Chevallum's turf advice

Lawn Preparation

Proper site and soil preparation prior to planting allows for the grass roots to penetrate deeper and evenly. Deep roots help lawns become more drought tolerant. Dense turf will also inhibit weed growth and resistance to insect attack and disease.

To achieve the best results from your lawn here some key things to consider before installation and maintenance after installation.

  1. Spray out and remove all weeds and old grasses form your old lawn.
  2. Excavate and remove any rubble and debris that is larger than 4 - 5cm (2 - 3 inches) in diameter
  3. Lay and spread required top soil to a depth of approx. 100mm (4 inches0)
  4. Level and grade the area(Slope the grade away from building foundations), allow for drainage and fall of the land
  5. Roll the area with a water filled water if low spots are revealed back fill and repeat step 5.
  6. Spread fertiliser, Water crystals or any other conditioners before the installation of your turf.
  7. Install your new turf, laying in a brick work pattern.
  8. Water lawn immediately.
  9. Roll with a water filled roller
  10. Keep the water up to it for 2 weeks, make sure the roots stay moist.

Soil preparation

Sandy loams or loams with a pH level of 6.0 to 7.0 are ideal for laying turf and creating the best results from your lawn. Your site soil may need to be enhance to create the best foundation for your new turf. Your top soil should cleared of all foreign matter and spread to a depth of between 100mm (4 inches) and 150mm (6 inches).

Lawn Care

September - Lawns require regular applications of fertiliser every 8-10 weeks. A well fertilised lawn is less likely to be invaded by weeds. Maintain by regular mowing and watering.

October - Topdress if required before summer storms - apply fertiliser approximately two weeks before spreading soil.

November - Maintain fertiliser applications. Control weeds with Turfweeder - specific weeds such as carpet graas and paspalum will need to be removed by hand.

December - Watch out for early infestations of lawn grubs and treat with a recognised lawn grub spray.

January - Maintain fertiliser applications. Control lawn grubs and catepillars. (Use of urea recommended during this month)

February - Regular mowing and watering will encourage a thick sward. Spray to control lawn grubs.

March - Fertilise towards the end of the month. Watch for late lawn grub infestations.

April - If fertiliser has not been applied - apply now to prepare your lawn for winter. Spray clover with Turfweeder, maintain regular watering.

May - Regular mowing and watering.

June - Regular mowing and watering.

July - Control Bindii and other broad leafed weeds with Turfweeder.

August - Fertilise to 'wake up' your lawn after winter.

*Recommended fertiliser CK88 or similar.

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