Spray with collection to kill any existing plant life. This is mainly important if tough to restrain grass weeds like paspalum, kikuya or twitch which are present. Roto-till or spade the ground to 10 to 15 cm in depth. The root section needs to be cultivated to let the grass-roots to seep through. Add soil as important to greet the final levels to meet paths and extremities. Use good quality lawn-mix soil not garden fertilizers. Combine the cultured ground by treading, collecting and treading again to settle the soil. Alleviating the soil is the correct way to ensure the final surface is strong to walk on leaving a foot print but no depression. Scrap and use a lawn-level-board to work out the final smooth surface detaching rocks, roots or large clump. Put starter manure to encourage quick root growth. Take the help from Canada’s Gardenland where we give you much information on Landscapes and Gardening.
Lay The Grass: Start placing along the longest straight border. Always place in a straight line, don’t try to curve around corners. Overlap the grass in a brick-like design. Squeeze the grass edges and ends strongly together without pulling. Keep away leaving small strips at outer borders as they will not keep moisture. Cut the ends off using a large knife. It is a perfect notion to stand on boards as you place the lawn to stay away from distressing the prepared lawn-bed. Keep off the new laid lawn.
Spreading Seeds: Spread the seed and pre-plant manure by walking backward across the lawn east-west then again north-south and either hand toss or use a spreader. Mildly scrape up the seed into the top 10-25mm of the soil. This helps to keep the seed constantly moist during developing and stops those bothersome birds making a meal of your hard work. Keep the lawn location constantly wet during the developing period as if it dries out at any stage, your hit rate could be very badly over blown. Best exercise is to water morning and afternoon, not during the heat of noon, as any new shoots could burn under water in the sun.
Cut Down: Begin cutting down in 14 to 21 days after placing the new lawn – in the days earlier to cutting; lessening the supply of water to make sure the ground is strong underfoot. Cut off 1/3 of the length and detach the clippings. Cut down every 4 to 6 days in the first month and then weekly.
Feeding: Begin feeding your lawn roughly 1 month after it was placed. At about 1 month the grass growth rate will slow and the lawn will lose colour pointing it’s time for the first feed. Only use quality package fertiliser. If the lawn is rich and has good colour the feed can be hold up however if the soil is poor and the lawn extravagant then feed it sooner.