Establishing your new Sir Grange Lawn
Avoid heavy or concentrated use of new Sir Grange lawn for the first 2 -3 weeks to give the roots an opportunity to firmly knit with soil and to ensure that the turf will remain smooth.
Watering during establishment period:
Week 1: Water twice a day, preferably morning and afternoon.
Week 2: Water once a day but watering should be longer to encourage the roots to search deeper.
Week 3: Water 2 – 3 times per week.
Maintaining your Sir Grange Lawn
Once your new lawn has taken root, watering can be decreased to suit climatic conditions. If conditions are dry and/or windy, the lawn will require 2-3 deep waterings in summer per week or 1 per week in winter until full establishment of a deep root system (approx. 12 months).
If your watering does not seem to be having effect we recommend using a wetting agent to eradicate dry spots.
To test your soil moisture, push a 4” (100mm) probe or screwdriver into the ground. When you pull it out it should show signs of moisture up to the handle.
The first mow should not take place until the turf slabs are firmly attached to the soil by their roots. To check if your new lawn is ready for mowing we recommend lifting the corner of a slab. If the turf lifts off of the soil you will need to wait longer. Mowing your new lawn too soon can tear the new roots, causing unnecessary stress and increasing the establishment period.
We recommend fertilising your lawn every three (3) months; autumn, winter and spring. An extra fertilise over summer may be necessary if it is dry and we are not getting any storms or rain.
If you do get lawn pests such as the dreaded lawn grub or curl grub you need to get onto this immediately. The easiest way to rid yourself of these is to use our Lawn Grub & Beetle Killer granules specifically formulated for the control of lawn grubs, beetles, ants, earwigs, millipedes, mole crickets and slaters. It is safe to use on lawn or in garden beds.
Alternatively, you can use Lawn Lovers Grub Guard 2L. This premium pest control for lawns has an easy spray-on applicator that means you don’t need to handle any granulated chemicals, poisons or endanger breathing in any residue dusts.
We believe that prevention is always better than a cure. If your lawn is kept healthy the weeds will struggle to establish. OxaFert is a brand-new product on the market that prevents weed seeds from germinating. However, if weeds do take hold, including bindi, clover, cudweed or thistles, we do recommend All Purpose Weed Control to rid yourself of them.
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