Find all the information you need to keep your newly installed lawn healthy and lush.
Watch our helpful videos below that cover a range of topics from controlling pests and weeds to feeding, mowing and fertilising. These videos have some great information which covers everything you need to know to keep your new lawn in top shape.
Mowing your lawn
Common lawn problems
Winter lawn care
Once you’ve installed your new lawn, care needs to be taken to ensure a healthy and lush lawn. Read our guide below and watch helpful videos for all you need to know about fertilisation, watering, mowing and more.
After laying your new lawn, mowing should begin between 2-4 weeks, depending on what season you lay your lawn and what variety of lawn. If you are unsure of when to start mowing after laying, try gently lifting a roll off the ground to see if the roots have bounded with the ground, if so this would be a good time to commence mowing.
- In summer, try to avoid removing any more than 1/3 of the blade length in between mowing because your lawn will tend to get ‘shocked’ and turn slightly white in appearance.
- In winter mowing should be kept to a minimum to reduce chance of frost burn.
Immediately after you lay your lawn watering should commence. For the first 2-3 weeks after laying we recommend watering twice a day to ensure full root penetration. After the 2-3 weeks, one good water per-week should be enough to maintain a healthy lawn (depending on season).
- Always try to water your lawn early in the morning because there is less water evaporation.
Greenway turf recommends mixing a launcher fertiliser in with your soil before laying. This will maximise root penetration resulting in your lawn to catch on quicker. Fertilising your lawn is a must! We recommend fertilising your lawn 3 times a year, start of summer (Dec-Jan), end of autumn (April-May), and start of spring (Sep-Nov). We don’t recommend fertilising in winter because the turf will not feel the fertiliser (especially buffalo).
- Avoid fertilising in the morning, as dew on the leaves may cause the fertiliser to stick, resulting in chemical burn.
- Immediately after fertilising water the in thoroughly.
Pest and disease
Avoid fertilising your new lawn in warmer months with dynamic lifter because there is a greater chance of getting ‘black spot’, especially in humid wet months. There are systemic fungicides available to treat black spot if it is noticed. A well known pest around Sydney in the hot & humid months is Armyworm. If you suspect any armyworm in your lawn it’s a good idea to treat it with an insecticide from your local nursery e.g. Baythroid.
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We’re here to help. If you’ve decided on the right turf grass for you or need some advice, get in touch with our helpful team to discuss your needs and get a quote on your new lawn today. Greenway Turf supplies suit your space, including Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo Grass, Sir Grange Zoysia Grass, TifTuf Bermuda Grass, Nullarbor Couch Grass and Eureka Kikuyu Grass turf varieties in Sydney.