Sir Grange is a brand new lawn never seen before in Australia, it has a fine leaf blade and highly shade tolerant lawn.
Requiring minimal sunlight this extremely drought tolerant lawn is the perfect variety for those shady courtyards or formal gardens. With a slow growth rate and lower requirement for nitrogen, Sir Grange is an very environmentally sustainable and extremely low maintenance lawn. Sir Grange requires small amounts of fertiliser approximately 3 times a year and low mowing.
To get the best results out of your Sir Grange long term we recommend the following preparation:
When preparing to lay your Sir Grange it is advisable to have at least 100mm of well-worked soil. This can be achieved by rotary hoeing the existing soil if suitable or if there is minimal or poor soil, additional top soil is required. Remove all stones, clods and other debris.
Rake the entire area to ensure a smooth, even surface and allow about 25mm below paths and driveways for the thickness of our exclusive QWELTS of Sir Grange.
Apply your Lilydale Instant Lawn starter fertiliser which we supply at no charge, to the prepared soil area ensuring you apply an even coating of the pellets to the entire area.
Begin laying your Sir Grange QWELTS along a straight edge, such as a driveway or path, furthest from the stack of turf. When laying the QWELTS place them on the ground, next to each other in a brick-work pattern. Do not push them up too hard as this can lift the turf leaving the root system without soil contact.
The QWELTS can be trimmed with a sharp knife or hedge shears to conform with your paths and garden edges.
As our exclusive QWELTS are cut thick, there is no need to top dress with sand but if you choose to you can apply white washed sand to the edges of your QWELT pieces. White washed sand acts as an insulator to reduce edges from drying out, especially in the warmer months.
Click here to see a guided video on installing your new instant turf or here to view instructions on preparing your area.
It is essential that a thorough soaking with water of your lawn commences immediately upon installation. For larger installations, watering should commence as sections are completed.
It is vital that your Lilydale Instant Lawn is kept moist with regular daily watering until root growth is established approx 3 to 10 weeks depending on the season. When Sir Grange is establishing during the warmer months of November to March, on hot days over 28 degrees it maybe required to be watered multiple times a day to ensure it remains moist.
Once your Sir Grange is established, it is drought tolerant and requires less regular ongoing watering.
Click here for more advice on watering your instant turf.
Mowing Sir Grange is an easy task. The first mow can be undertaken once your turf has begun to shoot new leaves once installed
We recommend taking only one third of the leaf blade off every mow and maintaining the leaf at about 30-50mm. Avoid cutting shorter than 30mm as it can damage the lawns root system.
During the warmer months mowing may need to be increased; however this will vary depending on how much you water it and the weather conditions.
Sir Grange only needs to be fertilised every three months. This will ensure your turf has enough nutrients to keep it strong and healthy.
Lawn Rescue Spray-on is also recommended as a compliment to fertiliser and can be used throughout the year. Lawn Rescue will promote the proper development of root systems and early turf growth. It will rejuvenate existing lawns, bringing back life and vigor to tired turf.
For all your fertiliser and lawn products needs please visit Lilydale Instant Lawn's lawn care store online