A golf-course-worthy green is all about quality turf and lawn care products. Thankfully, everything you need is at Flower Power. We have a range of turf rolls and lawn seed to choose from, plus top dressing. Got lawn patches, lawn pests or lawn weeds? No worries. We have all the products you need to get your lawn back into shape. Our range includes lawn fertiliser, spreaders, pest solutions and weed solutions. Or say goodbye to the mower forever with always-perfect artificial turf.
Real and synthetic grass to make your lawn dreams come true
Want a golf-course-worthy lawn? It’s all about quality turf and lawn care products, and we’ve got everything you need here at Flower Power.
We have a range of instant turf rolls and lawn seed to choose from, plus top dressing. Got lawn patches, lawn pests or lawn weeds? No worries. We have all the products you need to get your lawn back into shape – including lawn fertiliser, spreaders, pest solutions and weed solutions. Or, why not say goodbye to the mower forever with always-perfect synthetic grass? We won’t tell anyone.
How to lay turf
Don’t have time to grow your own lawn from grass seed? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Just follow these simple steps for laying turf rolls, and you’ll have a gorgeous green lawn in no time at all. Remember to take advantage of our Sydney-wide delivery option and let us bring your instant turf directly to your door.
For the best results, lay your turf as soon as you get it home. If you can’t lay it the same day as pick up or delivery, make sure you keep your turf in the shade and keep it moist. We deliver seven days, so it’s easy to arrange for it to arrive on a day that’s convenient for you.
The first thing you need to do is calculate the amount of turf you need. Measure the length and the width of your space, then multiply together. If you have an irregularly shaped garden, divide it into smaller squares or triangles, calculate each section, then add them together.
Clear your space by removing all existing grass, weeds, stones and debris. Rake the area smooth, adding soil if necessary to make sure you have about 10cm of soil. The area that you’ll lay your turf on should sit about 3cm lower than any edging or paving stones.
Gently water your soil so it’s damp, and spread a turf starter fertiliser over the soil.
Start laying your turf along a straight edge such as a driveway or a fence, laying the pieces of instant turf in a brick wall pattern, tucking the edges in neatly with no overlapping. If your garden has a slope, it’s better to lay across the slope than up and down. Extreme slopes may require stakes until the turf takes root. Use a large knife or sharp shovel to cut it accurately around paving stones, trees, etc. Smooth out any air pockets and make sure the turf roots make contact with the soil by rolling over it with a roller or your lawnmower (don’t turn it on!).
How much water on new turf
Once your instant turf has been laid, give it a really good, even water. If it’s very hot weather and you have a large area to cover, you may even want someone following behind you and watering as you go. It’s vital to keep the turf damp for it to establish in your garden, so water it a few times a day until the roots have established, usually about six weeks. At this point you can apply a good dose of turf fertiliser and dial back the waterings.
The trick to watering the lawn, especially in Australia, is making the most of the water you give it. It’s best to water a lawn early in the morning. If you water it in the evening, grass will stay wet overnight, which could cause fungal diseases, and if you water it during the hottest part of the day, the water will evaporate before sinking in.
How to grow your own grass
If you’d rather grow your own lawn, it’s not that hard, just takes a bit longer. The beginning of the process is the same as laying turf, up until you’ve laid the fertiliser. At this point, spread your grass seed evenly and thoroughly (don’t overdo it) across your whole area. Make sure to get up close to edges and around trees.
Add a layer of topsoil so the seed doesn’t blow away or get eaten by birds. Water it in thoroughly using a mister (a hose will blast your grass seed away), and keep watering it with the mister a few times a day until you have a few millimeters of green growth. You may want to rope off the section of lawn so people don’t trample over your delicate grass seed.
When to fertilise lawn
A surprising number of people don’t bother fertilising their lawns at all, but it can help your lawn stay green, resist weeds and grow thick and healthy.
We recommend that you fertilise your lawn three times a year: early spring, early summer, and late autumn. If you can really only manage it once a year, mid to late spring is your best bet.
It’s best to mow first, at least two days before you fertilise, because if you mow after adding the fertiliser you may end up whipping it all off. Make sure you give your lawn a good rake before you fertilise, to remove all the debris.
Real all directions for use carefully – applying too much can burn your lawn and have the opposite effect than intended.
We have a huge range of fertilisers to help you out with whatever lawn and lawn problem you have.
Synthetic grass: the no-effort lawn option
If all that feels like too much hassle and you just want the lowest maintenance option, artificial turf is for you. We have a range of options in different styles of grass, for whatever effect you want to lend your garden.
Explore our full range of instant turf, grass seed and artificial grass online, or come in-store and let our expert horticulturalists help you choose and share advice on how to lay turf and when to fertilise a lawn.