Natural Lawn

Nothing beats the natural look of a well-groomed lawn. At Akers of Lawn, we have many varieties and can accommodate for most budgets and lifestyles. When choosing a new lawn, consider maintenance, feel, appearance, access to full sun or part shade, and traffic.

We source our instant lawn from two different turf farms, Brook Turf and Sunnyside Instant Lawn (who grow Lawn Solutions’ products), so to ensure a variety of choice for our customer’s wants and needs. Brook Turf is located near Goolwa, and Sunnyside grow their lawns at Mundulla (near Bordertown).

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Sir Walter is a wide-leaf buffalo which is a versatile turf as it will grow anywhere; full sun or shade, and in extreme heat, frost or drought. With low maintenance, this lawn is also disease and fungus resistant, self-repairing, soft to touch and low allergy.

This turf is drought tolerant, shade tolerant, wear tolerant and has a 10 year product warranty.

Aftercare

Establishing

  • Deep water immediately after installation (within half an hour).
  • Water thoroughly for 7-10 days so turf (and roots) are kept moist, or until established.

Mowing

  • Once the turf has planted root (approximately 2-3 weeks, longer in winter), mow lightly.
  • Mow every 5-7 days in the hot months; mow every 3-4 weeks in the cold months.
  • Mow at 20-50mm cutting height.

Watering

  • Buffalo responds best to less frequent deep watering.
  • Once established, water 2-3 times a week in summer months and once a week in winter, pending weather.

Fertilising

  • Fertilise 3-4 times a year.

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Eureka Kikuyu is a coarse textured grass with leaves which are 4-5mm wide. It has shown rapid recovery from damage
and provides a good, dense coverage. Eureka is a vigorous grower that stands up to a wide range of conditions. Good for
both home lawns and larger spaces such as racecourses, parks, fairways and reserves, Eureka prefers a sunny aspect.

This turf shows good resistance to wear, to water logged soils and comes with a 10 year product warranty.

Aftercare

Establishing

  • Deep water immediately after installation (within half an hour).
  • Water thoroughly for 7-10 days so turf (and roots) are kept moist, or until established.

Mowing

  • Eureka Kikuyu looks best when mown every 7 days at a height of approx. 25mm during the warmer months.
  • Regular mowing will prevent thatching and encourage a tight growth mat.
  • Spring is the best time to de-thatch lawn so mow very low at the beginning of spring to remove the thatch.

Watering

  • Once established, water twice a week during Summer to maintain.
  • During Winter, water as weather permits.

Fertilising

  • Fertilise 3-4 times a year with a complete slow release fertiliser.

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Nullarbor couch perfect for domestic lawns, commercial lawns, domestic and sporting surfaces. Fine leaf blade which is dark green in colour, has rapid recovery from damage and has a great wear tolerance. Grows best in full sun conditions.

Aftercare

Establishing

  • Soak for 10-14 days after installation (or until established).

Mowing

  • Best cut short at the beginning of Spring and kept short until Autumn, make sure to fertilise during this period.
  • Dethatch in early Spring right through Summer. Recommended every two to three years based on mowing habits.
  • Recommended height between 13-15mm.

Watering

  • Once established, water weekly or as necessary, depending on weather. Use the colour of the lawn as guidance.
    Winter watering not usually necessary as the grass is dormant during this time.

Fertilising

  • Fertilise three times yealy in Autumn, Spring and Summer.
  • Granular fertiliser recommended.

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Rhizomatous Tall Fescue (RTF) is a tall growing, single bladed grass that has a very lush deep green appearance. It is evergreen and requires low maintenance because it does not develop a build-up of thatch like other common grasses, meaning it does not require scarifying, however it does benefit from annual coring.

Aftercare

Establishing

  • RTF can be planted all year round but does not like being planted in very hot conditions.
  • A thorough soaking with water straight after installation.
  • Will need frequent deep watering until well established.
  • The first mow can be undertaken once your turf has established and the root system can no longer be lifted from the ground.

Mowing

  • Will require mowing at least once a week.
  • Optimal mowing height is 40-50mm.
  • Avoid scalping as you could damage the root system of the turf.

Watering

  • Once established you will need to water up to 4 times per week during the summer months and adjust accordingly to cooler weather

Fertilising

  • Fertilise every 8-10 weeks all year around to maintain evergreen appearance.

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TifTuf Bermuda has a very fine leaf blade with dense growth, making it ideal for a wide variety of applications. Its density enables it to handle high wear situations such as back yards and sport fields. TifTuf requires on average of 38% less water than other varieties, has a 10 year product warranty and is 100% genetically pure.

This turf is drought tolerant, shade tolerant, wear tolerant and maintains colour during winter months.

Aftercare

Establishing

  • Do not use a starter fertiliser.
  • It is okay to use Oxafert as a pre-emergant, best to use between Sep-Nov and Mar-May.
  • Weeks 1 & 2: Water deeply 1-2 times a daily.
  • Weeks 3 & 4: Water deeply every second day.
  • Weeks 5 & 6: Water deeply twice a week.
  • Week 7 onwards: Water deeply regularly.
  • Leaf must be kept continually moist throughout establishment period.

Mowing

  • Mow 3-7 days after installation (ensure turf has taken root before mowing).
  • Mow at 20-40mm cutting height.
  • Mowing may be required on a 4-7 day interval.

Watering

  • UGA tests showed TifTuf uses 38% less water than other varieties.
  • Though drought tolerant, TifTuf best performs when it receives a deep watering regularly.
  • In warm weather, watering should be increased.

Fertilising

  • Should be fertilised 2-3 times a year, early in spring, summer and autumn.
  • Fertiliser should be applied at 1/4 rate. Over fertilising can damage the turf.
  • If using organics, use only liquid fertilisers.

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Sir Grange’s dark green fine blades gives it a high shade tolerance and low maintenance, making for a very versatile turf. Originally developed for golf courses, Sir Grange responds well to wear and tear and Australian weather.

This turf requires less mowing, less water and less time, making it perfect for busy households.

Aftercare

Establishing

  • Soak for 10-14 days after installation (or until established).

Mowing

  • Only remove 1/3 of the leaf blade each time.
  • Dethatch in late winter just before grass comes out of dormancy.

Watering

  • Once established, water only when the grass appears to be dry.
  • Minimise irrigation during winter to avoid water log.

Fertilising

  • Fertilise between early spring and mid to late summer if required.
  • Requires 1/3 of the fertiliser used on other turf varieties.

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Noonan Fine Leaf Kikuyu is a less aggressive kikuyu than most, with the regrowth time up to 3 times
longer than the normal turf type kikuyu.

Appearance

  • It has a finer leaf than most other kikuyu and the runners are not as thick or aggressive.
  • It still sends runners out, as do all kikuyu and other “running grasses” but at a slower rate than other kikuyu.

Why Choose Noonan Fine Leaf Kikuyu?

  • Being a kikuyu, it is the hardest wearing of all instant lawns.
  • Excellent regenerative properties for self repair.
  • This makes it an ideal back lawn where children like to play sports or where dogs like to run around.
  • It is also excellent for holiday homes, being extremely water efficient.
  • Suitable for places where watering can be spasmodic.
  • Can survive on very minimal watering, or rainfall alone (depending on the area and season).

General info

  • Can be planted all year round.
  • Stays green all year round.
  • Growth slows down in winter but doesn’t go dormant.
  • May go slightly lighter in colour.
  • During the heat of summer, it may require one 1-2 good soakings per week once established.

Aftercare

Mowing

  • Regular mowing weekly to fortnightly recommended during growing season
  • The recommended height approximately 25mm, with no more than 1/3 cut off the leaf in any one mow.

Fertilising

  • Fertilising is recommended 6 – 8 weeks after laying and then once each season.

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Santa Anna Couch is a summer active grass and is commonly used on domestic lawns in South Australia. With a fine leaf, bright green colour and tight-knit growth habit, it can look like a fine carpet. Like all couch grasses, it goes dormant in winter and will require coring and scarifying every 2-3 years for maintenance. Additionally, Santa Anna requires a full sun position and is popular with those who like the look of a manicured lawn.

Appearance

  • It has a fine leaf and is bright green in colour giving it the overall appearance of fine carpet.
  • Santa Anna has a very tight-knit growth habit that tends to thatch up and become spongy very quickly requiring regular coring/scarifying.
  • Like all couch grasses, Santa Anna is dormant in winter from around May to September/October which means it does not actively grow.

Why Choose Santa Anna?

  • Prefers a position in full sun.
  • Ideally suited to playing surfaces.
  • Dense coverage.
  • Good for manicured lawn to show off its carpet like quality

Aftercare

General info

  • Susceptible to weed infestation through the air and also from the soil underneath when dormant.
  • Weeds generally tend to be choked out when the couch starts actively growing again.
  • Santa Anna prefers a position in full sun.
  • Best planted September to May.
  • If planted in dormancy will look off colour or even brown when receive and wont take root till spring there for needs to be watered day & night until does even if it rains.

Watering

  • Must be deep watered for up to 21 days after laying.
  • The need for summer watering can be guided by the colour of the grass, if it turns a blue/grey shade, this indicates that it is stressed and in need of watering as soon as possible.
  • However, usually once weekly should be sufficient, depending on climate. This can be reduced as needed in cooler months.

Mowing

  • Santa Anna Couch requires a straightforward maintenance program of watering, mowing and fertilizing.
  • Recommended mowing height for couch grasses is approximately 13-15mm.
  • Coring/scarifying is required approximately every two years depending on your mowing habits.

Fertilising

  • All purpose lawn food should be applied 4 weeks after laying and then another 3 times during the year.
  • Regular weed control is required, particularly in winter months.

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Appearance

  • Sapphire is a fine textured soft leaf Buffalo.
  • When mature, the leaf is a finer texture and is for those that don’t like the coarseness of Buffalo.
  • The leaf is about 17% finer but as well when it matures; it folds its leaf in half and gives the appearance of a much finer lawn.
  • It has great winter colour, staying greener for longer than most other Buffalo’s available.

Why Choose Sapphire Buffalo?

  • Sapphire is the only high performance fine textured buffalo available.
  • It is a moderate maintenance Buffalo.
  • It has great winter colour, staying greener for longer than most other Buffalo’s available.
  • It has the ability to maintain a crisp, green colour in summer and winter.
  • Provides good wear tolerance in high traffic areas (backyards with dogs, heavily shaded playgrounds, etc).
  • Quick recovery from wear and damage.
  • Low water use – drought tolerant.
  • Best option if you have shade but don’t like the look of broader leaf buffalos.
  • Buffalo varieties do go dormant in winter from around May to September/October which means it does not actively grow.

Aftercare

General info

  • Sapphire Soft Leaf Buffalo was bred from Sir Walter Turf.
  • Sapphire Soft Leaf Buffalo Grass has a super fine texture.
  • Other buffalo lawns have a much coarser looking texture compared to Sapphire Soft leaf Buffalo Grass.
  • Best laid September – May
  • Can be planted in winter but may be off colour and will not take root until spring and will need to be watered morning & night until does even if rains.

Maintenance

  • When mowing, no more than 30-40% of the leaf should be removed in any one mow.
  • Keep mower blades sharp and do not cut wet grass.
  • Sapphire is best at 30-40mm length. In a shady position it should be kept longer at all times, in spring, the lawn can be
    mown down to a height of 15mm (except in shady areas) · Summer, mow every 7 – 10 days, autumn and winter every 2-4
    weeks, if necessary.

Fertilising

  • All purpose lawn food should be applied 6-8 weeks after laying and then another 3 times during the year/seasonally.

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