Spring lawn care
Spring is traditionally the kick start of the growing season for the majority of turf varieties, meaning it is a very important time for all lawn lovers! The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer and everything is starting to grow again.
As temperatures start to rise your soil temperatures will also increase and the lawn starts to grow again, making it an ideal time to fertilise your lawn. We use and recommend Sir Walter Fertiliser that is available through our lawn store, this is a specially formulated product developed by Australia’s top turf farmers and is perfect for all lawns!
Weeding will be a priority in your spring lawn care, close mowing will also assist in getting rid of some of the weeds. Giving your lawn a nice close haircut can also help with de-thatching your lawn if it has built up a thatch layer during the winter and summer months.
Summer lawn care
As we all know summer is the height of the growing season for our climate, so here are a few hints and tips to ensure your lawn stays looking sensational throughout the warmer months.
Make sure your mower is in good working order and the blades are sharp. When mowing you should aim for no more than a third removal of the leaf, this encourages healthy, dense growth. If you mow too short it can lead to stress and potential weed invasion.
Deeper, less frequent soakings will educate the root system to become more robust and self-sufficient, especially with drought tolerant species. If we are experiencing a dry Summer, a weekly soaking of your lawn will be required, however if there are any water restrictions always abide by them. If you have a drought tolerant lawn like Sir Walter, you may find that you do not have to water the turf at all.
Autumn lawn care
All warm season grass varieties will become dormant over the colder months, so autumn is a great time to make sure your lawn is fit, healthy and strong for the harsh colder weather ahead of it.
We recommend fertilising three times a year, with autumn being the most important of them all. This fertiliser will provide your lawn with a good nourishment before winter and will encourage healthy root development, with a stronger lawn making it harder for weeds to establish through over winter.
Autumn is also a great time to aerate your lawn with a garden fork as it helps rejuvenate a tired lawn and get it ready for winter.
As a guide, in most areas you should aim to have your lawn winter-ready prior to Easter to ensure you haven’t left it too late.
Winter lawn care
Winter is an important time of the year for maintenance of your lawn that will help see it reach peak condition in spring. Warm season grasses will experience different levels of dormancy depending on your area, meaning your lawn will be experiencing a slow down in growth.
Because your lawn is at its most vulnerable during winter, weeds are given an opportunity to grow strongly. If you only have a few weeds, dig them out with a hand weeder. If you have more severe weed problems, try a weed wand with glyphosate (roundup), carefully touching the weeds only. For more serious weed problems, you should use a weed control product like Lawn Lovers Buffalo Weed Control.
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Thank you Marcus & Joe for such excellent customer service. Marcus gave us good advice on what turf to use and had no problems coming to offer his advice a second time to help us keep to our budget. Joe and his team were polite, friendly and efficient and did a terrific job on our very large backyard. It looks amazing. We've mowed it twice now and it looks like it has been there forever.
Product arrived with good grass growth and a nice root mass. Please pass on my thanks to your team.
- John, Jim's Mowing, Kiama
Thank you for a quick and professional job at our school.
- Mark, Warilla High School
The boys who laid the lawn were AWESOME . .. very polite , worked hard and more than helpful with instructions for care.
- Bronwyn, Vincentia
We were very very happy with the service we received, everyone we were involved with were courteous, polite and professional. Would definitely use your company again in the future.
- Karen, Mt Pleasant
These guys were awesome! Nothing was too much to ask, Thanks guys
- Susan, Tapitallee
Thank you for the great job your guy did on Wednesday. I recommend you guys to everyone. Thanks heaps!
- Mick, Lake Heights
Joe, Scott and the team did a great job yesterday and despite having all four seasons during the afternoon, we smashed the turf laying records and got the job done.
- Jeff, Kangaroo Valley
I would just like to thank you and particularly Jed and Jamie who worked their butts off today, and have done a fantastic job turfing our front lawn. Your whole operation is totally professional and we could not be more pleased with the end result. Thanks again.
- Tony & Kay, Sutherland
Just a quick message to say a big thank you to the driver who delivered the Turf on Saturday. He placed the turf in positions that made it easier for our guys to lay the turf. Thanks again.
- Ann, Surf Beach
The new lawn looks great! Thank you very much the boys did a top job.
- Matt, Wollongong
Hi Marcus , just to let you know that the boys and yourself are a credit to your company. Their work ethics are second to none. Thank you.
- Mark, Lake Conjola
Thank you so much for your professionalism and attention to detail with the supply and installation of our Sir Walter at our newly built house. It has totally transformed the look of our home and has provided the finishing touch it so desperately needed.
- Tim McGoldrick, South Nowra
Just a quick note to thank your guy for a great install - we had the perfect weather for laying (rained all day !!!) Looking a treat and I'll be in touch for more just as soon as this lot is established.
- Michael, Tallong
Nathan, Josh and Brendon were a delight to deal with and did a fantastic job.
- Patrick, Illawong
Hi Marcus & Jed, thanks again for your work, we really love our lawn!
- Gary, Berry
Our lawn is looking great, I'm really happy with it; I never thought I would be a lawn person but turns out I am!
- Mick, West Wollongong
Jed and his buddy are wonderful. You guys are a real credit to Turfco.
- Robyn, Greenwell Point
Both Marcus & Joe are very professional and know exactly what they are doing; their friendly personalities and workmanship makes them a credit to your company.
- James, South Coast NSW
Just like to say a big thanks to Marcus Josh and Jed, all very professional, courteous with nothing being a problem, a job well done and another happy customer,will not hesitate to recommend you guys.
- Kevin and Florence Handford, Port Kembla
Thank you for your help in the installation of our new turf – I am really happy with it and amazed at what a difference it has made to the backyard. Your company made everything so very easy, I will certainly be recommending you. If ever I need turf laid again Turfco will be the first company I turn to.
- Margarethe, Shellharbour
Turfco did an amazing job at my place and now I want to repeat it!
- Reece, Hyams Beach
On behalf of our club I wish to pass onto yourself and Turfco are sincere thanks for your generosity with the recent supply of turf to Ray Robinson oval. This has assisted our club immensely with the upkeep and preseason preparation to our ground. Again we say thanks. We appreciate your support.
- Fernhill Soccer Club
Thanks Marcus! I have to say you and your team are one of the most professional trades I have come across and the lawn looks great!
- Belinda, Greenhills Beach
Thanks very much for the photos! The area is looking excellent - a huge improvement on the original !! I appreciate all your team's efforts and hopefully we'll be able to successfully maintain the turf until it is well established!
- Lile, Keiraville
I just want to thank yourself and Marcus for everything and to the guys that did the job, they were fantastic and did a great job.
- Melinda, Renwick
Fantastic , I bought it online Wednesday and it was delivered to my door on Friday, doesn't get any better than that. Thanks
- Warwick, Goulburn
Just wanted to thank you for the great product excellent service and the most professional experience we have had so far with our renovation. Josh and Joe were fantastic. Please feel free to use us as a referee to other potential clients, they won't regret it.
- Victoria & Gary, Illawarra