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Initial Maintenance

Your new lawn has no roots system established yet, so fertilising program will be different for the first 12 months. It will always depend on your soil type and how much fresh & improved soil you have added to your site as to the frequency of the application of fertiliser.

Hopefully you have fertilised when the lawn was laid, this will be adequate for the first month or so, often you see a change in colour which tells you it is time to feed the lawn.

4 – 6 week period apply ‘Sir Walter’ Fertiliser @ 25 grams to the square metre (2.5Kg per 100 m2)
10-12 week period apply ‘Sir Walter’ Fertiliser @ 25 grams to the square metre (2.5Kg per 100 m2)

Continue this on a regular basis for the first 12 months, that is each time the colour starts to change, 8 – 12 weeks apart.


Regular Maintenance

Regular applications of fertiliser are essential for strong, healthy and deep rooted lawns. A mixture of organic and artificial fertiliser is recommended to promote steady growth, and the best times to do that are Autumn and Spring. Depending upon your soil, it may be necessary to fertilise more in the first couple of years until the roots of the turf have fully established.

TIP: Fertilise when first laying turf. Use a starter fertiliser such as Sir Launcher.

You can continue using ‘Sir Walter’ Fertiliser constantly if you like as it is a complete fertiliser, however lawns are generally not fussy and anything with the N:P:K in the area of 15: 2 : 10 is okay.

Click here to go to our Turf Care Products for more information on fertilizers

TIP: Try using ‘SUPER GRASS’ by Katek produced locally here on the coast, it is 50/50 balanced mix of Synthetic & Organic fertiliser granules with major & trace elements, suitable for plants, vegetables and fruit trees, available from; Daleys Turf, Buderim Landscape Centre, Tenkate Landscape Supplies. RATE: 5 – 7.5 kg per 100 m2 see label for more information

Soil conditioners like ‘Dolomite’ & ‘Gypsum’ are to be regularly applied once a year, and the best time to do this is Spring. These products play a vital part in keeping your soil in condition, to allow for maximum benefit from fertilizers and allows maximum growth of roots RATE: 25kg per 100 m2

Regular Applications of Fertiliser will:

  • Keep your Sir Walter in peak condition.
  • Provide healthy deep rooted lawns.
  • Equip your lawn to deal with stress.
  • Maintain the lawns winter colour.
  • Prevent the germination of weeds.

Sir Walter Premium Lawn Food:

  • Fertilise your lawn approximately 6-8 weeks after installation.
  • Use 25grams per square metre.
  • Fertilise your lawn at the start of spring, middle of summer and autumn.


  • When it is raining it is the perfect opportunity to fertilise, you will not need to water it in and you will save water.
  • You can spread by hand or with a fertiliser spreader.
  • Regular applications of ‘Sir Walter’ Premium Lawn Food will give you a nice healthy lawn all year round.


  • Always watering in well after fertilising
  • Always use a pattern to fertilise to limit missing areas,
    On pure sand sites use slow release fertilisers to limit leaching into drains
  • Use a ph test kit to test your soil condition before fertilising, should be 5.8 – 6.5 range
  • Shady areas require less fertilising, rule of thumb is 50 % less.


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Sean O'Connor
Terry and Harley worked absolute wonders! So happy with our new lawn... from start to finish they were really easy to deal with and offered great advice! As soon as it was laid it looked like it had been there forever and it took to the soil beautifully! Terry was kind enough to give me his sprinkler and tap timer when he noticed ours had been broken - above and beyond! Pictures just under 4 weeks after installation - front before mow, inside fence after it's first mow! These are unedited... it's so green!! Thank you Daleys Turf!
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Our excellent experience with Daleys Turf started when Harley Schenk arrived at our home to assess our requirements for a new front lawn. His expertise coupled with his friendly manner and detailed explanation created an immediate confidence that assurred us we had chosen the best company for our needs. Harley arrived on schedule, was well presented and wasted no time in preparing the quote. On the day of installation again he arrived on time with his colleague Patrick and together they carried out the task. They were painstaking in their efforts in preparing the site and laying the new turf. I have witnessed many lawns being laid in our suburb and I can honestly state that my lawn stands out from the rest, due to the quality of the product and the meticulous standard of Harley's workmanship. If you think your lawn is in need of replacement do not hesitate to engage Harley at Daleys Turf, you will not be disappointed.
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