Instant Lawn After Care Guide
Easylawn Instant Rollout Turf is already a year old. It has been through the early traumas of germination, weed infestations, pest and disease threats. It has been mown, brushed, sprayed, fed, watered and rolled until it has become strong and mature enough to transplant to your location. It just needs some help to make the transition successful.
- The Turf mat and the soil beneath must be kept moist until the turf is well rooted, but that does not mean it should be kept flooded.
- In summer this could mean watering at least once a day, in winter, possibly not at all.
- Apply water until it has penetrated the Turf mat and the first 50mm of soil. Lift the corner of a few rolls to check.
- Watering in the early mornings is best so the sward will dry fairly quickly. This reduces conditions when fungal disease can thrive.
- Avoid watering in hot sunlight and don't allow the water to pond.
- Few people put sufficient water on when hand watering - use a sprinkler.
- A typical residential sprinkler gives sufficient water in about 20 minutes.
Fertilizing your lawn
Your Easylawn comes with a high nutritional status. It will benefit from Prelay fertilizer added to the soil prior to laying.
- Focus on watering and allow the Turf to establish without further stimulation.
- If after 2-3 months the colour is 'off' and the vigor drops away (and it is not winter) then the turf needs feeding.
- Apply a general lawn fertilizer at 20-30g per square metre.
- Water in the fertilizer or apply during rain.
- If the response is negligible, have your soil tested and follow the recommendations.
- Weeds will appear in your new lawn.
- They come from seeds which have been dormant in the soil after being carried in by birds or wind.
- Weed Control product should be applied to your new lawn in conjunction with the fertilizing programme.
- Weed Control is an ongoing process
Your new lawn can be mowed as soon as the grass blades are about 40 mm high and the ground is dry.
Mowing will stimulate more growth, so it is important to mow at the correct height to avoid “scalping” the new grass blades.
Never remove more than the top 1/3 of the grass blade.
Do not use a mulching mower until the lawn has been mowed 5 or 6 times with a conventional mower.
During the fast growing periods, it is recommended that you mow your lawn twice a week.
We recommend that you treat your lawn each March/April for Grass Grub and Porina.