We like this one article only because we're suckers for a good grass story plus Marg resonates with not only us at Oasis Lawns but probably plenty of frustrated gardeners with her advice i.e. just get out there and weed. Story of our lives most weekends.
It comes as no surprise that most homeowners want their back and front gardens to look incredible, especially as we near Christmas.
Making a smart decision to get a landscaper on board helps you to make choices about the design and layout of your property and the best sorts of plants to choose.
With a key part being the type of grass you lay, that is where Oasis Lawns comes in, with Jeremy Turner offering expert advice.
“We start the process with just a free measure and quote,” says Jeremy. “Then we look into different types of turf like Sir Walter Buffalo, which is one hardiest varieties. It takes a fair bit of water, so we also have to consider that side of it.”
Jeremy also works in conjunction with local landscapers and builders, as he says they are always a pleasure to deal with when going through the various turf options on offer at Oasis Lawns.
Jeremy follows up all his customers. He is always happy to answer any queries about new lawn and how to establish it properly.
Homeowners should think about whether to hand water new lawn rather than install irrigation, in advance.
“Having tanks and plenty of water is a huge advantage,” says Jeremy. “And if you just want a lawn that stays really green, even through the winter, feeding and fertilising properly can make it look and feel amazing by the time Spring comes around.”
Even when all the initial work is done, Oasis Lawns is at the end of the phone to advise on lawn maintenance.
On large landscaping projects, one of the biggest decisions is whether or not to install new lawn in stages, or in one go. By doing it in stages gives a homeowner better control over establishing the grass one section at a time to ensure the best overall result.
“It is just good pieces of information like that that you can get firsthand from a grower that helps make a lawn look professional.”
“We can supply hardy grass varieties that need a lot less maintenance or watering compared with other types. We discuss how a new lawn is going to be used and match a grass that will fit the bill.”
“One other thing to keep in mind is laying new grass for a designer effect. It isn’t necessarily challenging, but if there are no straight edges and all curves, it has to be carefully thought out.”
“Grass is a living, growing organism just the same as any plant. If the leaves look under par, the damage has probably already been done at root level and won’t have a hope of establishing once you get it home, no matter how much water you throw on it.”
“We cut our turf fresh once we have a supply date, so we can minimise the handling and travel to site, and therefore optimise the new grass establishing.”
With last orders being taken until 23 December, there's still time to get lawn at your place this Christmas. Call Oasis Lawns on 1800 061 023 today!