Get the Ultimate Lawn All Year Round

 

Pride of Place - Get the Ultimate Lawn All Year Round

There is nothing quite like wandering barefoot across your backyard savouring the feeling of grass between your toes. A lush, green lawn really sets off a house and is the pride and joy of any keen gardener. Follow our 3 Steps to Lawn Care for a lawn the whole family can enjoy.

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PREPARE 

Autumn and spring are the best times to sow a lawn and to carry out lawn care. To ensure you have a successful lawn the soil needs to be in the best possible condition to give lawn seed the best chance of germination. When patching your lawn, spray weeds and any grass you want to remove. Clear away weeds and grass once it has browned off.

  • Apply a 25-30mm layer of Tui LawnForce® Lawn Preparation Mix to the area to provide lawn seed with a base of essential nutrients and fertiliser.
  • Create a level and compact area for your lawn by raking, rolling and filling in where needed.
  • Water before sowing lawn seed.

PLANT

Choose a fast growing seed such as Tui Superstrike® Easycare Lawn Seed. All Tui Superstrike Lawn Seed varieties feature a unique treatment which encourages fast establishment of lawn seed, so you can see results in as little as seven days under ideal growing conditions. This industry leading treatment also protects the seed from common fungal diseases during establishment and reduces bird theft.

Choosing your Lawn Seed

Whether you need a low maintenance lawn, a hardwearing lawn for high traffic areas, a fine textured lawn, a drought tolerant lawn for sandy soils, or are trying to grow a lawn in a shady spot, the Tui LawnForce® Superstrike® Lawn Seed range has the perfect seed for you.

Directions for sowing

  • Sow seed on a fine day at the rate set out on the packaging. Scatter seed in an east to west direction then a north to south direction to ensure an even spread.
  • Rake in lightly to ensure seed is covered.
  • Water lightly and keep moist on a daily basis during the germination period. Try to avoid making puddles with the water as this can move the lawn seed around.

NOURISH

Your lush lawn will need to be cared for throughout the year. A thick, healthy lawn stops broadleaf and other weeds from becoming established. Apply Tui LawnForce® New Lawns Slow Release Fertiliser to encourage lush, thick, green growth in your lawn.

Once established, fertilise your lawn in spring and autumn with Tui LawnForce® All Purpose or Tui LawnForce® Max Green. Keep your lawn well watered. Well watered, well nourished lawns will have a better chance of keeping weeds, pest insects and diseases at bay.

Moss

If moss is a problem Tui Moss Control for Lawns is the best solution to control moss in lawns. Once the moss turns black rake it out and oversow with lawn seed. Reasons for moss growing include poor drainage, heavy clay soils, or a shaded side of the house or trees shading the lawn. 

Before mowing, wait until it has grown to at least 5cm so the root system has had time to develop. Use sharp blades and set your mower to the highest level, gradually lowering over the next three months until you reach the optimum height of 2.5cm-3cm.

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  • I would like to know how I can get weeds out of my Mercury Bay Weed (Dichondra Repens). I don't believe I can use Turfix as that will kill the Bay Weed (which probably is seen as a broadleaf). I have been spot spraying with a Glysophate product which kills everything. Lately I have been getting down on hands and knees but the weeds are outrstripping my progress.

    Laurie Sanders

    • Hi Laurie, there isn’t a selective spray that will kill grass but not the dichondra. Selective herbicides do the opposite of what you are trying to do, they control broadleaf weeds, but do not harm grass, you need something that will control the grass and not the broadleaf dichondra. You can spot spray with glyphosate but this will kill the dichondra as well, unfortunately hand weeding is the best way to do it. Keep the dichondra actively growing and well watered and fertilised and this help keep weeds at bay.

      Tui Team

  • I moved into a new house before Christmas and the grass is riddled with moss in the dry and shady places. What can I do about this?

    Leigh Payne

    • Hi Leigh, if moss is a problem Tui Moss Control for Lawns is the best solution to control moss in lawns. Once the moss turns black rake it out and oversow with lawn seed. Reasons for moss growing include poor drainage, heavy clay soils, or a shaded side of the house or trees shading the lawn. If you can fix these problems it will help reduce the moss growing.

      Tui Team

  • Thanks for the advice on repairing my lawn. The hot dry summer has all but destroyed my lawn.

    Anthony Hodgson

    • Hi Anthony, you're welcome. It sure has been a hot summer and lawns around the country have suffered. We hope our information and products help your lawn get back into shape. Happy autumn gardening.

      Tui Team

  • I have a very small lawn area which I have recently sprayed. I now want to replant. I have a small dog and intend using a hand mower. Can you please advise which type of lawn would be best for the hand mower. Many thanks.

    Norma Mackie

    • Hi Norma, thanks for getting in touch. Autumn is a great time to resow your lawn. We would suggest Tui Superstrike Easycare Lawn Seed. It is available at Mitre 10 and garden centres nationwide. Happy gardening!

      Tui Team

  • Could you tell me if the lawn force has sheep manure in it please, or if not all of them, which ones do please?

    I Neera

    • Hi there, thank you for your question. Confirming none of the Tui LawnForce products contain sheep manure. Thanks, Tui Team

      Tui Team