Turf Care: How to Maintain Your Lawn

A good maintenance programme will help protect your investment and save you time and money in the long term.

  • Water within 30 minutes of laying your lawn.
  • Water daily, depending on weather conditions, until it is firmly rooted.  Check the rooting by carefully lifting a corner of the turf after 10 – 14 days.
  • Your new lawn should be mowed within 10 to 14 days, depending on the season.  The first mow should be a light trim, making sure not to scalp your new lawn.
  • Once your lawn is firmly established mow it to a desirable height and maintain it at this level.
  • Lawns require more mowing in the summer months and less as the temperature drops.
  • Your lawn, like all garden plants, needs watering and the amount of water will depend on the weather conditions.
  • We recommend you fertilise your lawn 6 times a year with a good lawn food.
  • Always water your lawn immediately after fertilising to reduce the chance of burning the grass.