Turf Maintenance after Installation

There are a wide variety of turf products available and Countrywide landscaping can certainly help you when it comes to choosing and installing the right product for your residential or commercial area.

But, when it comes to the maintenance of your new turf, once we leave, the rest is up to you and it would be a shame to let all that time and cash go to waste!

Maintenance for turf product can vary depending on the type of turf you have chosen to install. So, to make it easier for you, we have put together some standard guidelines to follow to make sure your lawn establishes well and looks lush all year round.

  • It is very important that you DO NOT leave the lawn to dry out while in the early ‘establishment’ period. You need to keep it moist at all times because dry lawn is more susceptible to disease and moisture is needed to develop a good root system.
  • The best time to water your lawn is early in the morning or late in the afternoon. This will prevent evaporation as sun exposure is at a minimum.
  • A good deep watering of 10-25mm is far more beneficial to your lawn than a shallow one.
  • Be mindful of wind when using sprinkler systems, they may not perform as they should, and extra watering may be necessary.
  • If after the 8 weeks ‘establishment’ period, temperatures reach 34 or higher for 2 or more consecutive days, your lawn will require extra watering.
  • A trick to measuring how much water your lawn has received is marking a clear container at 10ml and 30ml, place it on the lawn, under your sprinklers and when the water has reached the right line, you can turn the water off.
WEEK FREQ TIME AMOUNT
1 3/Day 9am-12pm-3pm 10mm
2 2/Day 10am-2pm 10mm
3 1/Day 12 Noon` 10mm
4-8 1-2/Day In the AM 25mm
8+ 2/week In the AM 25mm

Mowing Your Turf

Mowing your lawn is essential to keep it young and active. Give it a good trim at least once a year to promote new growth, reduce thatch and prevent disease and moisture build-up.

Make sure you:

  • Keep your blades sharp
  • Avoid scalping the turf (exposing roots/soil
  • Mow your lawn when it is health and dry

Fertilising Your Turf

We recommend you fertilise you’re your lawn a minimum or 2-3 times a year.

  • At the end of Summer
  • At the end of Autumn
  • At the beginning of Spring

But only of necessary, if your lawn is growing vigorously, it doesn’t need it. We also recommend you use a slow release fertiliser to avoid burning the lawn’s leaves.

If you have any questions or would like to know more, give our friendly team a call on 08) 96225571.