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Lawn problems can occur with all turf for lawns regardless of your location, turf variety, climate or attention to lawn maintenance. Sir Walter lawns rarely suffer from pest or disease problems, are shade and drought tolerant and maintain the ability to self-repair however other varieties such as fescue, couch, kikuyu, zoysia, broad leaf and other brands of soft leaf buffalo don’t fare as well.

The most common lawn problems and how to solve them:

Not Growing (even during the growing phase)

If you lawn is not growing then is may not be receiving adequate nutrients. Fertilise your lawn with 40 grams per square meter of lawn food, ensuring that the product you apply is specifically suited to the variety of lawn you have. Remember to water the fertiliser in or even apply the product while it is raining. Repeat a deep watering, once a week, for 6 weeks.

Lack of Water

If the leaves of your lawn plants are beginning to curl up or yellow then the lawn isn’t receiving enough water. Longer, deeper and less frequent watering is always preferable to promote a deeper and stronger root system. Try and water your lawn either early morning or early evening to reduce the amount of water lost through evaporation.

The Right Soil

Firstly you need to have at least 100mm of good soil underneath your turf for lawns. If not, top dressing should be applies. But before you apply anything, undertake a soil pH test to make sure that you apply the right type of top dressing in terms of acidity and alkalinity for the needs of your soil.

Sir Grange Turf
Nullarbor Couch Turf

Pest Control

If you find that your lawn is infested with insects or grubs then immediate action is recommended. Your local lawn care supplier will be able to assist with the identification of the pest and the best course of action – pesticide or insecticide and the right product for the variety of lawn you have.

Weed Control 

Another of the common lawn problems, weeds can very quickly become a major problem. The best advice is to eradicate the weeds as soon as possible, before they completely invade the entire lawn. There are two options – manually removing the weeds or applying an herbicide which is usually best for both a large lawn and a large infestation. You must use an herbicide especially made for the variety of lawn in your yard – using the wrong type can cause irreversible damage to the lawn plants.

For more information on common problems for turf for lawns click here or contact the Daleys Turf team via the lawn support form.

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Client Feedback

As everyone else has said. Expert advice. Terrific service. Highly recommended!
Sean O'Connor
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.
Colette Taylor
Very happy with the service and product from Daleys Turf. Harley was a pleasure to deal with and nothing was too much trouble. The lawn looks fantastic, advice was spot on and workmanship very professional. would highly recommend Daleys to any prospective customers. Thanks again!
Ross Ginns
What an amazing bunch of men. Friendly, efficient, very knowledgable. A special thanks to Terry who went above and beyond his work requirements. Much appreciated for all your help. I would have no trouble in recommending this company or their staff.
John Hadlow
Daleys Turf are a really great business to help you with all your lawn needs.We had a problem with drainage at our property and lost some of the turf that Daleys had supplied.Harley and the staff were very understanding,helpful and honoured the guarantee, supplied replacement turf.We would highly recommend this business and particularly Harley for excellent service
ross shinkel
I couldn't be happier with my experience with Daley's Turf! Not only is the product first class, but all of my interactions with the staff were very positive and helpful. I loved the energy of everyone I spoke to and my new turf looks amazing! Well worth the drive up from Ipswich. Thanks again guys!
Chris Smallwood
We have no hesitation in recommending Daley's Turf to you. They have delivered a first rate product in a professional manner. There was great communication with the company. The turf was ordered, an onsite inspection and discussion of alternatives and in no time we have a beautiful lawn. Special thanks to Harley for making it happen.
Peter Hamlyn
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!
Karra Haight
I am so impressed with the quality of the turf and the service provided by Daleys Turf that I would highly recommend them to anyone. My new lawn is amazing and Daleys have quality products to look after it. The staff are very knowledgeable and gave me great advice for looking after my new lawn. Very happy.
Laura Young
We are very happy with our new lawn laid recently by Daleys turf. We found Harley and all the staff at Daleys not only friendly but very professional. We found them very competitive and the job was carried out with the minimal of fuss. We would have no hesitation in recommending Daleys Turf.
Bruce Fraser
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