Can You Install a New Lawn in Winter? - Lawn Solutions Australia

Can You Install a New Lawn in Winter?

Whilst the warmer months in spring, summer and early autumn are the ideal time of year to lay a new lawn, winter is still a good time in most situations. There are even a few benefits of laying a new lawn in winter. There is a common misconception that installing a new warm season turf like Sir Walter DNA Certified cannot be done in cool conditions. This isn’t the truth, as turf is installed successfully all year round anywhere in Australia. In the warmer states, like Queensland, the Northern Territory and northern WA this isn’t really an issue as the temperature stays warm. But in NSW, Victoria, SA and southern WA cold winters can put a doubt in our mind.

Why lay a new lawn in winter?

  • Less irrigating is required in winter for new turf.
  • By installing turf now you can have a fully established lawn in time for summer. Why wait until spring where you can’t use your lawn until it’s established? Get a head start now!
  • Lawn Solutions Australia turf farms undertake a number of measures to ensure the turf they supply during winter is top quality. This includes the use of frost blankets and ColourGuard applications.

A benefit in laying a new lawn in winter is lower water usage. In winter, you will not have to irrigate your new lawn anywhere near as much compared with the warmer months. Whilst it still needs some water, you can virtually halve your water usage by laying turf in winter and still maintain a healthy lawn come spring.

Another benefit is you won’t have to mow your lawn until the weather warms up. Just keep in mind, when laying a new lawn in winter the lawn will not root down properly until the weather warms up and it starts growing again. This doesn’t mean anything is wrong, and your lawn isn’t dying. It is simply sitting idle until it gets some warmer temperatures so it can fully establish.

Choosing the right turf variety

When looking to install turf in your garden and lifestyle there are a few factors to consider. Garden position and size, budget, amount of traffic on the lawn are just a few.

If your garden is drenched in all day sunlight, your options are pretty much wide open. From the sun loving couch grasses to budget busting kikuyu’s, most grasses will survive and thrive in these conditions. If you do have issues with shade, this does not discount having a healthy lawn though. Take a look at Sir Walter DNA Certified, well known for setting the benchmark in shade tolerance. In fact, Sir Walter is so popular over 100 million metres of it have been laid since it was discovered. Sir Walter DNA Certified remains Australia’s favourite buffalo lawn. The same can be said for lawns that are given a good workout by kids and pets – take a look at hardy, quick repairing lawns or even discuss with your local turf supplier varieties such as TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda.

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Lawn Solution Turf Suppliers

When buying turf from a Lawn Solutions Australia turf supplier, you can be guaranteed that the turf you receive will be of the highest quality year-round. All our turf suppliers are AusGAP certified. This ensuring you that the turf you have bought will be true to type and has been monitored for quality, to be free of weeds, pests, and diseases.

So why wait? Beat the rush in spring and install your lawn now so it’s ready to use all summer.

To find contact details for your local accredited turf supplier visit here.

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