Regular mowing is essential for the long term condition of your lawn and it's important to understand a few simple tips.
The first rule of thumb is not to mow your lawn too short. This can put your lawn under extreme stress and allows weeds to establish easily.
Spring and summer mowing will be required every 7-14 days for all grasses.
Cut only 1/3 of the leaf with any one mow to avoid scalping. If you're lawn grows a little longer than desired trim your lawn down in a number of mows.
In the cooler months warm season grasses i.e. Sir Walter Buffalo, Tiftuf, Nullarbor Couch and Eureka Kikuyu will require very minimal mowing.
Sir Walter DNA Certified and RTF Fescue is best mown at a height of 40mm - 50mm.
Nullarbor Couch and Eureka Kikuyu is best mown at a height of 20mm - 30mm.
TifTuf growth habits allow it to be mown at a range of heights. Ideally between 10mm - 35mm.
Sir Grange Zoysia if best maintained between 10mm - 50mm and looks great at all levels.
It is important to spring clean your mower blades. Check that your blades are nice and sharp. Sharp mower blades ensure a clean cut and will leave your lawn healthy. Blunt mower blades can be damaging and leave your lawn looking unhealthy and susceptible to disease.
To give your new grass the best chance of life do not mow your lawn until the roots have fully established.
Your first mow can usually take place 3-4 weeks after laying. Always ensure that the mower blades are sharp to prevent damage to the leaf. When mowing only remove one third of the leaf blade, no more.
Your grass will keep in better shape if you keep it slightly longer under shaded areas. Leaving a few clippings behind can also help under trees and we recommend not to mow more than a third of the grass leaf.
It is also important to avoid over watering in shaded areas as the water does not evaporate quickly in these areas. Pruning your bushes and trees regularly will allow as much sunlight as possible on your lawn.
Mowing TIP: Always mow with sharp blades, mow when dry to avoid scalping.
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Thanks very much for the Sir Walter DNA lawn and thanks for your great service. The whole idea to use Sir Walter was to highlight the tinted windows and sandstone on our new home. I believe I have achieved this. Let alone the easy maintenance going forward.
Sunnyside Instant Lawn provided us with an grass option to complement our modern home. We chose Sir Walter Buffalo that has an intense green colour and its softness suits our children playing outside. It was a pleasure working with Sunnyside and we would highly recommend them to anyone considering any instant lawn option.
Just a little note of thanks for arranging the delivery and drop off of lawn. We are busy watering it regularly to keep it looking amazing. Your customer service has been awesome and something of which you should be proud.
A house just isn't a home without lawn, right from my first enquiry with Sunnyside I can not fault their service. I was going to lay the turf myself but at late notice I engaged them to lay it as well. I am so impressed with my Kikuyu lawn and the way it has been installed, it's perfectly finished our new house. The only thing smiling more than us is our dog!
Karrawatta Viticulture and Wines would like to thank Sheridan and the team at Sunnyside Instant Lawn for expanding the lawn area around our office. The quality of service and the product delivery has been second to none. Thanks again Sunnyside!
We would like to thank you for the Sir Walter Buffalo lawn layed during our recent court upgrade. We can now safely accommodate the growing numbers of participants using the facility with increased opportunities to train and play netball day and night all year round.
I am so happy with my Sir Walter Buffalo, it is green, lush and beautiful and has added so much value to my house. I was more than satisfied with the customer service provided by Sheridan & Andrew. I was very impressed with the follow up phone call I received and felt Sunnyside Instant Lawn not only provided me with great turf but they provided me with a very personal, wonderful service.
The quality and condition of the Sir Walter DNA you delivered to Blair Athol was exceptional, best turf I have ever laid. Thank you so much.
My client came home at lunchtime yesterday to check it out. She was so happy and excited, she couldn’t stop crying. It was the first time in her 45 year life that she had ever had lawn in her own home. Hard to imagine that, life without a lawn.
We couldn’t be more happy with the service and the end result. The Turf Guy, (Jamie) was very accommodating in meeting the needs of our centre and scheduled a time to do the work on a Saturday, ensuring the safety of the children and the families. Lots of families have commented on how amazing the lawn looks…
We are very happy with our RTF Tall Fescue Lawn supplied and laid by Sunnyside Instant Lawn. The advice from Andrew & Sheridan was very professional and we would certainly recommend them.
Delivery was great! The driver called before hand and was very careful with machinery on the driveway. Turf was in amazing condition when it arrived and the size of the slabs made it super easy to install.
Sunnyside Instant Lawn recently supplied and line planted approximately 15,000 square metres of turf at the Bordertown Racing Club. During this project, I found Andrew and his team to be very proficient. All work was carried out on time, offering good advice regarding the proper care required to get the grass up and going, they also followed up the progress of the turf after it was planted.
I love my new lawns! I was so impressed with the team's obvious knowledge and thorough manner. They advised the most suited turf type for this area's soil and climate. Their prices were very competitive and they had my windswept wasteland looking verdant and established in the space of a day! The team at Sunnyside Instant Lawn were, at all times, helpful, timely and professional.
Thanks Sunnyside Instant Lawn, our lawn has come up awesome. Great product, great service, great price, what more could you ask for.
Thank you for the great RTF Fescue lawn we bought last week. It has made a huge difference to our house already.