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lawn lowdown


From Habitat magazine - issue 10

Autumn is the perfect time to sow a new lawn.

Supplies for making a lawn

You will need:

Step 1Step 1:  Use a herbicide spray to kill off any existing lawn and weeds.
Step 2Step 2:  After spraying, remove excess topsoil and rotary hoe the area. Leave for a few weeks to ensure there is no further weed growth. Repeat step one and two as necessary.
Step 3Step 3:  Spread a good base of new good quality topsoil, with the gradient running away from any buildings to allow for water runoff.
Step 4Step 4:  Aerate the topsoil with a cultivator or rake, removing any large clumps. Add fertiliser if desired – consult your local landscape supplier for the best fertiliser for the type of grass you wish to sow.
Step 5Step 5:  Lightly compact the area using a water-filled hand roller, being mindful to avoid over compressing.
Step 6Step 6:  To sow your seed, work in a metre square grid pattern, spreading seed both horizontally and vertically within each metre of the grid to ensure even coverage.
Step 7Step 7:  Water regularly, but avoid pooling of water as this can wash away your seed.

For further information please go to www.hirepool.co.nz.


words and pictures: Thanks to Hirepool


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