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Summer Lawn Care

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Summer is the time of year to gather in the back yard and enjoy the outdoors with your family and friends.

The Australian summer climate can also be a stressful time for your lawn and it's the things we do to prepare our lawn that will give our lawns the best chance of looking lush.

Water your lawn

South Australia is renowned for it’s hot summer temperatures and water is essential to keep your turf healthy and green.

Less frequent, deeper soakings will train the root system to become more self sufficient and robust, particularly with drought tolerant varieties. In parts of Australia that receive regular rainfall, such as the Eastern seaboard, watering your lawn may be minimal.

During long periods of dry weather a weekly soaking may be required; please remember to abide by any water restrictions if you don’t have access to tank or recycled water. Apply wetting agents to improve water penetration to the grass root system.

Wetting agents will also help you get the most out of any rainfall. You can purchase Lawn Soaker Wetting Agent from the Lawn Store online.

Fertilise your lawn

Providing the essential nutrients throughout summer will keep your lawn looking healthy and strong. By supplementing the lawns natural growth and encouraging super strong root systems.

Many fertilisers will need to be watered in as soon as possible after application, so check the instructions before applying.

Visit The Lawn Store, order your fertiliser and have it delivered to your door.

Mow your lawn

Make sure your mower is in good working order and the blades are sharp. With regular mowing you should aim to remove no more than a third of the leaf blade to encourage dense, healthy growth. If you mow too short, it will lead to stress and potential weed invasion. For buffalo lawns in summer, never mow below 25mm.

During dry periods, keeping your lawn on the longer side will reduce stress and help save water. Longer grass acts as a sun shade for the soil, this reduces evaporation and shades out the weeds.

Weed your lawn

As with any time of year, keep an eye out for any weeds and remove them before they get out of control, particularly before setting seed. The combination of mowing too low and a lack of nutrients can lead to weed infestation. Once those weeds get out of control it is hard to bring things back. Aerating and top dressing can be done during summer, if necessary, but don’t leave it until it’s too late!

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    AJ | Bordertown, SA

    Thank you to you (Andrew) and your workers for contributing to a successful race track upgrade. Your work is of very high standard and much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you at the races, where you can see the track upgrade in use.

    Bordertown Racing Club Inc | Bordertown, SA

    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.

    Craig & Karen Watson | Kingston S.E.

    The best quality grass on the market - comes fresh, green & healthy and the customer service is excellent!

    Dylan - Devon Park | Devon Park

    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.

    Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital | Edenhope, VIC

    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!

    Jake Phillips | Naracoorte, SA

    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!

    Karrawatta Viticulture and Wines | Meadows, SA

    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.

    KNT Netball Club | Bordertown, SA

    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.

    Margie Donnellan | Whyalla, SA

    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.

    Nick Kilvington | Director | Blair Athol

    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…

    Precious Cargo Child Care Centre, St Peters | Adelaide

    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.

    Rob & Trish Martlew | Bordertown

    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. 

    Shane | Colonel Light Gardens

    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.

    Sonya Lodewyk | Bordertown, SA

    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.

    Susan Dodson | Kaniva, Vic

    Thanks Sunnyside Instant Lawn, our lawn has come up awesome. Great product, great service, great price, what more could you ask for.

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