When we arrived at Peter’s home, we were greeted by a 150sqm area of dead lawn accompanied by lots of uneven sand on a verge separated by a driveway. Not only did this need an uplift, but the reticulation also needed to be fully functional to water such a large area. We recommended Peter go with a new lawn, as we believed that a very sparse lawn area with lots of poor quality sand was not going to yield a good result. Measuring took place with a plan drawn in detail, and a soil sample taken for testing. A nice open, mostly sunny area with a big tree on the side would be perfect for new Sir Walter Soft Leaf Buffalo. Aesthetic in appearance, but practical where it counts, Sir Walter was the best choice with its shade tolerance. Our quote was handed off inside a presentation folder, along with some crucial information about our service and lawn, to which Peter happily accepted.
200mm of nutrient enriched Special Lawn Mix was brought in to give the lawn a good soil profile in which to thrive, as the lawn would not do as well with just a sandy base. Full of moisture retentive red loam and high in nitrogen, Special Lawn Mix soil is your perfect turf base. Also added to compliment the soil was specialised lawn start fertiliser pellets, a brilliant organic blend with further moisture retentive properties. So out with the old and in with the new. One of the most important parts of the process is levelling off the area, this requires perfect execution and extreme attention to detail. No lumps or depressions that lead to undulation, which causes not only aesthetic and comfort issues, but also poor root contact which can lead to drying out of the new lawn. Once the team at Green Oasis Lawn and Reticulation were satisfied with the levelling, which uses not only a bobcat, but also a compactor to help iron out the wrinkles on the heavily saturated soil, the turf was ready to lay.
The whole process brought curious neighbours out to have a look, with many commenting Peter now had the best lawn in the street.
After providing the first mow free of charge, as well as a foliar fertiliser with additional wetting agent, Green Oasis Lawn and Reticulation were pleased with the beautiful lawn that was thriving. With no gaps, dry patches or lines, the lawn blended together beautifully and the colour was a magnificent dark green. It certainly made the house stand out, and made for one very satisfied client.