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Installing lawn in Winter?

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Did you know you can install your new lawn in winter? Although installing lawn in the warmer months is the optimal time, you can most definitely install your lawn in winter too. There are even a few benefits to doing this!  

Some people believe that installing warm season turf like our Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo. cannot be done in the cooler months. This isn't true, as turf is installed successfully all year round anywhere in Australia, especially in our warmer climate (even though it doesn't feel too warm!)

A benefit in laying a new lawn in winter is lower water usage; in the cooler months, you will not have to water your new lawn anywhere near as much compared with the warmer months as the days are not hot enough to dry out your new turf and mother nature helps us out with a few showers here and there. Whilst it still needs some water, you can virtually halve your water usage by laying turf in winter and still maintain a healthy lawn come spring.

Another benefit is you wont have to mow your lawn until the weather warms up. This comes in very handy as the winter months have shorter days and weekends filled up with sport and other activities which makes it much harder to find the time. 

Just keep in mind, when laying a new lawn in winter the lawn will not root down properly until the weather warms up and it starts growing again. This doesn't mean anything is wrong, and your lawn isn't dying. It is simply sitting idle until it gets some warmer temperatures so it can fully establish. 

So if you are interested in installing your lawn in winter give us a call on 9303 2627 to discuss your options. If you haven't done too much research we can help you out, we have a number of turf varieties to suit any budget, use and look. 

Dethatching your lawn

If you’ve got a thatch issue going on, it’s a great time over the next month or so to get in a couple of low-mows (the other best time of year is at the end of Spring). 

A study carried out by the University of Western Australia a few years’ ago, compared different types of renovation for turf and they found that the results from a ‘hard-mow’ or ‘scalping’ was just as good as scarifying, coring, or grooming when it came to dethatching a lawn.

This should only be done a couple of times a year and works only for warm-season grasses like our DNA Certified Sir Walter Buffalo, Nullarbor Couch, Eureka Kikuyu and Velvetene. (NB. it should be avoided for cool season grass types). 

If your lawn feels ‘spongy’ to walk on then it may be time for such drastic action. For more lawn care tips visit Lawn Solutions Australia

Should I consider Nullarbor Couch (Wintergreen) for my lawn?

Nullarbor Couch also know as Wintergreen is a mid emerald green couch particularly drought tolerant variety of lawn with a soft, fine, but tough, dense sward supported by a deep root system. 

Nullarbor Couch is a proven and popular couch grass in Perth and WA with extensive use in home gardens, on golf courses, sporting fields and community parks.

  • Couch thrives in full sun areas
  • Very strong horizontal growth
  • Low mowing heights
  • Can handle high amounts of traffic, whilst enabling it to recover quicker if affected by wear and stress
  • Suitable for large areas such as sports fields, golf courses and parks or recreational areas
  • Backed by a 10 Year Lawn Solutions Australia Product Warranty

For more information on our Nullarbor Couch (Wintergreen) turf or to place your order today call 9303 2627