With a slow growth rate and lower requirement for nitrogen, Sir Grange (Zeon Zoysia) is an very environmentally sustainable and low maintenance lawn. Sir Grange requires small amounts of fertiliser approximately 2 times a year and low mowing.
This beautifully presented lawn variety suits a open sun area, low traffic and with an automated irrigation system.
When preparing to lay your Sir Grange it is advisable to have at least 100mm of turf sand or free draining soil.
1. Remove all stones, clods and other debris. 2. Spread 100mm turf sand, then rake the entire area to ensure a smooth even surface, and allow about 20mm below paths and driveways for the thickness of the turf. 3. Begin laying your Sir Grange along a straight edge, such as a driveway or path, furthest from the stack of turf. When laying the Sir Grange 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. 4. The Sir Grange can be trimmed with a sharp knife or hedge shears to conform with paths and garden edges. 5. Once you lay your Sir Grange you should top dress it with white washed sand (approximately 1/2m3 to every 100m2 of turf). The sand should then be washed through the turf. This can be done with a strong jet of water.
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 with an irrigation system, until root growth is established.
As Sir Grange is a slow growing lawn, it may take several months to establish. It is critical that Sir Grange is not allowed to dry out during this initial establishment period.
Below is our recommended irrigation program:
Install Day – 8 weeks old - 2-3 times a day 8 weeks to 12 weeks old - Daily Watering of 3ml 12 weeks onwards - Twice a week, weather depending.
When Sir Grange is establishing during the warmer months of November to March, on hot days over 28 degrees it may required to be watered multiple times a day to ensure it remains moist.
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The first mow can be undertaken once your turf has grown to about 40mm, this will vary due to the time of the year. You should never take more then 1/3 of the leaf length off at any one time. Sir Grange should be maintained at about 20 - 40mm, avoid scalping as this could stress the turf effecting its health. Gradual changes to mow height are recommended.
To maintain a healthy Sir Grange lawn we recommend you apply Lawn Solutions Lawn Rescue in October and February yearly.
Please feel free to contact our friendly staff to discuss your individual requirements, or visit the online store on our website.
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