FAQS

FAQS

Our turf rolls are 450mm wide and 2300mm long (1msq)

Your turf is delivered on a truck and is unloaded using a truck mounted forklift. The forklift has a
specially designed push arm to slide the turf off the pallet on delivery, meaning there’s no pesky
wooden pallets left behind.

Our delivery truck is a heavy rigid truck and can carry 10 full pallets of turf. Deliveries to most
suburban sites is no problem. If you have restricted access to your property a phone call and some
photos is always helpful.

Our Forklift needs a minimum 2.6m wide clearance to gain access to yards and is 2.5m tall. It also
weighs roughly 3T when carrying a full pallet of turf so areas of soft or wet ground may limit access.

The amount of water that will need to be applied to a new lawn will change depending on the
conditions at the property where the lawn was laid. The principle involved will always be the same –
which is to keep the new lawn wet at all times.

Dry Hot Weather: New lawns which are laid during the heat of summer require the greatest amount
of water which may be as often as 4 times a day in the first week.

Warm Weather: Warmer weather in the high 20°Cs to early 30°Cs will require the new lawn to be
watered a little less frequently, which may be around 3 times a day.

Cooler Weather: Cool weather requires less water again and may be as low as 1 – 2 watering’s a day.

Rainy Weather: During cool rainy weather, it is likely that the new roll on lawn will require no extra
watering by the homeowner in addition to what it is already receiving naturally from the rain.

Regular water, regular applications of quality slow release fertiliser, and regular mowing are the three basic essentials to getting your lawn looking better. In spring or early summer, apply GroTurf 15-4-11 at 2-3kg / 100m2 using a suitable spreader. Water this fertiliser in with HydraMaxx Hose On soil wetting agent to aid in moisture retention. Six weeks later, apply Maintain 26-2-9 with 70% slow release nitrogen at 2kg / 100m2, and water-in with HydraMaxx Hose On soil wetting agent. Repeat Maintain 26-2-9 and HydraMaxx Hose On application every 8 weeks during the warmer months. Water and mow at least weekly during warmer months.

If you are about to lay a new lawn, apply Under Turf Starter 10-8-5 + Water Crystals at 2.5kg / 100m2 using a suitable spreader. If you have just laid a new lawn, you want to keep it looking good. Begin by applying GroTurf 15-4-11 at 2-3kg / 100m2 using a suitable spreader. Water this fertiliser in with Hydramaxx Hose On soil wetting agent to aid in moisture retention. Six weeks later, apply Maintain 26-2-9 with 70% slow release nitrogen at 2kg / 100m2, and water-in with HydraMaxx Hose On soil wetting agent. Repeat Maintain 26-2-9 and HydraMaxx Hose On application every 8 weeks during the warmer months.

We recommend applying a soil wetting agent such as HydraMaxx Hose On every 8 weeks, which will help your lawn retain moisture for longer. A 2L bottle treats 150m2. Possibly raise the cutting height to create a more dense turf canopy, aerate the lawn once a year, and check for any tree roots intruding into the lawn.

A “pre-emergent” herbicide can be applied to prevent weeds coming up in your lawn. We recommend applying Oxafert at 4kg / 100m2 using a suitable spreader or Spartan at 40mL / 100m2 using suitable spray equipment in spring, summer and autumn. Oxafert has the advantage of being both a pre-emergent herbicide and fertiliser, so it will prevent weeds while improving turf health at the same time! Water-in thoroughly immediately after application. One 20kg bag will treat 500m2.

First determine whether they are a ‘broadleaf’ weeds or ‘grass-type’ weeds. If you mainly have broadleaf weeds, then Bow & Arrow herbicide would be the safest option for your lawn and will control many of the common broadleaf weeds. If some weeds remain, a more accurate identification of the weed will be required. Also make sure you add a sticker such as Wetter 600 in with your herbicide to ensure good results. If you mainly have grass-type weeds, this can be a little more difficult. The best strategy is prevention, by applying a ‘pre-emergent’ herbicide such as Oxafert before the weeds appear. However if you already have grass-type weeds, dig them out first and then apply Oxafert at 4kg / 100m2 using a suitable spreader, or Spartan at 40mL / 100m2 using suitable spray equipment in spring, summer and autumn, to prevent them coming up again. Oxafert has the advantage of being both a pre-emergent herbicide and fertiliser, so it will prevent weeds while improving turf health at the same time! Keep your lawn healthy to out-compete the weeds through regular fertiliser applications (e.g. refer Scenario 3), and mow at least weekly during warmer months.

Caterpillars such as Lawn Armyworm (lawn grub) that eat the grass, and African Black Beetle that eat the roots, are the most common insects that attack lawns. They can be controlled for up to 6 months with an application of Acelepryn at 15ml / 100m2 using suitable spray equipment, which is a very safe to use insecticide. There is also the granular Acelepryn option. Acelepryn GR at 1.5kg / 100m2. These insects can also be treated with a knockdown insecticide such as Fivestar at 60ml / 100m2, however there will be no ongoing residual control with this treatment, so reapplication may be necessary.

Refer to the Disease Identification Section to try and determine what fungal disease your lawn has. This can be difficult to do. Voltar is a good broad spectrum fungicide option that controls many common diseases of lawns.

High sand content soil may require more water and fertiliser to keep your lawn looking healthy. Organic Booster is a cost effective basic organic option to improve the fertility of high sand content soil (apply two to six times per year). To ensure healthy turf growth, you may also need to apply additional maintenance fertilisers such as Maintain 26-2-9. Alternatively, if you want to take it to the next level of organic turf nutrition, then apply Terralift Activate N at 2kg / 100m2 twice during summer, using a suitable spreader. Note if using these Terralift products regularly, additional maintenance fertilisers will not be required

Regular applications of a quality slow release granular fertiliser as used by golf courses and sporting stadiums will get you a good result. A simple start is to apply Maintain 26-2-9 with 70% slow release nitrogen using a suitable spreader four times a year i.e. once in spring, twice in summer and once just before winter. A 20kg bag will be enough for an average size 200m2 lawn for a year.