What you need to know to prepare and maintain your new lawn
A few tips on caring for your new lawn:
Avoid traffic on your new lawn for the first 2 weeks. This allows the roots to firmly weave with the soil and allows time for the soil to settle.
Do not let your new lawn dry out for the first 1-2 weeks. Before the roots knit with the soil, the turf will supply itself with moisture through the leaves, so these are to remain moist during the hottest parts of the day allowing it to remain green.
Once your turf is established, watering only needs to be undertaken on your nominated watering days. One deep watering per week is recommended.
Water early in the morning to reduce evaporation.
Regular fertilising, especially before the winter months will help keep your lawn strong and healthy all year round. A slow release fertillser with a soil conditioner is recommended.
Before mowing your lawn for the first time, ensure that the roots are tightly woven in the soil. The easiest way to test this is to try and pick up a corner of a slab of turf, if it firmly rooted this will not be possible.
Always check your mower height before proceeding to mow your lawn. Never mow more than 1/3 of the leaf.