Lawn Maintenance

Watering your lawn

For new lawns

It is important when your new lawn first goes down that you water it in straight away. If you don’t, the lawn will start to go brown and will become very unhealthy. Make sure you water each square metre thoroughly on a daily basis to ensure the surface soil is kept moist until the roots of the turf have established, as a guide, approximately the equivalent of half a cup of water is sufficient at each watering. A simple way to gauge this is to place a measuring cup near your sprinkler and see how long it takes to fill half a cup.

For newly established lawns

After the first two weeks the roots should have taken well. If you can’t lift the turf then the roots have established. At this point watering can be eased back slightly to every second day. (Establishment time will vary depending on location and time of year).

For established lawns

When watering your lawn, less frequent deeper soakings will encourage strong, deep roots that will help maintain the health of your lawn.

Sprinklers and irrigation

There are a great range of sprinklers and other irrigation products available online from the Lawn Store.

Lawn mowing

When a new lawn cannot be lifted, it means it is establishing. In warm weather this usually happens approximately 10-14 days after laying (this can take longer in the cooler months). For best results and until the lawn is fully established (4-6 weeks), mow along the turf strips, then North/South, East/West.

Never remove more than one-third of the leaf blade in a single mowing.

Lawn mowing height guidelines:
  • Sir Walter Soft Leaf Buffalo Grass – 30-50mm
  • Eureka Kikuyu Grass – 30mm-50mm
  • RTF Fescue Grass – 50mm
  • Nullarbor Couch Grass – 20mm
  • Platinum Zoysia – 20-30mm

Fertilising your lawn

For optimal results you should fertilise your lawn three times a year (summer, spring and autumn), using a premium blend fertiliser such as Sir Walter Fertiliser. Ensure you water the fertiliser well into the root base to avoid any leaf burn.

Weeding your lawn

If you only have a couple of weeds, you can remove them by hand or with a weed wand with glyphosate (Roundup). If your weed problems are more prevalent, you should use a weed control product like Lawn Lovers Buffalo Weed Control.

Seasonal lawn care

Check out our Seasonal Lawn Care page for more information on looking after your lawn throughout the year.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Turfco did an amazing job at my place and now I want to repeat it!

    - Reece, Hyams Beach

  • 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

  • The new lawn looks great! Thank you very much the boys did a top job.

    - Matt, Wollongong

  • These guys were awesome! Nothing was too much to ask, Thanks guys

    - Susan, Tapitallee

  • 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

  • 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

  • Thank you for a quick and professional job at our school.

    - Mark, Warilla High School

  • Hi Marcus & Jed, thanks again for your work, we really love our lawn!

    - Gary, Berry

  • 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

  • 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.

    - Berry

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Roberts, Greenhills Beach

  • The boys who laid the lawn were AWESOME . .. very polite , worked hard and more than helpful with instructions for care.

    - Bronwyn, Vincentia

  • 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

  • Thank you for the great job your guy did on Wednesday. I recommend you guys to everyone. Thanks heaps!

    - Mick, Lake Heights

  • 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

  • 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

  • Product arrived with good grass growth and a nice root mass. Please pass on my thanks to your team.

    - John, Jim's Mowing, Kiama

  • 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