LAWN GROWING GUIDE
Autumn and spring are the best times sow a lawn and carry out lawn care. For a successful lawn the soil needs to be in the best possible condition to give lawn seed the best chance of germination. So how do you achieve this?
Spray the area to kill any existing grass and weeds. Clear away weeds and grasses once they have browned off. When patching your lawn, spray weeds and any grass you want to remove. Clear away weeds and grass once it has browned off.
Apply a 25-30mm layer of our quality lawn mix. Lawn Mix is a mix of 10mm screened topsoil, compost and sand. It is nutrient rich with high organic content and is especially designed for New Zealand’s unique grass growing conditions. It is also lump-free and 100% weed-free.
Create a level and compact area for your lawn by raking, rolling and filling in where needed.
Here at Complete Landscape Supplies we stock Lawn Mix per m3, ½m3, ¼m3 or by the bag.
Before deciding on a grass seed you first need to find a variety that best suits your site and the future use of the finished lawn area. Factors to consider include:
- Irrigation or rainfall - how much will the site receive
- Shade aspects - is it shady or full sun?
- Wear - will the lawn be ornamental or will it be a play area?
- Soil type - sand, loam or clay?
Once you have considered these factors you can then purchase the correct seed for your conditions. At Complete Landscape Supplies we stock a range of grass seeds, including Classic Rye, Lifestyle Blend and Tall Fescue. These are available in both 1kg and 5kg bags.
To grow a green and healthy lawn you will need a high-quality fertiliser and regular feedings. When applied a high-quality lawn fertiliser will the lawn essential nutrients that help it grow thick and resist environmental stresses, weeds and pests. We recommend either of the two following products when growing a new lawn.
Professional Landscape Formula 15kg. Ideal fertiliser when laying new turf or re-sowing. Nitrogen release is controlled thanks to the Poly-S coating. This ensures balanced growth and good root development.
Application rate is 3.kgs per 100m² at time of seeding. Bag coverage is 420m2.
Prolawn Turfmaster Starter 4kg. This fertiliser has been designed specially for new lawns. Its a fantastic product to with a mix of slow release and standard release fertilisers with high phosphate to aid new root growth. Packed in a re-sealable plastic storage container.
Application rate is 2-3kgs per 100m² at time of seeding.