering it after 30 minutes of installation more so during summer seasons. This greatly improves the appearance of your lawn or yard once it has fully grown. Regular maintenance is required to ensure that it remains in good condition.
Getting it Right & Keeping it Green – Turf Supplies Sydney
It can take a great level of creativity and work to get the beautiful lawn and garden you’ve always dreamed of. However, you can spice up the look of your home environment with a few of the right elements. One thing every one of our clients must know is that good turf supplies are the result of the labor of duly certified professionals in our field. With this is mind, we believe we are the best people to work with to give you the products and the service that you deserve. We at Greener Lawn have ensured that we create systems that help to deliver the best products at affordable rates. Our prompt service has become synonymous with the operations of our business. We have a wide range of turf that can match your unique tastes. Our professional advice gives you the edge to create the look you want in your home environment.
In line with global best practice, we have instituted strict adherence to high health, safety and environmental standards. You can be assured that the turf we supply comes with no risk to you or your pets. We have vehicles on ground that guarantee speedy delivery to your location. Once you place your order and the turf is cut, we deliver it as soon as possible to ensure you get the best results with your turf. We have been consistent in doing this for over 20 years so you know you can count on us!
There is a growing need for high-quality turf in Sydney and Greener Lawn produces a dynamic blend of various types to help satisfy this need. We also grow one of Australia’s finest turfs known as Sir Walter Buffalo. It is a contemporary and highly sort after variety of Buffalo grass which was introduced into the market in 1997. The wide acceptance and appeal it has garnered over the years makes it a welcome part of your environment. Beyond this, we also have other varieties which would keep your lawn glowing all year round.
Many individuals may not be versed in all the factors that lead to a fresh looking lawn. At Greener Lawns, we take the stress off you and ensure you get professional support and advice that keeps you ahead of your game. When it comes to turf supplies in Sydney, you deserve only the best. We do a lot of work to ensure we give you quality and value at affordable rates. We are here to take your call and work with you in actualizing your dreams. Irrespective of your budget, we are able to help you make the best decisions that are fitting for your environment.
The peculiarity of the market in which we operate has shown that you should not work with any untested hand. When someone who is not trained handles your project, it could cost you a lot of money and time without giving you the results you need. We have established a brand that has gained recognition in various markets all over Australia. The attention to detail and years of research we have put into the business makes us indisputable leaders in our field. We can safely say that when we work with you; you will be a champion on and off the field. The beauty of what we do speaks for itself.
One of Australia’s most respected turf industry families has recently embarked on the greatest challenge of their 20-year business life – a succession plan. Charlie, Michael and Anthony Muscat have worked together every day of those 25 years in their family-run business, GreenLine Turf. But after more than five years deliberating, the trio, with their spouses, have put steps in place to allow them to integrate the next generation. The plan has meant GreenLine divided its assets and customer base to enable them to expand operations and commence trading as three individual entities – Green Life Turf, Greener Lawns, and Greenway Turf. The hardest step initially was keeping plans under wraps for more than five years while we problem solved every scenario possible before eventually nutting out the finer details of the plan before executing it during 2008,Michael said. Inevitable step With 14 offspring between them, the Muscats knew a succession plan was inevitable at some point. We all knew the time was coming but we kept putting it off and putting it off, they said. All three partners had children passionate about turf production, who continually displayed a keen interest in pursuing turf dreams to become more involved in their family-run operations. We really were motivated by our children to make it happen in the end – they were all so keen – you can’t dampen that enthusiasm, Alexandria Muscat said. The way the new generation has embraced their role within their individual businesses has been one of the greatest rewards to come from the transition for all families. The boys (young Muscat offspring) are all striving and thriving to go forward – and are enjoying working with their parents to contribute to driving new success and sustained business growth simply by integrating their own ideas, Margaret Muscat said. While the Muscat brothers said they no longer had each other to lean on in the way they had done traditionally, they were now tending to share ideas and discuss issues at a decision-making level with their kids and wives (who are all also entrenched in the businesses).
At Greener Lawn our priority is to maintain great customer service and provide excellent quality turf. Greener Lawn prides itself on providing Sydney’s homes with fresh, high-quality, weed-free turf. We offer a customer support service so that you can feel assured that we are available to assist you with your new lawn.
Sir Walter are proud to announce an Australian first… the development of a Premium Synthetic Grass that can be used alongside Australia’s Premium natural turf, Sir Walter. ‘Lady Jane’ will be perfect for all installations where natural turf cannot be grown, due to factors such as no sunlight, no water or difficult traffic areas. ‘Lady Jane’ has been designed to carry all the hallmarks of Sir Walter’s natural turf variety; a premium construction, a dense blade structure and thick thatch layer, plus a generous 50mm pile height, developed to simulate the slightly uneven texture of Sir Walter natural lawn turf. There are some excellent situations where synthetic grass is a good choice, especially if you can’t get a natural grass to grow: roof tops, courtyards, balconies and terraces, heavily shaded areas where natural grass won’t grow, kids play areas, day care centres, sports fields, tennis courts, and indoor sports pitches to name a few. Synthetic grass is made from plastic and cleverly woven into a rubber underlay with all sorts of different textures, piles (length) and subtle blends of colour. Unlike the old astro turf, Lady Jane is a quality product so if you really cannot use the real thing this is a good alternative.