We understand, it can be difficult to know whether it is best to try and repair your lawn or that the time has come to replace it with new turf.
When to Repair your Lawn:
The lawn is less than 50% of weeds. Instead of replacing – apply a herbicide specific for the type of weeds found in your lawn as well as the variety of turf you have at your place.
While the grass may be a little thin in places or there are some bare patches, the lawn is overall quite healthy. Instead of replacing – apply fertiliser and water it in well. This will strengthen your lawn and encourage new growth and lead to the self repairing of any bare patches. If you have a few larger bare patches these can be repaired using new turf – as opposed to the cost and time involved in replacing the entire area.
The lawn only turns brown during severe conditions. Instead of replacing – design, implement and maintain a regular lawn care regime to ensure the long term health of your lawn. This regime should include tasks such as watering, mowing, aerating, fertilising and regular pH tests to ensure your lawn and the soil below are getting the minerals and nutrients it needs.
When to Replace your Lawn:
It is over 15 years’ old and consistently diseased;
The lawn is 50% or more of weeds;
The lawn has very poor drainage or water puddles consistently on the surface of the lawn
The lawn has massive bare patches, does not respond to actions such as fertilising, aeration or vertimowing, and/or the soil beneath is in such bad shape that no lawn above with thrive.
What to do when Replacing your Lawn:
Select and order a variety of turf suitable for your local climate and backyard conditions. See the different varieties of turf ideal for South East Queensland lawns below:
Sir Walter DNA Certified
Daleys Turf is the leading producer of Australia’s favourite lawn ‘Sir Walter’ on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
‘Sir Walter’ has now become the most sought after grass on the coast and it is because of it’s excellent suitability to our coastal environment. Coupled with the fact that it was found and developed in the Hunter Valley, N.S.W. it is Australia’s only native licensed premium lawn turf that comes with a “Certificate of Authenticity”.
TifTuf Bermuda Grass
TifTuf™ Bermuda grass grown and supplied by Daleys Turf is the product of almost 25 years of research and development from one of the world’s leading turf breeders, the University of Georgia. TifTuf™ has been hand selected out of almost 30,000 different Bermuda varieties for displaying superior qualities in drought tolerance, shade tolerance (4-5 hours directly sunlight required daily), wear tolerance and winter colour while, at the same time, maintaining excellent turf quality.
TifTuf™ has a very fine leaf blade with dense growth, making it ideal for a wide variety of applications. Its density enables it to handle high wear situations such as school playgrounds, backyards and sports fields. The fine blade ensures shade tolerance and a very soft leaf to walk and play on. TifTuf™ Bermuda grass has been scientifically engineered to produce a great looking year round lawn with superior quality and minimal maintenance required.
Not since the 1997 release of Sir Walter, has a new turf launch generated such excitement. Introducing the latest brand of turf from Lawn Solutions Australia, Sir Grange.
Sir Grange is a fine bladed premium turf variety, which has high shade tolerance and very low nutrient requirements. This turf variety was originally developed for the golf industry but it was soon discovered that, due to its characteristics, it would make a fantastic home lawn. Its adaptability to a variety of climates, and its beautiful dark green leaf have seen it become the #1 selling Zoysia grass in the USA and is set to achieve similar results here in South East Queensland.
If a finer blade grass is your preference, then go no further than Platinum Zoysia Grass. Selected by Lawn Solutions Australia as an excellent performing lawn grass, hardy Platinum Zoysia is well-adapted to tropical, sub-tropical and warm temperate climates in Australia.
There are many types of couches on the market today and here at Daleys Turf we have grown quite a few of them over the years. Through our experience we have determined that Nullarbor Couch is the perfect choice for our local South East Queensland location and climate, and for lawns for work, rest and play.