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Fertilising your Lawn

With Autumn now upon us it is a great time to fertilise your lawn. There is still a bit of warmth in the ground and with the temperate conditions through the day fertilising now will give your lawn a great burst coming into winter and will reduce weed growth in the cooler months.

We recommend fertilising 3-4 times per year with a slow release lawn fertiliser or lawn builder which will keep your lawn looking green and healthy. For soft leaf buffalo lawns and kikuyu select a buffalo slow release fertiliser which will thicken your lawn, once again starving weed production.

Fertilising your lawn is essential as your plants need food to build a strong deep root system which toughens the grass through the hotter months and keeps bindies out of your lawn… nothing worse than walking in bare feet and being attacked from the ground up!

Sydney's Hot Weather

Sydney's Hot Weather

With summer well and truly upon us, lawns can get heat stressed very easily. To prevent this from happening good watering early in the morning will enable your lawn to survive and flourish.

Watering at night has the ability to bring on pests to your lawn like curl grubs which live in the roots of plants which can harm patches of your lawn so we recommend early morning watering.

Turf is a living plant to feeding and watering your lawn is essential to maintain it’s health.

Wishing everyone a happy and safe new year.

Turf Supplies Sydney

Turf Supplies Sydney

Associated Turf has been supplying and laying turf to Sydney homes, councils and commercial developments for over 35 years.

With the latest technology for harvesting and delivery, your turf is delivered farm fresh.

Stocking some of the best brands suitable for Sydney climate and soil conditions including Matilda soft leaf buffalo turf, a premium variety in the soft leaf family which has higher disease resistance and wear ability compared to others in the same family, your lawn will look stunning when comparing to your neighbours.

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Lawn Mowing Heights in Spring

With Spring now well and truly with us and a bit of rain and sunshine, lawns are thriving at the moment. The temptation is to to lower the height of the mower so that you don’t need to mow as often.

Surprisingly this actually works in reverse! Lowing the mower height places the turf in shock and to recover it tries to grow faster.

Best practice is to keep nice growth and take the tops off enabling the turf to spread and fill in any patches that looked a little thin.

This time of year keep on eye on the weather and when possible mow just before it rains. Fertilise and reap the benefits of a lush green lawn… oh and yes this will starve weeds from your lawn also.

Fresh Lawn Turf from Associated Turf Supplies

Turf for new homes

Associated Turf specialise in the delivery of premium quality turf for all types of homes at the best prices. We are delivering to suburbs including Edmondson Park, Spring Farm, Riverstone, Oran Park, Gregory Hills, Gledswood Hills, Kellyville & Kellyville Ridge, Marsden Park, Schofields and the Penrith region.

Our turf varieties include hard wearing couch grasses, to the quick healing Kikuyu and the great looking soft leaf buffalo grass Matilda, bred in Australia for Australian conditions.

You have your new house, let us help you to put the finishing touches to turn it into a home that you love going home to.

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Spring is around the corner

With a warmer than average winter that we have been through the ground is starting to warm up and it’s “turf time”.

Have you been planning on renovating your garden? Now’s the time to get your preparation completed by killing off the old grass and preparing the soil. Stocks of all turf varieties are coming back online now and ready for delivery.

Remember great preparation of your soil will result in a tremendous outcome with your new lawn.

Laying Turf in Winter

We often get asked, “Can we lay new turf in winter?” The short answer is yes but the turf will remain dormant until the weather and the ground warms up in spring.

The process of establishing your new turf is the same but will take less water to establish. After a thorough soaking on laying the turf, water 2 days a week for the first 2 weeks and then once a week.  We don’t want to over water and leave the turf susceptible to disease.

In spring, once the warmer weather has arrived, give your turf a light fertilise with a product from the Scotts Lawn Builder range suitable to your turf variety and water in.

Laying turf in winter does have it’s advantages as the turf can be established and ready to thrive come summer time. Talk to Associated Turf about the best turf varieties for your area.

Watering your turf in Summer

The warmer weather is fast approaching (woo-hoo), and you’re probably wondering how often you should be watering your lawn in summer. A deep watering once a week in summer is usually enough, provided the watering is a deep one. It’s best to saturate the lawn using a sprinkler for about an hour or more – this will ensure the water gets in deep and it will encourage the roots to follow the water down and grow deeper, making your lawn more drought tolerant.

Watering & Fertilising Lawns

This advice is for turf types sold by Associated Turf.

Watering

Tip #1:  It is important to water really deeply and less frequently.

Watering once a week in summer is usually enough, provided the water is a deep one. It’s best to saturate the lawn using a sprinkler for about an hour or more. This will ensure the water gets in deep and it will encourage the roots to follow the water down and grow deeper, making your lawn more drought tolerant.

After a lawn has been in a few years and it becomes very drought tolerant, you may be able to water heavily every two weeks in summer. If it rains, take that into account and water less. In the cooler months lawns rarely need watering if rain occurs occasionally.

A lawn will actually tell you when it needs watering. The leaves will start to wilt slightly. If this happens it is time to water. It is a little more important with Buffalo varieties to not let it thin out due to long periods of drought. Try not to leave Buffalo brown from drought stress for more than a week if possible.

Fertilsing your Lawn
Research shows that autumn is the most important time to fertilise your lawn. Fertilising in spring for most lawn types is not enough. The minimum fertiliser needed by a lawn is twice per year, but that is only if you use a slow release.

Summer fertilising is also important, but in summer it is very important not to use a fertiliser high in nitrogen Too much nitrogen in summer makes the leaves of turf grow really fast, and worse it can make it more susceptible to some diseases.

What Lawn Type is Best for My Garden?

There are a lot of factors that one needs to consider when deciding what kind of a lawn would be best for your garden. Not only does every garden have different needs but everyone also has different preferences when it comes to their lawn.

Turf choices also vary but instant turf makes turf establishment much easier today.

So what are some things one should keep in mind before choosing a lawn type.

  • Aesthetic
    The look of the garden matters a lot to most people. You need to keep in mind how often you mow your lawn and your other gardening habits, so that you can choose a turf which can be easily maintained by you.
  • Natural Lighting
    Not all grass is the same thus they require different levels of sunlight. You need to see how much natural sunlight the garden gets so that you can get a turf which would thrive in the sunlight which will be best suited for what naturally occurring sunlight the garden gets.
  • Soil Nutrient Level
    The nutrient level of soil varies from garden to garden. Proper site preparation with a good underlay is essential for a healthy lawn.
  • Location
    If you live near a coastal area then the turf choice should reflect that. The wind in such areas is salty and can cause damage to a lot of kinds of turfs.
  • Dogs & Pest Problems
    If you have dogs choose a turf variety that is hard-wearing. Also at some stage all turf will have a natural pest problem. When something doesn’l look right, search for the type of pest that is affecting your lawn and treat is straight away before the problem area spreads.