How to Install

  1. Remove building waste and debris from the site.
  2. Spray any excising weeds that are visible using a strong weed killer.
  3. When weeds have browned off and died, remove all weeds from the area.
  4. Spread a free draining soil to a depth of 10-15cm.
  5. Level the surface using a lawn leveler, rake or similar devices.
  6. Using a water filled roller to roll the soil until it is firm under foot.
  7. Height for soil level after rolling firm is 30-40mm below any edge, concrete paths or driveways.
  8. Apply a lawn starter fertilizer to the surface and incorporate with a rake.
  9. Whilst laying your new lawn, always try to use as many larger pieces as possible.
  10. Prior to laying your new lawn, it is not necessary to wet the soil before laying, unless you are experiencing extreme heat and the soil is hot
  11. Always try to overlap any curve areas and trim around edges with a sharp blade for a neat fit
  12. When ordering your turf, always remember to give yourself a buffer and order 10% extra for wastage and off cuts.

Watering Tips

  • Make absolutely certain that water is getting to all areas of your new lawn, regardless of any irrigation or sprinkling system you are using.
  • Proper watering immediately after installation will ensure your lawn establishes successfully.
  • It is important when first laying your new lawn that you give it a good saturation until water has penetrated 25 mm into the soil beneath the sod.
  • For the next six weeks, the soil only needs to stay damp, try not to over water
  • Remember grass will not grow in a swampy environment, over watering will slow down the normal process of your lawn from establishing and can cause disease and root rot.
  • Once your lawn is establish, water in the evenings for 20-30 minutes every day when experiencing warmer weather.
  • Only apply more water the next evening, if your lawn has slightly started to dry out again.
  • Once you have successfully established your new Buffalo lawn, you can back off from watering every day and only water when a slight wilting is visible.

Fertilizing Your Grass

  • We recommend that you add in a slow release fertilizer 6 weeks after installation.
  • For best results we recommend using several different types of fertilizer throughout the year.
  • September – Use a slow release fertilizer that’s high in nitrogen to promote a lush green lawn.
  • NOTE – In the Summer heat avoid using strong fertilizers, instead use a liquid fertilizer. Buffalo grass needs to be fed in order to remain strong and healthy.
  • March – Use a slow release fertilizer that’s high in Potassium to promote healthy roots and helps your lawn get through the harsh winter.
  • NOTE – Do not fertilize your lawn in the winter months.
  • Over fertilizing can cause issues so be sure to follow instructions on the packaging carefully

Mowing Your Lawn

  • We recommend that when mowing your Buffalo lawn you don’t cut your grass too low, Buffalo’s can stress out when they are cut too short.
  • Mowing every 5-10 days in the warmer months and 3-6 weeks in the cooler months.
  • Recommended mowing height in shaded areas 50mm to 60mm
  • Recommended mowing height In Full Sun areas 35mm to 45mm