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LAWN CARE

Establishing Your New Lawn

Now that your new lawn is laid and looking amazing, it’s time to make sure it stays the envy of the street. Our experienced staff have put together a few tips and guides on residential lawn care to help you care for and maintain your new lawn, keeping it in prime condition all year round.

Watering Your New Lawn

It is important to give your lawn a thorough soak in the first few weeks of growing to ensure a deep root system develops.

Mowing your Lawn

Be sure to remove grass clippings from your lawns after mowing to prevent suffocating and killing your lawn. When mowing long lawns, mow the lawn in two stages, rather than attempting to cut the lawn short the first mow.

Fertilising

For healthy, vigorous good looking lawn, fertilise Twice a Year. 2 weeks before Winter and again Mid August.

Renovation & Repair

Learn a thing or two about top dressing, aerating the soil and patching worn areas.

Weeding

Understanding how weeds spread is an important part of knowing how to control them.

Insects

Read some information about some common pests such as the African Black Beetle & Lawn Armyworm as well as how to combat them.

Turf Diseases

There are a wide range of Turf Diseases, making it difficult and confusing to diagnose what Turf disease your lawn may have. Grasses that are well maintained with watering, mowing and fertilising are most not likely to be affected or severely damaged.

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Common Weeds Found in Lawns

Clover
Nut Grass
Paspalum

Clover

Thrives in dry conditions
Usually during Winter & Early Spring
Kikuyu and Couch are higher risk due to their dry preference
Easily treated with Broad Leaf Weeder & Feeder
Some treatments effect Buffalo lawns, so read the description

Nut Grass

Extremely difficult to control
Thrives on waterlogged soil
Indicates poor soil drainage, irrigation leak or over-watering
Can tolerate harsh conditions once established
Produced tubers 8-14 inches underground
Best treatment involves removing roots and tubers completely
Glyphosate-based can be used, ensure it’s only applied to the weed itself
Can require second treatment

Paspalum

Course Leaf grass with deep root system
Summer time weed
Can be treated with Paskill
Common in sandy soils throughout coastal regions

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