Turf maintenance can be a bit of a learning process. Some people enjoy, some people don’t – We do! And we will show you how to do it, and enjoy it as well.
With a few easy steps you will have your new lawn looking amazing and feeling fantastic.
Turf maintenance is fairly simply at first glance and once you get the hang of things you will be the envy of your street, We can make sure to provide you with all information you require to promote an ongoing healthy turf.
A few steps to help you out after we have been and laid your amazing new lawn.
1: Keep the water up for the first few weeks (especially if hot) , or install an automated irrigation system (we can install this) always suggested while we have access to soil to dig in water lines.
2. Keep up fertilizer in early stages and summer/growing months.
3. Don’t mow to low (especially buffalo) as you will scalp the turf which is hard to come back from. Slow down on mowing over winter where growth is dormant.
4. Top dress accordingly to fill holes and divots after install and yearly as required with a fine wash sand.
5. Keep an eye out for weed infestation, especially over winter and either spray or pick as required. (remember weeds infiltrate when turf is laying dormant)
6. Promote a healthy lawn over spring and summer to protect you through the cooler months
5. Repeat steps 2-6 + Enjoy.
Buffalo grass is a type of grass that can be found in many parts of the world, including Australia. It’s known for its ability to grow on large tracts of land without much water or fertilization. That means it’s a good option for homeowners who want an eco-friendly lawn.
The resilient and drought-resistant buffalo grass is perfect for homeowners in Melbourne. It can tolerate the 35 degree dry summer conditions, making it simple to maintain its lush green appearance without a lot of water or upkeep.
After new turf installation in Melbourne
After new installation do not cut the grass. Keep it uncut as long as possible. We recommend 6-8 weeks. Just after installation, water your grass daily, and make sure it is a good covering. Water every square meter for 2-3min.
After 6-8 weeks, Mow your buffalo grass with a sharp blade
Mowing your buffalo grass is essential to maintaining a healthy lawn. The key to keeping it green and lush all year long is regular mowing with sharp blades, preferably at least once per week in the summer and twice a month during winter months for maximum success.
You need to make sure your blades are sharp if you want to get through those tough-to-cut areas. There’s a lot of obstacles under the shrubs that could be hiding.
Water your buffalo grass when the soil is dry
If you live in Melbourne and have buffalo grass, it’s important to know when to water your lawn. The best way to figure out if your lawn needs water is by checking the soil – if it feels dry or cracked, then apply some water! Buffalo grass turf should be watered at least once each week. (Unless freshly installed, then it needs a t least daily watering).
If weeds start popping up – Apply a weed and feed treatment to control any pesky weeds.
Buffalo lawns are a great choice for homeowners who want to spend less time caring for their property and more time relaxing outside.
Buffalo grass is one of the most popular choices among those wanting an attractive, low-maintenance yard because it doesn’t require as much maintenance or watering in comparison with other types of grass.
Weeds can be very difficult to control in buffalo grass if left untreated. A weed and feed treatment is a good option for controlling weeds in buffalo lawns since it will kill any new weeds that emerge as well as existing weeds. The best time of year to apply weed treatments is in early Spring.
Keep off of it – don’t walk on it, let pets run around, or play sports on it
The most important thing you can do for your new turf is to keep off it, not forever, just to let it take. If you are looking for a reason to not walk on your grass, let kids or pets run around or play sports on it, these reasons should be enough. The more people and animals that walk on your lawn the more compacted the soil becomes and this can lead to increased weed growth.
Avoid over fertilizing and overwatering the buffalo turf
Maintenance is an important aspect of any lawn. This type of turf does best when it is watered moderately and fertilized lightly. When over-fertilizing or overwatering buffalograss, plants can die off quickly due to root rot. To avoid this problem, use a soil test kit to get the correct amount of nitrogen for your specific location and don’t forget to water deeply but infrequently as well.
Buffalo grass is ideal for the Australian climate which is known to be hot and dry most of year round, and this drought-tolerant strain will thrive even if it rains only once every few weeks or doesn’t rain at all.
The key to keeping a buffalo lawn healthy is watering moderately and infrequently. It should be watered on an ‘as needed’ basis depending on sunlight, heat and rainfall amounts in your specific region.
The resilient and drought-resistant buffalo grass is perfect for homeowners in Melbourne. It can tolerate the 35 degree dry summer conditions, making it simple to maintain its lush green appearance without a lot of water or upkeep
For Melbounrne climate Fertilize every 3-4 months for best results
The best way to maintain a healthy buffalo grass lawn is by fertilizing it every 3-4 months. The answer to the question of how often you should fertilize your buffalo grass lawn depends on the environment and conditions, but for most instances, a fertilizer application will last about 4-6 weeks.
Buffalo grass is one of the most popular choices among those wanting an attractive, low-maintenance yard because it doesn’t require as much maintenance or watering in comparison with other types of grass. Buffalograss Maintenance is easy and can be done without a lot of upkeep. Buffalgrasses thrive when they are fertilized every 3-4 months for best results and watered moderately to avoid root rot from overwatering or overfertilizing. Keep off your new buffalo turf until it takes (about 6 weeks) by avoiding walking on it and letting pets and kids run around and play sports on it.