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The better the soil and the deeper the soil, the better the lawn will be. A good root system produces a healthy lawn which can withstand stress like dry periods, insects and weeds. We can advise, or you could visit the local Landscape Supply Yard and look at the different soils available.
We can bring in soil and a bobcat to install the soil. A good bobcat operator makes a big difference to the final finish of the lawn.

Preparing the soil for a new lawn


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ylhIGydzPM

Maintenance of turf.

Information about watering and fertilising lawns.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQh7aQvl4Sk


Information on mowing your lawn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6LpBszQJfk


Insects and diseases of turf.

Lawn Grub and Disease control; Diagnosis and treatment.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6isTKHIw5tw


Weeds of turf.

Killing and keeping weeds out of a lawn.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08lVHpXQ-TU


Turf variety Comparisions

Variety

Leaf width mm

Leaf length mm

Vigour

Wear Resistance

Wear Recovery

Sunlight Minimum Required hr/day

Palmetto

7-9

30-50

Good

Good

Fair

3-4

Oakridge

3-5

30-40

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

4-5

Empire

2-3

20-30

Slow

Excellent

Slow

4-5

Qld Blue

1-2

15-25

Slow

Fair

Fair

5-6

Wintergreen

1-2

15-25

Good

Good

Good

5-6

Sweet Smother

5-8

30-40

Fair

Fair

Good

3

Comparison between turf types and amount of sun required for a good lawn.

Couch

70%

Zoysia- japonica

50%

Kikuyu

50%

Buffalo

30%

Sweet Smother

20%

Zoysia- matrella

20%

NB: This is a general indication only for comarison between turf types and based upon our observations. This will vary with topography, soil type and depth, aspect and season and can be used for comparison and as a guide only.