AFTER CARE GUIDE
The first 28 days are vitally important.
Watering ATLEAST twice a day for 15 minutes in both the morning and evening, is a good way to stop the mulch mixture from drying out. The main goal is to keep the mulch mixture damp to allow for maximum germination. Either use a sprinkler or fan mode on your hand held hose to allow a light even spread over the required area.
Week 1: It is normal for no noticeable germination to happen in the first week.
Week 2: You will start to see the grass germinate but it could look quite sporadic and patchy.
Week 3 & 4: It is important to keep watering during this time, this is when the lawn will start to fill and thicken. Once the grass has reached 100mm, it will be ready for the first mow.
Mowing Your Lawn:
Your new lawn can be mowed as soon as the grass blades are about 100mm high and the ground is dry. Mowing will stimulate more growth, so it is important to mow at the correct height to avoid “scalping” of the new grass blades. Never remove more than the top 1/3 of the grass blade. Do not use a mulching mower until the lawn has been mowed 5 or 6 times with a conventional mower. During the fast growing periods, it is recommended that you mow your lawn twice a week.
Fertilizing Your Lawn:
After your lawn is well established, you should apply fertilizer about 4 times per year in conjunction with a weed control product.
Weeds will appear in your new lawn. They come from seeds which have been dormant in the soil and can be carried in by birds or wind.
A weed control product can be applied to your new lawn in conjunction with your fertilizing program, once the lawn is established and the first few mows have taken place.