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Once you are ready to lay your new lawn it’s time to launch it and give it the healthiest and best chance of establishment.

Sir Launcher is a new water saving starter fertiliser that will save your time, money and water. How?

The Sir Launcher product is made up of a starter fertiliser, essential nutrients and Moisture Magnets premium water crystals that act just like water magnets – saving you time by being all in the one product and needing just one application!

This specially designed product only costs around 35 cents per square metre – saving you money!

The water crystals contained in Sir Launcher rehydrate themselves with each watering and will last for several years before biodegrading harmlessly into the soil. These amazing water crystals help lawns to survive during water restrictions by needing less frequent watering during establishment – saving you water!

Give your lawn the great, healthy start it needs with Sir Launcher. It’s also so simple to use, all you need to do is rake it in to the top 50-75mm of soil. Always read the instructions and wearing gloves when handling.

Sir Launcher should never be applied directly to the turf – always to the soil underneath.

When your new lawn is down you will need to water immediately, particularly if it is a hot day. The lawn needs to be kept moist during the establishment phase which generally lasts around two weeks. During this time you will most likely need to water the lawn every day, and numerous times if the conditions are warm – keep an eye on the appearance of the lawn. If the blades of the plants are curling, shrivelling or drying out then it’s needs more water.

Avoid too much wear and tear on the lawn while it is settling in. If you need to walk on the lawn at all in the first few days after the laying of the turf consider placing planks of wood down that can be walked on.

You can mow your new lawn for the first time after about a week or two of laying the turf, but check to see if it’s ready first. Try to lift the lawn – if you can lift it then there has not been enough bonding between the roots and the soil. Mowing now will only pull and damage the lawn. Wait a little longer. When you do mow make sure that you keep it short – aim to just take the top off the lawn as this will encourage new foliage and root growth. Then you can mow shorter and shorter each time however remember that you should only mow a third of the plants at any stage of your lawn’s life.

After the establishment phrase of around 2 weeks you will be able to begin a normal lawn care maintenance programme of watering, fertilising, mowing and weeding. Next just keep an eye on the leaves of the plants to see how the plants are developing. You will soon enough be enjoying your new lawn!

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