TURF MAINTENANCE

Queensland's climate can make it difficult to establish a new lawn. Follow the below guidelines & tips to help you grow a happy & healthy lawn, all year round.

W A T E R I N G 

G U I D E 

First 2 Days

KEEP IT DRENCHED

For the first 2 days after your new turf is laid, you need to keep it saturated. You will need to soak it to the point of not being able to walk on it, and keep it this wet for the 2 day timeframe.

First Week

ONCE A DAY

For the remainder of the first week you will need to give your new turf a soaking once a day. Best times to water turf is early in the morning or late in the evening, this gives your turf the best chance of absorbing the water. 

Second Week

EVERY 2ND DAY

Your watering schedule can start to ease off in your second week. Cut your waters down to once every second day. The turf will still need to be drenched on the watering days. HOT TIP - One good soaking is better then multiple short waters.

Third Week

EVERY 3RD DAY

One heavy soak every third day should suffice in your third week of establishing your new lawn. It is important to keep in mind the weather as you back off on watering, if it is a hot day then be sure to cool your turf off even if it isn't a watering day.

Fourth Week

ONCE OR TWICE

In your fourth week you should see the turf starting to root into the existing ground. Check this by lifting the corner of one of the slabs, it should firmly grip the substrate. If you turf has successfully established itself into the soil below, you can cut right back to one or two soakings a week.

M O W I N G &

F E R T I L I S I N G

Mowing

KEEP IT LONG

Around the 4 week mark is a general guideline to when you can start mowing your new lawn. It is important to keep your new lawn long, the rule is to never cut more then a third of the leaf off. This prevents stress in your lawn which may result in weed invasion.

Mowing

HELPFUL HINTS

In the warmer months keep your lawn longer, this helps with water retention & saves money on your water bill.

Give your lawn some TLC in the spring to ensure year long health. You can find a range of fertilisers & lawn care products at https://www.goturf.com.au/fertilisers

Always water your lawn in the early A.M. or late P.M. & give it a good heavy soak.

Spring Maintenance

TLC FOR YOUR LAWN

Spring is a great time to do some yearly maintenance on your lawn. This keeps a healthy and happy lawn year round. Here's a simple 5 step program you can follow at the beginning of Spring:

1. Pull Weeds  

2. Aerate 

3. Fertilise with a Soil Conditioner 

4. Water 

5. Mower Maintenance

Give your lawn a second sprinkling of fertiliser 4 - 6 weeks after doing the above maintenance.

Topdressing

WHEN TO DO IT

It is important to topdress at the right time of year. You want your turf to be in 'growing season' when you topdress, this is generally Spring & Summer while your turf is actively growing.  

Topdressing

WHY & HOW?

Topdressing isn't necessarily a yearly requirement for maintenance. It is more purposed for fixing an uneven lawn. Sometime your new lawn may need a topdress once established, this is just due to the variance in the thickness of the turf slabs when cut on the farm & completely normal.

HOW TO:

1. Mow Lawn - Trim a third of the leaf off your grass.

2. Apply Topdress Soil 

3. Rake, or spread soil evenly and work into grass

4. Apply Fertiliser 

5. Water in well

TIPS - Only apply about 10mm (1cm) across the lawn. Never completely cover the lawn, always ensure there is some green showing to absorb light. Covering the lawn will suffocate it. Multiple applications may be needed over an extended period of time to fix lower spots.

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